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    1. Jacob

      Vitamin D Linked to Pneumonia Risk

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      A study from the University of Eastern Finland finds low serum vitamin D levels are a risk factor for pneumonia. Risk 2.5 Times Greater With Low Vitamin D The risk of contracting pneumonia was more than 2.5 times greater in subjects with the lowest vitamin D levels than in subjects...
    2. Jacob

      Get Married Gain Weight

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      A study from Southern Methodist University (SMU) matches with what is casual observation. After getting married folks gain weight. The study finds that, on average, young newlyweds who are good with with their marriage gain weight in the early years after they exchange vows. This, of course, is not good...
    3. Dr L

      Non-Digestable Starch Helps the Body Fight Colon Cancer

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      Resistant, or non-digestable, starch helps the body resist colorectal cancer Review show resistant starch kills pre-cancerous cells and reduces inflammation You can’t digest resistant starch and it ends up in the bowel in pretty much the same form as it was eaten. Once in the bowel this resistant starch does...
    4. Mike

      Deep Belly Fat Linked to Intestinal Cancer

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      A new study finds that visceral fat, or fat stored deep in the abdominal cavity, is directly linked to an increased risk for colon cancer. The research is published in Cancer Prevention Research. Prior research has shown that obesity markedly increases the likelihood of being diagnosed with and dying from...
    5. Jacob

      Study Undercuts Pear-Shaped Body Benefits

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      New research conducted at UC Davis questions the notion that people who are “apple-shaped” — fat more concentrated around the abdomen — are more at risk for conditions such as heart disease and diabetes than those who are “pear-shaped”, carry weight more in the buttocks, hips and thighs. More Myth...
    6. Jacob

      Exercise Can Get Us Satisfaction

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      Not surprisingly, life feels better with exercise say researchers Get up and go a little more say researchers from Penn State. who found that people’s satisfaction with life was higher on days when they exercised more than usual, “We found that people’s satisfaction with life was directly impacted by their...
    7. nm

      Small Amounts of Exercise Boost Overweight Teens

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      Being obese at any age is commonly associated with a litany of health issues, ranging from diabetes and chronic fatigue to heart complications. Overweight adolescents are also at an increased risk of body dissatisfaction, social alienation and low self esteem. Throw Away the Scale “The first thing I tell teens...
    8. nmexpert

      Those Sugar High Drinks Linked Genetic Risk of Obesity

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      You Are What You Eat and Drink Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health have found that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is linked with a greater genetic susceptibility to high body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of obesity. The study reinforces the view that environmental and genetic...
    9. nm

      Exercise and Lower Motivation for Food

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      It is commonly assumed that you can “work up an appetite” with a vigorous workout. Turns out that theory may not be completely accurate – at least immediately following exercise. Professors James LeCheminant and Michael Larson measured the neural activity of 35 women while they viewed food images, both following...
    10. Jacob

      Study Green Tea Boosts Brain to Aid Memory

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      It has long been believed that drinking green tea is good for the memory. Now researchers have discovered how the chemical properties of green tea affect the generation of brain cells, providing benefits for memory and spatial learning. The research is published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. Professor Bai’s...
    11. Jacob

      Study Confirms Exercise and Healthy Diet Fighting Cancer

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      A new study just published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (APNM) reaffirms the crucial role exercise along with good nutrition play in maintaining health and fighting disease. “Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most frequent cancer worldwide, ranking third among all cancer-related deaths. Clinical and experimental studies...
    12. nm

      Why are Fructose Sweeteners so Fattening?

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      Answer in the Brain Dr Jonathan Purnell For decades health advocates have been warning ofthe dangers of fructose sweeteners in processed foods. Many experts find a direct link between the explosion of these sweeteners in processed foods, and the consumption of processed foods, and the growing obesity epidemic. Research at...
    13. nm

      Cherry Pie for Speedy Muscle Recovery

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      After your workout you may want to grab a piece of cherry pie, according to a research published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. According to the research, tart cherries could help athletes reduce muscle damage to recover faster from a tough workout. Researchers gave 10...
    14. nm

      Global obesity rates are doubling: New worldwide study – Examiner.com

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      USA Today Global obesity rates are doubling: New worldwide studyExaminer.comObesity sa chronic metabolic disease in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a detrimental effect on human life expectancy, leading to multiple health problems:metabolic syndrome, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, …Obesity Has Nearly Doubled Worldwide...
    15. nm

      Whey Protein May Help Fight Fat

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      According to a study published in the journal Clinical Nutrition, whey commonly used as a protein supplementation may improve blood lipid profiles and reduce liver fat by as much as 20 percent. For the study, “Eleven obese women received a 60 grams a day of whey protein supplement for 4-weeks”...
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