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For Strong Bones, Diet Tops Exercise

Yes, both diet and exercise help build stronger bones, but which has the greater influence? Researchers at the University of Michigan give the edge to diet. A U of Michigan news release reports that when researchers at the school looked at mineral supplementation and exercise in mice, they were surprised […]

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Whole Dairy Is Just Fine For Hearts

Go ahead, eat that cheese. Whole dairy products–cheese, milk and yogurt- do not increase the likelihood of stroke or heart disease, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. A university news release reports that the study, which included nearly 3,000 […]

App Helps Make Healthy Food Choices
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App Helps Make Healthy Food Choices

Wondering which brand of a certain food is the most healthful? There’s an app for that. FoodSwitch, a free mobile app developed by researchers at Northwestern University, asks users to crowdsource information on new and changing foods to update the app’s 268,000-product database.  A Northwestern news release reports that the app, which […]

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Yes, You Can Eat Red Meat

Red meat may have been getting a bad rap. Now comes research from professors of nutrition science at Purdue University suggesting that red meat, if it is eaten along with a Mediterranean diet, isn’t all that bad.  A Purdue news release reports that the study compared Mediterranean-style eating patterns with […]

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Weight Loss Is Not About Counting Calories

The verdict comes from the Stanford Prevention Research Center, which invested $8 million in a study of diet and weight gain (or loss) that involved 600 people. The New York Times reports on the research, which divided participants into two diet groups, one called “healthy” low carb and on called […]

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A Little Alcohol Is Good For Your Brain

Sure, serious drinking is a seriously bad idea. But while excessive alcohol consumption is a well-documented health hazard, a little bit of alcohol could be a good thing. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center report that low levels of alcohol consumption, generously defined as less than two and […]