Close to 70 percent of households in all income brackets said they reduced spending on entertainment and at restaurants during the past year, according to a recent survey.


Close to 70 percent of households in all income brackets said they reduced spending on entertainment and at restaurants during the past year, according to a recent survey. The nationwide survey of 1,474 consumers found that the younger adult demographic was most likely to cut back; 76 percent of those ages 18-29 are spending less on entertainment, while 55 percent of those 65 and older said the same.
Source: Zogby International

Consumption of sugary pop may lead to kidney problems according to a recent Loyola University study. The study, based on a sample of 9,300 men and women and published in journal PLoS ONE, found that women who drank two or more cans of sugary soda a day were twice as likely to show signs of kidney disease. Scientists say additional research needs to be done to find out why men are not affected in the same way.
Source: Chicago Sun Times

Do ads for exercise campaigns actually make people hungrier? A recent study at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, found that students exposed to posters or other visuals with words associated with exercise - such as “active and “go” - ate more food when it was offered afterwards. Meanwhile, students who were exposed to visuals with “neutral words” such as “moon” and “pear” ate less. The study was published in the journal Obesity
.Source: New York Times