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Weekly Health Quiz: IBS, Memory and Chickens

February 12, 2018

1 Which of the following nutrients has been scientifically demonstrated to improve symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome?

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D

    Recent research shows about 75 percent of people with IBS have insufficient levels of vitamin D, and about 70 percent report improvement when taking vitamin D supplements. Learn more.

  • Animal-based omega-3, DHA, EPA
  • Polyphenols like berberine

2 Which of the following is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer?

  • Medical errors

    Research published in 2016 concluded that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., killing an estimated 250,000 Americans each year. Learn more.

  • Hospital-acquired infections
  • Automobile accidents
  • Drug overdoses

3 According to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, what is now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50?

  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Drug Overdoses

    According to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50. Learn more.

  • Accidents

4 A recent double-blind, placebo-controlled study showed this supplement can catalyze significant improvement in memory and concentration in the elderly, and also increase BDNF (brain derived neurotropic factor).

  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Coenzyme Q 10
  • Vitamin E
  • Curcumin

    Curcumin, a bioactive ingredient in the spice turmeric, has over 160 potentially therapeutic activities, including anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and anti-cancer benefits. Learn more.

5 Mounting research reveals the following diet is one of the most effective for augmenting athletic performance:

  • Carb-loading
  • Ketogenic diet (low-carb, high-fat)

    A ketogenic diet involves decreasing net carb intake and increasing the amount of healthy fats in your diet. Learn more.

  • Vegan diet
  • The blood type diet

6 If someone is lying to you, you should be able to spot a deceptive behavior within:

  • 10 minutes of being questioned
  • 30 minutes of being questioned
  • Five seconds of being questioned

    In some cases, the first deceptive behavior may occur before you've even finished asking the question. Learn more.

  • Five minutes of being questioned

7 Why is it so dangerous to routinely feed chickens and other food animals subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics?

  • It leaves antibiotic residues in the meat
  • It can cross-react with other veterinary drugs, killing the animal
  • It promotes the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the animal, which can spread drug-resistant disease to humans

    When animals are given antibiotics, it can cause gut bacteria to become antibiotic-resistant. Contaminated meat can then become a source of drug-resistant infections in humans. Learn more.

  • It can trigger disease in the animal as it does not kill all bacteria


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