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What to know about walking for weight loss

What to know about walking for weight loss

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Concerta vs. Vyvanse for ADHD

Concerta vs. Vyvanse for ADHD

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How diet quality affects the colon’s microbiome

How diet quality affects the colon’s microbiome

New research has examined the effect of dietary quality on the composition of the colon’s microbiota. The study suggests that following a high quality diet may increase the number of beneficial bacteria, whereas following a low quality diet may raise that of harmful bacteria. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that half of our plates […]

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Are crickets and other creepy crawlies the new superfood?

Are crickets and other creepy crawlies the new superfood?

In many cultures around the world, insects and arachnids form a normal part of a person’s diet. In the United States and Europe, however, we tend to regard such “delicacies” with mistrust. Can scientific evidence suggesting that insects are more healthful and nutritious than other foods change our minds? Would you care for a fried […]

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What can cause abdominal pain and constipation?

What can cause abdominal pain and constipation?

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Through my eyes: Weight loss surgery

Through my eyes: Weight loss surgery

I grew up in a dysfunctional and abusive family where food was my escape. Even the shortest walk left me breathless, sweaty, and fatigued. Genetics was not on my side, as both my mother and father struggled with obesity and diabetes. Mum used food as a means of emotional comfort, and food was the main […]

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These diets and supplements may not really protect the heart

These diets and supplements may not really protect the heart

Doctors often recommend certain dietary interventions — such as following a Mediterranean-type diet or cutting salt intake — in the interest of protecting heart health. On top of this, many individuals believe that dietary supplements will help them stay healthy. Can supplements and dietary interventions protect the heart? Not according to a new meta-analysis. Common […]

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New research may explain why evolution made humans ‘fat’

New research may explain why evolution made humans ‘fat’

Scientists have compared fat samples from humans and other primates and found that changes in DNA packaging affected how the human body processes fat. Evolution made humans the ‘fat primate,’ researchers suggest. Our bodies need fat to store energy and protect vital organs. Fat also helps the body absorb some nutrients and produce important hormones. […]