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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 […]

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Cinnamon Helps Burn Fat

At least one ingredient in holiday sweets may be good for you. Cinnamon, according to researchers at the University of Michigan, encourages fat cells to burn energy. In a news release from the school, researchers point out that fat cells normally store energy in the form of lipids, which was good […]

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Whole Grains and Weight Loss

Researchers aren’t exactly sure why, but whole grains appear to help us keep the weight off. A news release from the Technical University of Denmark reports that researchers at the school divided a test group of 50 overweight adults in two, and had each group eat a diet of either […]

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To Cut Back On Salt, Add More Spice

Let’s face it: we eat too much salt because we like salt too much. But what if we could alter our craving for salt? That’s what researchers at the Center for Hypertension and Metabolic Diseases at Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China believe they have done. HealthDay reports that […]

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Restaurants Still Serve Way Too Much Salt

It’s been a few years since health experts called out restaurant food for its dangerously high salt content, and yes, some restaurants have responded with low-sodium options. But most, according to researchers at the University of Michigan, continue to over salt food. BY A LOT.  A University of Michigan news […]

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Broccoli Looks Good For Guts

It’s not a lock, but researchers at Penn State have a strong suspicion that broccoli is good for our guts. Science Daily reports that researchers at the school found that when mice ate broccoli with their regular diet, they were better able to tolerate digestive issues similar to symptoms of […]

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Fats and Oils Unlock Salad Nutrients

Most people put oil on their salad because it tastes good, but researchers at Iowa State have found another good reason: fats and oils help our bodies absorb at least eight micronutrients found in a vegetable salad. An Iowa State news release reports that the researchers found that soybean oil […]