Study: Sports drink consumption can cause tooth erosion

While sipping on sports drinks all day may provide an energy boost, this popular practice is also exposing people to levels of acid that can cause tooth erosion and hypersensitivity, NYU dental researchers have found.
In a recent study, the researchers found that prolonged consumption of sports drinks may be linked to a condition known as erosive tooth wear, in which acids eat away the tooth’s smooth hard enamel coating and trickle into the bonelike material underneath, causing the tooth to soften and weaken. The condition affects one in 15 Americans and can result in severe tooth damage and even tooth loss if left untreated.
“This is the first time that the citric acid in sports drinks …

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Has American Tennis Become too Soft?

It may not be too soon to panic.
Four Americans secured spots in the year-end top 10 — Venus and Serena Williams, Andy Roddick and James Blake — and the sizzling sisters have won the last three Slam titles, so there’s little reason for U.S. fans to mope and moan when thinking about what is to come for the rest of ’09.
But by the time the new decade rolls around, there may be good reason to panic. In ’08, America ended the year in a curious position — with only eight men and five women in the top 100. More significantly, only two top-50 players — 21-year-old Sam Querrey and 24-year-old Bethanie Mattek — are under …

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Addicted to Adrenaline

Adrenaline Junkies are people around the world who are addicted to Adrenaline. They are not satisfied with sedate everyday life and they seek thrilling sports and activities that will give them their fix. Some of these sports include:- Mountain climbing, hand gliding, kite sports, mountain biking, BMX, sky diving, bungee jumping, rafting, motor sports, power boating, skiing and snowboarding to name just a few.
Gets us out of danger…
Adrenaline is a hormone produced by our adrenal glands it is also known as Epinephrine. It is a potent stimulator of the sympathetic nervous system and at times when we are highly stimulated, as by fear, anger or some challenging situation, extra amounts of adrenaline are released into …

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Baseball Hitting – The Basics to Success

Baseball hitting is a lot more then just swinging a bat around and hoping to get lucky. When it comes to learning how to hit a baseball, you have to remember that there is a lot more skill, technique, and focus needed then meets the eye.
There has to be a lot of practice hours put in or you will never be able to swing the bat like some of the great names in baseball history. By practicing hard and keeping a few simple tips and hints in mind you will be able to swing like a pro in no time at all.
Remember though, besides hard-core technique, there is also a lot of room for the …

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Hockey still Inspires

Games similar to hockey played using balls and sticks are said to have been enjoyed by humans for thousands of years. There is some evidence to suggest that Egyptians played some sort of game similar to hockey around 4,000 years ago, at a similar time so did Ethiopians. Forms of the game are known to have been played by the Greeks, Romans and Aztecs quite early on, and by many others in years that followed.
Hockey has had an interesting history, in the 17th and 18th century in England, games were played between villages and were often very rough and violent and lasted a very long time. Over the years the game has developed into what …

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