What You Need to Know about Performance-Enhancing Supplements

Everyday new products are advertised, making promises that are often too good to be true. Consumers who desperately want to look and feel better are the unsuspecting guinea pigs for these untested products. Before you decide to buy nutritional supplements, it is important to gather objective information (not from the manufacturers), and to consult with your doctor or another health professional.

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Another Reason Not to Smoke

Smokers tell you that smoking calms them down, but a 2000 study finds that adolescents who smoke are more likely to suffer from phobias, panic attacks, and other serious anxiety problems as young adults.

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Eating Habits That Improve Health and Help with Weight Loss and BMI

More and more research studies are confirming the importance of keeping body mass index (BMI) and waistline measurements under control in order to reduce the risk of disease and premature death. Keeping track of calories and fat percentages can be confusing, and the nutrition labels on the foods we buy aren’t always that helpful. How are consumers supposed to figure out which diet advice is just hype – that ultimately don’t contribute to better health – and which advice offers good, medically sound information?

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