Blog | Friday, August 20, 2010

QD: News Every Day--CDC warns of heat dangers in young athletes


With back-to-school time around the corner, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about the risk for heat-related illness in young athletes, especially football players, the Los Angeles Times reports. Coaches and parents should be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat stroke, dehydration and other problems, and fluid replacement formulas should be used during practices and workouts, among other precautions, the Times said.

Meanwhile, a British meta-analysis published in BMJ offers another possible reason to eat your vegetables: Enough of the green leafy kind might cut risk for type 2 diabetes. Researchers analyzed six studies involving 223,512 people and found that those who ate 1.35 daily servings of green leafy vegetables (such as lettuce, kale and, somewhat surprisingly, cauliflower) had a 14% decrease in risk compared with those who ate only 0.2 serving daily, MedPage Today reported. (LA Times, MedPage Today)