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Toxicants linked to lipid metabolism

While working for an environmental nonprofit organization in India, Namrata Sengupta investigated how poor waste management and sanitation practices can impact the environment and public health. Her work sparked an interest in environmental toxicology and led her to Clemson University ...

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Risk for binge drinking differs by ethnicities, income and changes with age, study finds

A new study led by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis assistant professor of psychology Tamika Zapolski has found differing risks for binge drinking based on race, income and age. Zapolski found that African-Americans and Hispanics in the lowest income bracket (annual ...

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Lost your appetite? Try inviting yourself to dinner

Researchers at Nagoya University reveal that eating in front of a mirror — or even with a picture of yourself eating — makes food more appealing. People rate food as tasting better, and eat more of it, when they eat ...

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Two New Studies Make the Case for Feeding Kids Cow’s Milk and Eggs

Feeding eggs to children as young as six months can help them grow and reduce stunting, according to a study published today in Pediatrics. What’s more, giving kids eggs at such a young age did not seem to increase the ...

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How Drinking Tea May Change Your Genes

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Tea has been linked to numerous health benefits, from a reduced risk of heart attacks and high blood pressure to potential protection against certain cancers. Now, a study suggests that the biological effects of ...

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This Is the Breakfast That Fueled a Climber's 3,000-Foot Ropes-Free Feat 

Scaling the 3,000-foot wall at El Capitan in Yosemite is a pretty impressive feat. But on Saturday, rock climber Alex Honnold pulled that off and more—ascending El Capitan without any ropes, a harness, or other safety equipment to back him up if he slipped ...

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15 Foods a Nutritionist Always Keeps in Her Fridge

Healthy eating is my foundation, and I like to think of a well-stocked fridge as pre-production for everyday life. Having the right mix of nutritious foods on hand helps me hit my daily target for veggies and fruit, and lets me ...

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Baywatch's Alexandra Daddario Doesn't 'Obsess Over Food': What She Eats in a Day

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Alexandra Daddario doesn’t stress too much about what she eats, and instead relies on listening to what her body needs. “I eat when I’m hungry,” the 5’8″ Baywatch star, 31, tells PEOPLE. “I try to stay ...

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Timing meals later at night can cause weight gain and impair fat metabolism

New findings suggest eating late at night could be more dangerous than you think. Compared to eating earlier in the day, prolonged delayed eating can increase weight, insulin and cholesterol levels, and negatively affect fat metabolism, and hormonal markers implicated ...

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High-fat diet alters reward system in rats

Exposure to high-fat diet from childhood may increase the sensitivity of the dopamine system later in adulthood, according to a study in male rats published in eNeuro. The research describes potential mechanisms that, if translated to humans, may drive people ...

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