Health Alert 7-3-12

By: Gina Pitisci Email
By: Gina Pitisci Email

July 3, 2012 - If you suspect your teen is up to some sneaky stuff on the Internet, you're probably right. A new study by McAfee found that 70 percent of teens hide their online behavior from their parents. 42 percent of the teens surveyed checked out violent content online and just under a third surfed for porn. About one in ten teens hacked into social networks or email accounts. And about the same number had a face to face meeting with someone they met online. McAfee says clearing the browser history is the number one way teens hide their online behavior from adults.

Also, if you're looking for the perfect summer diet, you might want to stay away from the high protein and low carb ones. New research done by a group of European and American scientists and professors found that a one-tenth decrease of carbohydrate intake or an increase in the amount of protein eaten, statistically raised the frequency of cardiovascular disease. The goal was to study the long term consequences of low-carb diets on heart health, when there's no consideration of the protein sources. The study says high protein diets may be okay nutritionally with foods like almonds. The study is published by the BMJ Group.

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