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Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study reveals that individuals with higher levels of belly fat and larger waistlines are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels. Where fat is stored on the body may impact vitamin D levels. Currently, in medical circles, vitamin D is the talk of the town. Produced in our skin on contact with […]

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How tomato sauce can boost your gut health

How tomato sauce can boost your gut health

If like me, you enjoy the occasional bowl of pasta with fresh tomato sauce, then I’ve got great news for you. Research fresh out of the pan has found that cooked tomato sauce helps to improve the activity of probiotics in the gut. Does tomato sauce boost gut health? And if so, should we choose […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Intermittent fasting may raise risk

Type 2 diabetes: Intermittent fasting may raise risk

New research suggests that intermittent fasting may raise insulin levels, damage pancreatic cells, and increase the amount of abdominal fat. Intermittent fasting may be a popular diet, but it may also harm our metabolic health, suggests a new study. The so-called intermittent fasting diet has been gaining more and more traction among people who want […]

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Can you drink coffee while taking Adderall?

Can you drink coffee while taking Adderall?

Adderall and coffee are central nervous system stimulants. While a small dose of each one on its own is usually safe, taking the two together can enhance their effects, potentially causing adverse side effects. People taking Adderall should remember that stimulants are also addictive, which is another reason to limit extra caffeine intake from coffee. […]

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Can estrogen levels affect weight gain?

Can estrogen levels affect weight gain?

Many women report that changing estrogen levels affect their weight, particularly around menopause. They may notice that they are gaining weight, or that it is more difficult to lose weight. Some forms of estrogen are linked with how the body controls weight gain. As such, any changes in their levels could then lead to changes […]

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These simple lifestyle changes may improve osteoarthritis symptoms

These simple lifestyle changes may improve osteoarthritis symptoms

A new study uncovers a possible link between nutrition and pain relief for people with osteoarthritis. They discovered that small changes to a person’s lifestyle and diet could help with pain relief as well as prevent future damage. A new study investigates the importance of diet for people with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, a deteriorating joint disease, […]

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Which foods might stop your brain from shrinking?

Which foods might stop your brain from shrinking?

Diet is important to health and well-being, and researchers bring an increasing amount of evidence in support of the saying, “you are what you eat.” So, how does diet affect our brain health in the long run? A new study investigates. Brains tend to shrink with age, but could eating healthfully prevent this? As we […]

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‘Largest’ microbiome study weighs in on our gut health

‘Largest’ microbiome study weighs in on our gut health

The first results of the largest study to have ever investigated the human microbiome are in. They have important implications for our dietary practices, resistance to antibiotics, and our mental health. The wider the range of plants that we eat, the more diverse our gut bacteria will be, suggests a new study. In 2012, Rob […]

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Could eating yogurt reduce inflammation?

Could eating yogurt reduce inflammation?

Can starting a meal with a single portion of yogurt help to reduce inflammation? According to a new study, the answer is “yes.” Its authors believe that yogurt might protect us from the harmful byproducts of gut bacteria. A new study investigates the anti-inflammatory powers of yogurt. Inflammation is a hot topic at the moment. […]

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What are the symptoms of low vitamin E?

What are the symptoms of low vitamin E?

The body needs vitamin E to function, making it an essential vitamin. It is fat-soluble, meaning that it requires fat from the diet to be properly absorbed. Vitamin E is mainly stored in the liver before being released into the blood stream for use. Deficiency is uncommon and typically the result of an underlying condition. […]