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More Oranges Means Less Macular Degeneration

Oranges can be a powerful weapon in the fight against this blinding condition

An orange a day keeps the ophthalmologist away is a new saying that could grow in popularity now that Australian researchers have discovered people who eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration.

, July 16, 2018


Healthy Mothers Are Less Likely to Have Obese Children

This research shows the power mothers have in helping the next generation maintain good health

The saying in parenting that behavior is more caught than taught seems to apply to a healthy weight range as well. The results of a new study published in the British Medical Journal show children are a lot less likely to be obese if their mother sticks to a healthy routine.

, July 09, 2018


Gut Bacteria May Be Linked to Depression

More evidence of the importance of the microscopic bacteria living in your intestines

The importance of a healthy gut microbiome is reinforced by new research that suggests depression and anxiety may be linked to gut bacteria in obese people. Noticing that obese people with type 2 diabetes were more likely to suffer from acute depression, researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School set out to understand what factors might be the cause.

, July 02, 2018


More Vitamin D Equates to Less Breast Cancer

This study adds evidence to the claim vitamin D is one of the most important for good health

You can chalk up another benefit for higher levels of vitamin D as a new study shows it’s associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. That’s according to a new report from researchers at the University of California San Diego.

, June 25, 2018


Sleep Loss Linked to Nighttime Snacking, Junk Food Cravings and Obesity

It's not hard to see the cascading effects of poor sleep after reading this study

More evidence of the importance of sleep was revealed in the findings of a recent study by the University of Arizona. Researchers discovered that our sleep affects our nutritional choices and our nutritional choices affect our sleep.

, June 18, 2018


Walking Faster Could Lead to a Longer Life

This is good news for those who like to go for a walk

If you walk faster it makes sense you will get to your destination sooner. But if that destination is the end of your life, a new study shows walking faster may mean it takes you longer to get there.

, June 11, 2018


Daily Egg Consumption Can Be Heart Healthy

This research busts the myth about eggs being bad for you

The advice from conventional medicine regarding eggs may be changing as a result of a recent study so what was once forbidden may now be encouraged. Previously, it was thought egg consumption contributed to cardiovascular disease, but the results of an observational study in China published in the journal Heart dispel that myth.­

, June 04, 2018


Exercise is More Powerful than Genes in the Battle of the Bulge

This research gives hope to those who don't want to settle for being "born that way"

If your jeans are too tight and you think it’s just a function of your genes, there is hope. A new study shows older women don’t have to give in to the notion they were born to be fat because exercise is more powerful than genetics when it comes to determining body mass.

, May 21, 2018


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