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Weekly Health Quiz: Coke, Google and Autism

1 Which of the following nutrients is crucial for the prevention of osteoporosis and cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke?

  • Vitamin K2

    Vitamin K2 inhibits arterial calcification and improves arterial flexibility, thereby reducing your risk of a cardiovascular event (such as a heart attack) or death. It's also important for the prevention of osteoporosis. Learn more.

  • Omega-6
  • Omega-3
  • Vitamin K1

2 Which of the following has been linked to a significantly increased risk of ADHD and autism when consumed during pregnancy?

  • Statins
  • Acetaminophen

    Recent research found that, compared to children of mothers with the lowest acetaminophen burden, children of mothers with the greatest exposure had a 286% higher risk for ADHD and a 362% higher risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by the time they were about 9 years old. Previous studies have also linked acetaminophen use during pregnancy with a higher risk for ADHD and other behavioral problems. Learn more.

  • Vitamin D supplements
  • Blood pressure medication

3 How many safety studies has the Federal Communications Commission performed to ascertain the health and environmental risks of 5G?

  • 6
  • 19
  • None

    No 5G safety studies have been conducted or funded by the Federal Communications Commission or the telecom industry, and none is planned. Learn more.

  • Over 300

4 Which of the following have recently been found to be interconnected, exerting a powerful influence over each other?

  • Brain, sinuses and esophagus
  • Gut microbiome and activity level
  • Renal system and muscular activity
  • Gut microbiome, sleep, immune function and cognition

    Recent research shows the composition of your gut microbiome, the quality and quantity of your sleep, your immune function and cognition are all connected and exert a powerful influence over each other. Learn more.

5 Which of the following strategies will optimize fat loss, according to more recent science?

  • Skip breakfast and exercise on an empty stomach in the morning

    Evidence suggests you can reap important health benefits by exercising in a fasted state. Skipping breakfast and exercising on an empty stomach has been shown to boost fat loss, compared to exercising after breakfast. Learn more.

  • Eat a carbohydrate-based breakfast before exercising in the morning
  • Eat a high-fat diet before exercising in the morning
  • Skip breakfast and lunch, and exercise after dinner

6 The Coca-Cola Company

  • is committed to ending plastic pollution
  • is doing little about the plastic pollution it causes

    Coca-Cola's many single-use plastic bottle beverages cause much of the world's plastic waste and the company is doing little about it. Learn more.

  • has significantly reduced worldwide plastic pollution
  • helps world hunger through selling low-cost beverages

7 Name one way by which Google can influence and manipulate U.S. elections without anyone noticing:

  • Political advertising
  • Lobbying
  • Search engine manipulation (biased search rankings)

    Google tools such as autofill search recommendations can be used to sway public opinion on political (and other topics), which can have significant political consequences. Research shows biased search rankings can shift voting preferences of undecided voters by 20% or more, and that people will be completely unaware of having been manipulated. Learn more.

  • Entering a Manchurian candidate into the presidential race

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