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Heavy Water Drinkers Are Slimmer
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Heavy Water Drinkers Are Slimmer

People who drink enough water to be adequately hydrated are half as likely to be obese as people who are inadequately hydrated. That’s the verdict of researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School, who assessed water intake as adequate or inadequate based on urine samples of more than 9,500 people. Nearly […]

Canned Foods With The Most BPA
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Canned Foods With The Most BPA

First BPA: It’s the chemical Bisphenol A, and it’s used to make resins that coat the inside of some cans. And yes, it’s associated with health problems, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. While some studies have simply looked at the levels of BPA found in the food contained in cans, […]

Whole Grains = Longer Life
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Whole Grains = Longer Life

People who eat four servings of whole grains have a lower risk of dying than do people who eat little or no whole grains. That’s the verdict from researchers at Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health, where a meta-analysis combined results from 12 published studies, and included health data from 786,076 […]

Dinner By Candlelight May Keep You Thin
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Dinner By Candlelight May Keep You Thin

It could be true: researchers at Northwestern University have learned that insulin was unable to quickly bring glucose levels back to a normal level following a meal with bright light exposure in the evening. Yes, that does matter, because the body’s inability to adequately move glucose out of the bloodstream, […]

High Fat Diet Makes You Very Sleepy
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High Fat Diet Makes You Very Sleepy

Feeling sleepy? It could be something you ate, like a deliciously fatty piece of steak. The New York Times reports that researchers at the University of Adelaide have found a link between high fat diets and daytime sleepiness. Sad but true. The researchers studied 1,800 men, surveying them about what they ate […]

Exercise Makes You Less Hungry
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Exercise Makes You Less Hungry

Want to work up a good appetite by running a few miles? Not gonna work. Yet another study, this one conducted at Loughborough University in the U.K., has found that exercise has the opposite effect, diminishing the appetite — at least temporarily. HealthDay reports on the research, which analyzed hormonal, psychological and […]

To Lose Weight, Eat Beans
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To Lose Weight, Eat Beans

We’re not sure if beans are actually good for your heart, but they appear to be good for your physique. HealthDay reports that researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto analyzed 21 studies of a food group called “pulses,”which includes beans, chickpeas, peas, and and lentils, to see how they […]

Coffee May Cut MS Risk
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Coffee May Cut MS Risk

Coffee, sometimes considered a health drink, kind of, may reduce the risk of developing multiple sclerosis, with the emphasis on “may.” Researchers at the Karolinski Institute have found that people who drink six or more cups of coffee a day had a 28 percent lower risk of MS. A Karolinska […]

The Diet Fixer: 1.5 Ounces Of Almonds
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The Diet Fixer: 1.5 Ounces Of Almonds

It’s not just that almonds are good for you, although they certainly are. It’s that they replace the junk food that you might eat if you hadn’t eaten almonds. Here’s how we know.  A University of Florida news release reports that researchers at the school instructed 28 pairs of parents […]