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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 […]

Berries May Boost Sexual Health, For Men
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Berries May Boost Sexual Health, For Men

It could be true–for men anyway. Researchers at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health are claiming that men who consume just three or four weekly portions of foods and drinks containing flavonoids—which include berries, citrus fruits, and red wine—may reduce their risk of erectile dysfunction. The suggestion follows a […]

What You Eat Influences How You Sleep
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What You Eat Influences How You Sleep

What you eat and how you sleep are no longer considered unrelated processes. Researchers at the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University Medical Center have found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted sleep. A news release […]

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Should Large Sodas Be Banned?

To halt the continuing and medically expensive march of obesity, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken a step that other politicians are afraid to even mention: he has proposed a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts. The […]