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1 in 5 Deaths Worldwide Due to Poor Diet

What people are not eating enough of is more important than what they are eating too much of when it comes to diet-related deaths.

A global survey shows that 11 million people die a year as a result of a poor diet. That means 20 percent of the deaths each year are due to what people are eating or not eating.

, April 08, 2019


Beware of Sugar on Keto Cheat Days

A keto diet might be what you need but be careful if you plan to cheat.

Researchers found excess sugar on keto cheat days caused dieters to exhibit signs of cardiovascular damage.

, April 01, 2019


Understanding the Danger of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 improves mitochondrial health and increases the ability to fight off infection

Roundworms share a unique characteristic with humans in that they cannot make vitamin B12 and must get it from their diet and scientists used roundworms to uncover a direct link between a lack of vitamin B12 and an increased risk of infection by two potentially deadly pathogens.

, March 20, 2019


Green Tea Could Help You Lose Weight

Green tea promotes a healthy gut microbiome and that may help some people lose weight.

Mice fed a fat-inducing diet had less weight gain and lower insulin resistance when they were given green tea.

, March 18, 2019


Seniors More Prone to Dehydration

Dehydration is a concern for all but it is more common among the elderly.

Researchers from the UCLA School of Nursing found the elderly are particularly prone to underhydration and dehydration which can lead to among other things urinary tract infections and frequent falls.

, March 11, 2019


Once a Week Sufficient for Weightlifting Seniors

New research shows just one day a week has benefits for seniors when it comes to lifting weights.

Lifting weights is great for seniors when it comes to maintaining strength and flexibility but it doesn't have to be a full-time pursuit because new research shows it positively affects blood values, muscle strength and even mental wellbeing with just one session a week in those in the 65-75 age range.

, March 04, 2019


Fish Oil May Help Prevent Pre-Term Births

Fish oil was shown in experiments to reduce inflammation linked to pre-term births, miscarriages and still births.

Fish oil is well-known for its ability to combat inflammation and the latest research suggests those properties could help more mothers carry their babies to full term.

, February 25, 2019


Study Shows How Sleep Affects Heart Health

The importance of a good night's sleep has now been linked to heart health through a new study.

Researchers discovered when sleep is sound there is a link between the brain, bone marrow and blood vessels that protect against the development of atherosclerosis or a hardening of the arteries.

, February 18, 2019


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