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New Claims State That Water May Not Help You Lose Weight After All

When it comes to weight loss tips, one of the most followed is the idea that drinking more water will help you shed those pounds. Loads of fitness gurus and health experts have spoken out about how much good water does for our systems. Another very water specific statement has also been circulating the Internet, the idea that drinking cold water will help you increase your calorie burning rates. With all of this information out in the open for us, it should be a no-brainer to continue to add more water into our daily routine, especially for weight loss concerns.

However, Dr. Beth Kitchin – a nutritionist expert at the University of Alabama, has stepped forward against the notion that water has any effect on weight loss. Speaking directly with the Daily Mail, Dr. Kitchin stated that water is not the magic potion that will help you drop those pounds in a flash. In fact, she even states that there is not enough evidence to prove that drinking cold water will contribute to an increased caloric burn rates. So what does this all mean? It seems that Dr. Kitchin’s statements contradict some of the biggest published studies in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The journal states that drinking two cups of water 20-30 minutes before your meal can help you to lose weight by helping to suppress your appetite.

So what’s the final verdict? Although there may be many contradicting views on whether water can help us lose weight or not, there is no disputing how beneficial water is to our overall health.

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Life Expectancy Rates Have Dropped For White Women In The U.S.

A new study report released by the CDC has found that life expectancy rates have dropped for White women living in the U.S. While the overall consensus regarding men and women as a whole has not really dropped in the past couple of years, the results began to waver when the study began to break down the results into different races. It seems that white women have gotten a slightly smaller decline in life expectancy, a number that hasn’t been seen since back in 2005. The results for women of Hispanic and Black heritage were quite different, with life expectancy rising amongst both groups.

When the study looked into the life expectancy rates of White men, there was once against a slight decrease. However, the decrease was so slight that it showed up as no real difference in the data. The opposite was once again seen with Black and Hispanic men, as their life expectancy rates elevated slightly. Due to the concern regarding the slight drop in life expectancy, Elizabeth Arias, PhD, the researcher who created the report, decided to look into the cause of death for many of these women. It seems that the drop in life expectancy occurred due to an increase in suicides, drug overdoes, and liver diseases amongst white females in the U.S.

Although this new may seem a bit alarming to some females out there, you don’t have a real reason to worry, as the life expectancy throughout the United States is still higher than it’s ever been!

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