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High Fat Meals with High Sugar Set the Stage for Heart Disease

You may want to think twice before you indulge in a high-fat, high-sugar treat

If you don’t think one milkshake can make a difference in your health, the results of a recent study may change your mind. The combination of high fat and high sugar from just one milkshake was enough to trigger the beginnings of heart disease.

, April 23, 2018


Holding Hands Can Ease Pain

Research show the pain-relieving effect holding hands with a loved one can have

Holding the hand of a loved one that is suffering does more than provide them emotional support, it can actually ease their physical pain. That’s according to new research from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

, April 16, 2018


Exposure to Harmful Chemicals Linked to Restaurant Food

If you are eating restaurant food you may be getting more than you thought

A new study shows it’s not only what’s on the menu that should be a concern, but what comes with your meal at a restaurant that could affect your health. Researchers have determined people who eat out frequently are being exposed to high levels of phthalates in their food.

, April 09, 2018


Obesity is Making Cancer More Prevalent in Younger Adults

It's never too early to be concerned about the effects of obesity on children

Another devastating consequence of the obesity epidemic in America is that cancer is becoming more prevalent in young adults. That is the finding of a research study conducted by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

, April 02, 2018


Fasting is Good for the Heart

A 5:2 diet showed exciting results for a number of reasons

Study participants who used intermittent fasting to lose weight were able to clear triglyceride from the blood quicker after a meal than those who lost weight by calorie restriction alone according to researchers at the University of Surrey.

, March 26, 2018


Physically Fit Women Can Ward Off Dementia

The surprising results of this study show a dramatically lower risk of dementia for physically fit women

Women with a high level of physical fitness at middle age were 88 percent less likely to develop dementia later in life when compared with women whose fitness level was labeled moderate according to a new study published in the online journal Neurology.

, March 19, 2018


Targeting Gut Bacteria to Fight Autoimmune Disease

Researchers have found a link between autoimmune disease and the gut microbiome

Targeting certain gut bacteria can suppress autoimmune disease according to new research at Yale University. Scientists found bacteria in the small intestines of humans and mice that can travel to organs and cause an autoimmune response, which researchers were able to stop through the use of antibiotics.

, March 12, 2018


Chronic Depression Linked to Low Amino Acid Level

This research shows those battling depression may be deficient in a specific amino acid

Arginine is an amino acid readily found in turkey, chicken, soybeans and peanuts, but it is in low supply in those who are chronically depressed according to researchers from the University of Eastern Finland. The body uses arginine to produce nitric oxide, which boosts the immune system and helps improve blood flow.

, March 05, 2018


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