It’s Official. Vitamins Don’t Do Much for Health

This transcript has been edited for clarity. Welcome to impact factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study. I’m Dr F. Perry Wilson of the Yale School of Medicine. vitamins. If you are like the majority of American adults, you took a vitamin or supplement recently. Over-the-counter sales of these products in … Read more

Espresso Coffee Associated With Increased Total Cholesterol

Espresso consumption is associated with higher total cholesterol levels, a population-based, cross-sectional study suggests. Elevations in serum total cholesterol level were significantly linked to espresso consumption, particularly in men, report Åsne Lirhus Svatun, of the the Arctic University of Norway, in Tromsø, Norway, and colleagues. Drinking boiled/plunger coffee was associated with significantly higher serum total … Read more

Scientists Reveal Another Consequence of Poor Sleep: More Belly Fat

If you need another reason to make sure you’re getting a decent amount of shut-eye each night, a new study found insufficient sleep is linked with an increase in fat accumulation – especially unhealthy abdominal fat in the belly. The randomized experiment involved 12 healthy, non-obese volunteers over a period of 21 days, finding that … Read more