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Cognitive Abilities Linked to Fitness Levels in Preschoolers

Children who are active may have an advantage in the classroom.

Scientists from the University of Illinois discovered preschoolers with higher fitness levels than their peers also scored better on cognitive tests and other measures of brain function.

, February 22, 2021


Compound in Apples Found to Protect the Brain

Apples could provide benefits to the brain similar to exercise.

Researchers in Australia and Germany found in a laboratory setting with mice that natural compounds found in apples helped stimulate the production of new brain cells in a similar fashion to what happens when people exercise.

, February 15, 2021


Bleeding Gums May Signal Vitamin C Deficiency

Bleeding Gums may mean more than you need to brush and floss more.

A new study from the University of Washington School of Dentistry shows bleeding gums could be the result of low vitamin C levels in the bloodstream.

, February 08, 2021


Deep Sleep Removes Brain Waste

During a good night's sleep is when your brain takes out the trash.

Researchers at Northwestern University found deep sleep has the power to clear waste from the brain.

, February 01, 2021


Fat But Fit is Still Bad for the Heart

It's not enough just to be fit, you need to be trim as well.

Spanish researchers have found physical activity is not enough to undo the negative effects of excess body weight on the heart.

, January 25, 2021


Gut Health Linked to Sleep Health

A healthy gut microbiome may be important to healthy sleep.

Japanese researchers found mice with depleted gut bacteria had trouble producing serotonin which they believe led to difficulty sleeping.

, January 18, 2021


Midlife Exercise Linked to Late Life Brain Health

Exercise is often thought of as healthy for the heart but new research shows it's also healthy for the brain.

Scientists have discovered people who are more physically active in midlife are more likely to have better brain health later in life.

, January 11, 2021


An Avocado a Day Keeps Your Tummy Happy

Avocados are good for the microbes in your digestive tract.

Researchers from the University of Illinois found study participants who ate an avocado a day improved their gut health by increasing the amount and the diversity of healthy gut microbes in their digestive tract.

, January 04, 2021


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