Health Quiz What's In The News
To prevent obesity, studies suggest that eating most of your calories at this meal may jumpstart your metabolism:
It makes no difference what time of day you eat
Death rates from colon cancer are rising in this age group:
20 to 54 years
55 to 64 years
65 to 74 years
75 and older
Deadly colon and rectal cancers are rising in younger people. Scientists aren't sure why. To learn more, read More Young People Are Dying of Colon Cancer
A nearly 50-year study of elite runners found that by the time they reached their 60s and 70s, the athletes were:
In much better physical shape than most of their peers
In worse shape
In about the same shape
Youthful exercise had no impact on late-in-life status
Fitness can carry on through a lifetime, and may require only a few hours of gentle activity each week. To learn more, read Age Like a Former Athlete
Raising the price of a pack of cigarettes by $1 resulted in:
10 percent more people quitting
20 percent more people quitting
40 percent more people quitting
A price rise had no effect on quitting rates
Raising the price by $1 resulted in 20 percent more people quitting. To learn more, read 20 Percent More Smokers Quit After $1 Price Increase
Taking oral contraceptives was tied to a lower risk of this form of arthritis:
Oral contraceptives were tied to a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
Marijuana users had higher rates of deaths related to this condition:
Chronic obstructive lung disease
All of the above
Compared to those who didn't use marijuana, regular users of the drug had a higher risk of hypertension-related deaths. To learn more, read Marijuana Tied to Hypertension Risk
True or false? Sweat removes more toxins from the body than the liver or kidneys do.
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.
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