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Drinking And Weight Gain: Myth Or Reality?

Forget everything your spouse has told you about drinking and gaining weight. The truth, according to researchers at the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute in Ottawa, Ontario, is that there is no association between light to moderate alcohol intake […]

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Morning People Eat Better

Night owls may have an edge when it comes to drinking, but early risers tend to eat more healthful foods. So says a recent study conducted at the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Helsinki, where researchers studied the eating and sleeping habits of 1,900 people.  HealthDay reports that the […]

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Eat Less, Age Slower

Want to stay younger longer? Try eating less. That’s the practical suggestion of research findings at Brigham Young University, where scientists working with mice, not humans, found that when ribosomes — the cell’s protein makers — slow down, the aging process slows too. Why? Because the decreased speed lowers production but […]

Hot Chili Peppers = Longer Life
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Hot Chili Peppers = Longer Life

People who eat hot chili peppers live longer than people who don’t. That’s the conclusion of researchers at the University of Vermont, who studied data from more than 16,000 Americans who were followed for up to 23 years.  Science Daily reports that the researchers found that consumers of hot red chili peppers […]

Broccoli May Make You Smarter, Or Not
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Broccoli May Make You Smarter, Or Not

Yes, broccoli may make you smarter, or at least boost something called “crystalized intelligence,” which is defined as “the ability to use the skills and knowledge one has acquired over a lifetime.”  The magic ingredient appears to be lutein, which is also found in green leafy vegetables and in egg […]

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The Magic Of Microgreens

First, here’s what microgreens are: very young greens. They are tender, immature (but not embarrassingly so) plants that may be just a week or two old when harvested. And they are oh so hip, often spotted in expensive salads served in trendy restaurants. Why do we care? Because microgreens, researchers […]

Health Researchers Go Nuts For Nuts
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Health Researchers Go Nuts For Nuts

A handful of nuts, 20 grams to be more precise, appears to lower the risk of coronary heart disease by nearly 30 percent, cancer by 15 percent, and premature death by 22 percent. That’s the verdict of researchers at Imperial College of London, who analyzed 29 published studies that involved up […]

Can Yogurt Keep You Calm?
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Can Yogurt Keep You Calm?

Can the probiotics in yogurt really help to relieve stress? Researchers at the University of Missouri think that may be case, although their suspicion is based on experiments with zebra fish, not people. A U of Missouri news release reports that the researchers tested how zebrafish behaved after doses of Lactobacillus […]