There may be a better way to think about daily drinking habits that impact health conditions such as obesity and diabetes, according to a new study by Virginia Tech researchers.
The researchers have developed the Healthy Beverage Index – a scoring system to evaluate the healthiness of what and how much people drink each day. They found that a higher index score correlates to better cholesterol levels, lowered risk of hypertension, and in men, lowered blood pressure.
Emma Flemmig of Glidden, Iowa, a Ph.D. candidate in crop and soil environmental sciences, and Rachael Kennedy of Blacksburg, Virginia, a Ph.D. candidate in agricultural, leadership, and community education, have been awarded U.S. Fulbright Student Program grants.
Virginia Tech’s ranking of agricultural sciences research and development expenditures for 2013 rose to sixth in the nation, cementing the university and its scientists as international leaders in helping feed a quickly growing global population and sustainably managing the world’s forests.
Martha A. Walker, community viability specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, has received Virginia Tech’s 2015 Alumni Award for Excellence in Extension.
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