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9 Tips That Make Eating Healthy a Breeze

No need to fear these foods Contrary to popular belief, these “forbidden foods” are fine for your waistline. White potatoes. You may have been avoiding them due to their high carb content, but the problem with potatoes isn’t the carbs—it’s ...

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How Your Morning Coffee Might Slow Down Aging

This article originally appeared on Time.com. To the age-old question “Is coffee bad for you?”, researchers are in more agreement than ever that the answer is a resounding “no.” A new study published in the journal Nature Medicine found that ...

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Maternal micronutrients, nurturing environment boost child development

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A new study offers a recipe for parents who want smarter kids: maternal micronutrient supplements during pregnancy, early life nurturing, happy moms, and educated parents. Nutrition Research News — ScienceDaily

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New urine test can quickly detect whether a person has a healthy diet

Scientists have developed a urine test that measures the health of a person’s diet. The five-minute test measures biological markers in urine created by the breakdown of foods such as red meat, chicken, fish and fruit and vegetables. The analysis, ...

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Eat hot peppers for a longer life? Study

Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total ...

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The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study shows. The study provides the first-ever estimates of the proportion of women who drink during pregnancy, as well ...

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Crybaby: The vitamins in your tears

Babies cry easily, but those tears may help shed light on the role and potential uses of vitamins in tears. Maryam Khaksari, a research specialist at the Chemical Advanced Resolution Methods (ChARM) Laboratory at Michigan Tech, is the lead author ...

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12 Foods With More Vitamin C Than Oranges

Green bell pepper A cup of chopped green bell pepper contains less vitamin C than its sweeter sister, but at 120 mg, it’s still 200% of your recommended daily allowance. Green bell pepper is also a great source of fiber. ...

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Plus-sized fly: A model to understand the mechanisms underlying human obesity

Why do people become obese? Poor dietary choices and overeating seem like clear causes, but what is at the root of these behaviors? Significantly overweight people may be genetically predisposed to be affected disproportionately when faced with the ready availability ...

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What teeth reveal about the lives of modern humans

When anthropologists of the future find our fossilized teeth, what will they be able to conclude about our lives? Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg has an idea. She is a professor of anthropology at The Ohio State University who studies fossilized teeth to ...

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