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What to know about cardiac muscle tissue

What to know about cardiac muscle tissue

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Nutrition: Even identical twins respond differently to food

Nutrition: Even identical twins respond differently to food

The largest ongoing study of its kind finds that people’s responses to food vary depending on a wide variety of factors. The findings suggest that the future of nutrition lies in personalized dietary advice. New research shows why doctors need to personalize nutritional advice. Despite repeated public awareness campaigns and official dietary recommendations, the obesity […]

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Foods with similar nutrition content affect the gut differently

Foods with similar nutrition content affect the gut differently

Foods with similar nutrition labels can have very different effects on gut microbiomes, research finds. Foods that have similar nutritional information on their labels can affect the gut microbiome of different people in different ways. A recent study, the results of which feature in the journal Cell Host & Microbe, looked at participants’ diets and […]

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Low vitamin K may reduce mobility in older adults

Low vitamin K may reduce mobility in older adults

Older adults with insufficient vitamin K are likely to be at higher risk for mobility disability, according to new research. New research shows that low levels of vitamin K may restrict mobility in older adults. Dietary sources of vitamin K include kale, spinach, broccoli, and other leafy greens. Some dairy foods also contain vitamin K. […]

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Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity

There is a close link between lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, and a person’s weight. Researchers now identify another factor as they report that sleeping with a light or television on puts women at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. Can sleeping with the lights on influence our weight? How much a […]

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Red meat and death risk: Study offers new insights

Red meat and death risk: Study offers new insights

People who increased their red meat intake over 8 years had a higher death risk in the following 8 years than people whose meat intake stayed the same. Conversely, decreasing meat intake and replacing it with more healthful alternatives reduced death risk. Eating red meat can raise the risk of premature death. These are the […]

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High-protein vegan foods

High-protein vegan foods

Proponents of vegan and vegetarian diets often promote them on the basis of their potential health benefits, but, in the past, dieticians worried that these diets might not adequately meet people’s nutritional needs. Protein is typically the nutrient that people are most concerned about when they consider adopting a plant based diet, although studies have […]

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What to know about eyebrow hair loss

What to know about eyebrow hair loss

Many factors can cause eyebrow hair loss, including hormonal imbalances, diet, and some skin conditions. Determining the cause of eyebrow hair loss can help a person find the best treatment. Eyebrow hair loss, the medical name for which is eyebrow hypotrichosis, or eyebrow madarosis, can cause a person to notice thinning hair or missing patches […]

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Vitamin D may prolong life in people with cancer

Vitamin D may prolong life in people with cancer

Taking vitamin D can prolong life in people who develop cancer, according to a recent analysis of clinical trials. Vitamin D supplements may prolong life for those living with cancer, new research suggests. Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing analyzed data from randomized controlled trials that had compared people who took vitamin […]