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A metabolic switch to turn off obesity

You’ve tried all the diets. No matter: you’ve still regained the weight you lost, even though you ate well and you exercised regularly! This may be due to a particular enzyme in the brain: the alpha/beta hydrolase domain-6 enzyme, better ...

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Vitamin D supplements for pregnant women should be customised to the individual to ensure benefits are felt

Vitamin D supplements are less effective at raising vitamin D levels in pregnant women if they deliver their babies in the winter, have low levels of vitamin D early in pregnancy or gain more weight during pregnancy, a new Southampton ...

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Underfed worms program their babies to cope with famine

Going hungry at an early age can cause lifelong health problems. But the extent of malnutrition’s damage depends on mom’s diet too — at least in worms. A Duke University study of the tiny nematode worm C. elegans finds that ...

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Never Say Die: 9 Lessons From The World's Longest-Living People

In Icaria, Greece, one in three people live into their 90s.[1] And they’re not the only ones making a mockery of Father Time. Other anti-aging hot spots—called “blue zones”— include Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; and Loma Linda, ...

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What the Heck Is Maca? 4 Things to Know About the Trendy Superfood

Whether or not you’re obsessed with trying the latest uber-healthy food trends, you’ve probably heard the buzz about maca. This pungent root veggie, cultivated in the Andes Mountains of Peru (and sometimes referred to as Peruvian ginseng), has been used traditionally for its ...

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How Much Protein Should You Consume Post-Workout?

The conundrum surrounding post-workout nutrition isn’t so much about what to eat as much as how much to eat. You and I both know protein needs to be a priority following a workout, but the jury is still out on ...

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How To Eat Healthy On The Road

On the road without food; we’ve all been there, and sure as Monday is International Chest Day, we’re bound to find ourselves there again. Sure, fast food might work for one meal, but doing it 5-6 times a day is ...

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How sweet it is: Artificial sweeteners in blood

A recent study by investigators at the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health measured how much artificial sweetener is absorbed into the blood stream by children and adults after drinking a can ...

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The importance of the amount of physical activity on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

[unable to retrieve full-text content] New research reveals the importance of both the amount and timing of physical activity in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), as well as aiding the management of the disease in existing ...

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Would people be happier (and healthier) if we could make broccoli taste like chocolate?

Register now for the second annual International Society of Neurogastronomy symposium, which will be held at the University of Kentucky on December 10, 2016 to explore the concept of brain and behavior in the context of food. Among the speakers ...

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