Research from the federal Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study shows that low levels of adiponectin in fat cells increase asthma risk in young women. Another team of researchers says high levels of the protein ICAM-1, found in endothelial cells lining the arteries, are associated with lower lung function.
Boo Koo Beverage Co. plans to rename itself Performing Brands and will refocus its operations by bringing new industry veterans on board. The company also plans to expand its product lineup with functional and health and wellness drinks.
Drinking 100% fruit juice is not related to childhood obesity, a new study reveals. "Health professionals and policy makers should be encouraged to objectively review the literature on all beverages and encourage consumption of healthful beverages including water, milk, and 100% fruit juice," the authors report.