Friday, 20 April 2018

Oil prices at their highest since late 2014


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Parental diet before conception affects child's health


A child's health can be compromised not only by a mother who smokes or drinks during pregnancy, but by the obesity and poor diet of both parents well before the act of procreation, researchers said Tuesday (Apr 17).

What a mother and father eat, and whether they are seriously overweight, in other words, can have "profound implications for the growth, development and long-term health of their children before conception", they warned in a trio of studies.

The findings, reported in The Lancet, a leading medical journal, should heighten awareness of "preconception risk factors", the researchers said.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/pregnancy-parental-diet-before-conception-affects-child-health-10145056

EU warns about green tea supplements

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Taking high doses of supplements containing green tea extracts may be associated with liver damage, according to new research from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Tea infusions, as used for brewed tea, are still considered safe. Instant tea drinks are also fine as they contain lower levels of the antioxidants naturally present in green tea, Parma-based EFSA said.

Consuming too many of these antioxidants can be harmful, which is why the amount contained in supplements can have a harmful effect on the liver.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/how-healthy-is-too-healthy--eu-warns-about-green-tea-supplements-10151446