A British study reports eating fast food three times a week may lead to asthma and eczema in children. Using data from more than 500,000 children round the world, researchers suggest a poor diet may be to blame for an increase in allergy-related conditions.
Fast food contains high levels of saturated fat and trans-fatty acids, which affect immunity. The study also found that eating three or more servings of fruit a week cut the risk of severe asthma, eczema and rhinoconjunctivitis by 11 to 14%
TAP WATER SAFER THAN BOTTLED?
British researchers at Glasgow University say tap is healthier. Why? Tap must be checked daily, using rigorous inspection methods, while many makers of bottled water are only required to do monthly testing at the source. Tap water also has trace amounts of chlorine to prevent the spread of infections, while bottled has no disinfecting additives. Now this depends on the cleanliness of your water source and how much chlorine is considered safe, which is still an issue with many consumers.
A new study suggests regular cocoa intake may lead to improved mental function in elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment, often a precursor to dementia. Data also showed that rats live longer and have better cognitive function after eating chocolate and even snail's memories improved from eating chocolate. Who knew snails ate chocolate? OBESITY BAD FOR BRAINS
We know obesity is bad for our bodies, but now researchers say it could also be bad for our brains. A British study, that tracked 6,000 people for a decade, found those who were obese, with unhealthy metabolic changes, showed a faster decline in cognitive test scores, compared to others in the study. Experts don't know why this happens, but think metabolic changes like high blood sugar and high cholesterol are involved.
POPCORN LINK TO ALZHEIMER'S?
An ingrediant found in popcorn may be linked to Alzheimer's disease. Diacetyle, the ingrediant responsible for popcorn's buttery flavor and smell, is similar to another substance that aids the clumping of beta-amyloid proteins -- a key indicator of Alzheimer's. Scientists, who discovered the connection, were already studying diacetyle because of it's association with respiratory and other health issues in workers at micro-wave popcorn and food flavoring factories. Diacetyle is also used in some margarines, candies, and baked goods, as well as some beers and chardonnay wines. That study was published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology.
FAVE FOODIE FLICK
HOLLYWOOD ON THE EAST END:
In honor of the Academy Awards, just how many movies have been filmed on the East End? This is just a small sample. How many have you seen?
Compromising Positions - 1985 - Susan Sarandon & Raul Julia investigate a murder in East Hampton.
Death Trap - 1982 - Successful playwright Michael Caine plots to kill aspiring playwright Christopher Reeve to steal his play in East Hampton.
The Devil's Own - 1997 - Parts of this Harrison Ford/Brad Pitt IRA thriller were shot in Greenport.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - 2004 - Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet share a bed on the beach in Montauk.
The Forgotten - 2004 - Julianne Moore must prove her 9-year old son existed. (Exterior scenes shot in Hampton Bays).
The Last Summer - 1995 - Filmed entirely in East Hampton, a family spends their last summer in their Hamptons house before they sell it.
Margot at the Wedding - 2007 - Nicole Kidman attends her sister's wedding in this film shot around East Quogue, Hampton Bays & Shelter Island)
Masquerade - 1988 - Rob Lowe and Meg Tilly find love and murder amongst the yachting set in Sag Harbor & Southampton.
Mighty Aphrodite - 1995 - Aerials of Quogue were used for some of the location scenes of this Woody Allen comedy.
The Nanny Diaries - 2007 - Some scenes were filmed in East Hampton for this Scarlett Johannson movie.
Pollack - 2000 - The life of artist Jackson Pollack. Parts of the film were shot at the actual Pollack house in Springs, East Hampton which is now a museum.
Rocket Gibraltor - 1988 - Family patriarch Burt Lancaster unites his family for his 77th birthday in Westhampton Beach.
The Romantics - 2010 - Bride (Anna Paquin) and maid of honor (Katie Holmes) battle over groom (Josh Duhamel) in Southold.
Something's Gotta Give - 2003 - Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton find love on the beaches of East Hampton and Southampton.
The Sheik - 1921 - Most of this legendary Rudolph Valentino film was shot in a studio, but the 'desert' scenes were shot in Montauk.
Sweet Liberty - 1986 - Author Alan Alda's town is invaded by Hollywood, when a movie crew arrives to film his book (Sag Harbor & Southampton).
Three Backyards - 2010 - Tells the tale of three people from the same town during the course of one curious day in Sag Harbor.
Wall Street - 1987 - Both Southampton and Westhampton have been cited as the location of Gordon Gekko's beach house in this iconic movie.
Get ready for the first ever "Taste of NY Wine & Food" store in Grand Central Terminal. The shop, slated to open in August 2014, will be on the west side of the terminal, adjacent to the Biltmore Room, across from Track 37. Supported by the Governor's Taste NY marketing campaign, the MTA chose "One Woman Wines & Vineyards" in Southold, on Long Island's North Fork to be the store's operator. "One Woman Wines & Vineyards" says they will feature an abundant display of New York wines and food items produced throughout New York State, such as Brooklyn Brewery, Hudson Baby Bourbon, McLure's and Baldwin Hill. "Taste of NY" was launched last May 2013 as part of New York's biggest tourist campaign in decades, focusing on the state's food and beverage industry, as well as promoting agri-business across New York. "Taste NY" stores have already opened at LaGuardia Airport and the New Baltimore rest area of the New York State Thruway, south of Albany. The move is seen as another step towards positioning New York State's best food and wine onto the world's stage.
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