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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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Gastric bypass helps severely obese teenagers maintain weight loss over long term

Two studies show surgery leads to significant weight loss and health benefits over 5-12 years, but may lead to more surgery and vitamin deficiency in some. Gastric bypass surgery helps severely obese teenagers lose weight and keep it off, according ...

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Time-restricted feeding study shows promise in helping people shed body fat

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are trying to find out whether changing a person’s eating schedule can help them lose weight and burn fat. The first human test of early time-restricted feeding, or eTRF, found that this meal-timing strategy ...

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This Kind of Food Is Both Filling and Insanely Good for You

This article originally appeared on Time.com. Not all carbs are created equal—and thank goodness for that. New research suggests that a certain kind of carbohydrate called resistant starch may improve health by keeping you full, checking blood sugar and supporting the gut. Resistant starch, ...

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Clinical guidelines to reduce risk of peanut allergy

[unable to retrieve full-text content] An expert panel has issued clinical guidelines to aid health care providers in early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants to prevent the development of peanut allergy. Nutrition Research News — ScienceDaily

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How a New Year’s Detox Sent One Woman to the ER

After the sugar- and booze-filled holidays, starting the new year off with a cleanse or a detox may seem like a great way to reset, kickstart healthy habits, and maybe lose a few pounds. But certain “cleansing” strategies can be ...

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