At 51 years old, the actress says she's in "best shape of her life," and that's thanks to working out five times a week and sticking to a ketogenic diet.
Could breakfast be bad for our health? “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” say the experts. Instead Terence Kealey believes breakfast is a “dangerous meal” that could actually be as harmful to our health as smoking cigarettes.
Waking up before sunrise isn’t usually something people do voluntarily. The bad news is that waking up before the sun does could also be harming our health, as scientists from Melbourne, Australia have found that it causes ‘social jet lag’.
Scientists from the University of Tokyo established the link after looking at data from 21 observational studies, involving more than 300,000 people. The study is being presented at a meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Munich. Naveed Sattar, professor of metabolic medicine at the University of Glasgow, agreed that there was considerable evidence linking sleep disturbances and diabetes.
Keep in mind that these weren’t hardcore coffee drinkers - who knows how the results would have changed if these people were necking 4-5 cups a day instead. It’s not totally understood what coffee’s effects on the body are, but several studies have found it to have other health benefits, from reducing the risk of developing type two diabetes or relieving pain, to helping with depression.
Unfortunately for those of us with busy work schedules (or heavy weekend plans), sleeping less than seven hours has been shown to mess with your glucose metabolism. A report by the Royal Society For Public Health found that Brits are just missing out on the seven hour mark and are instead averaging 6.8 hours sleep per night.
The findings, which were presented this weekend at the American Society of Human Genetics’ annual meeting, traced the connection to a genetic variation carried by women with hips that are larger in comparison to the rest of their body. The gene variation is inherited from a woman’s mother and doesn’t appear to have the same effect on men. According to a press release from the American Society of Human Genetics, researchers are currently investigating the discrepancy, but hypothesize that there may be a sex-specific protein that interacts with KLF14 and diminishes its impact on men. While the findings are surprising, Peter LePort, MD, medical director of the Memorial Care Center for Obesity at California’s Orange Coast Memorial Medical Care Center, tells Yahoo Health that he isn’t shocked.