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How do dairy fats influence the risk of type 2 diabetes?

How do dairy fats influence the risk of type 2 diabetes?

The debate on whether dairy and dairy-derived fats are good or bad for health has been going on for many years. However, recent data seem to suggest that milk, cheese, and yogurt may be more beneficial than harmful. A new international study corroborates evidence that dairy fats may lower the risk of diabetes. Is dairy […]

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Balanitis (Inflammation of the Head of the Penis)

Balanitis (Inflammation of the Head of the Penis)

What is balanitis (inflammation of the head of penis)? Balanitis is an inflammation of the skin of the head of penis (glans penis). If the foreskin is involved as well, it is referred to as balanoposthitis. What are the signs and symptoms of balanitis? Is it painful? Usually, most common signs and symptoms of balanitis […]

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Is compulsive eating before a period normal?

Is compulsive eating before a period normal?

Compulsive eating is common in the days leading up to a period. Several tips and strategies can help a person curb these cravings. Compulsive eating, or binge eating, is an overwhelming urge to eat more food than necessary. It may involve snacking when not hungry or eating in secret. Some people feel sadness or shame […]

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How does psoriatic arthritis affect the spine?

How does psoriatic arthritis affect the spine?

Psoriatic arthritis tends to develop in the large joints, particularly in the hands and feet. However, it can also affect the spine, causing pain in the back and pelvic area. Psoriatic arthritis is most common in people with psoriasis or individuals with a family history of the disease. Around 30 percent of people with psoriasis […]

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Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil

Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil

An analysis of data from dozens of studies reveals that replacing saturated fat in the diet with unsaturated fat reduces low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. In addition, of the unsaturated fats, seed oils such as sunflower have the strongest effect. Is olive oil or seed oil, such as sunflower, more healthful? Dr. Lukas Schwingshackl — from the […]

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Can eating too much fruit cause type 2 diabetes?

Can eating too much fruit cause type 2 diabetes?

Although scientists are not clear about what causes type 2 diabetes, people can have certain risk factors that include a family history of diabetes, being overweight, and having prediabetes. Fruit does contain sugar but is unlikely to be harmful to health when it is part of a balanced diet. In this article, we look at […]

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Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading

Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading

New research shows that a diet rich in marine omega-3 fatty acids slows the growth and spread of breast cancer cells in female mice. The diet enriched with omega-3 also improved the rodents’ survival. Fatty fish, such as salmon, is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. A vast body of research hails the benefits […]

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Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of dementia

Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of dementia

New evidence suggests that atrial fibrillation, in which the heart has an irregular beat, is linked to an increased risk of dementia. This knowledge, however, also indicates a potential preventive strategy, researchers show. An irregular heartbeat speeds up the rate at which cognitive function deteriorates, but there may be an easy way to address this. […]

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Best medications for treating diarrhea in Crohn’s disease

Best medications for treating diarrhea in Crohn’s disease

Diarrhea is a common symptom of Crohn’s disease. There are several anti-diarrheal medications that a person with Crohn’s can use to treat acute bouts of diarrhea. Crohn’s disease causes long-term inflammation of the digestive tract and typically affects the end of the small intestine or the beginning of the colon. Common symptoms of Crohn’s include: […]

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How do you lose belly fat?

How do you lose belly fat?

There are many reasons why people gain belly fat, including poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress. Improving nutrition, increasing activity, reducing stress, and making other lifestyle changes can all help people lose unwanted belly fat. Belly fat refers to fat around the abdomen. There are two types of belly fat: Visceral: This fat surrounds […]