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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


Ultra-Processed Foods Could Shorten Your Life

Study shows eating processed foods could lead to a premature death.

Researchers in Italy found consumption of what they termed ultra-processed foods led to a 26 percent increase in all-cause mortality and a 58 percent increase in death from cardiovascular disease.

, December 23, 2020


How Drinking Water Could Help Alleviate Obesity

Drinking water plays an important role in maintaining a healthy weight

Researchers at the University of Colorado found fructose stimulates the release of vasopressin, a hormone linked to obesity, and drinking water can suppress vasopressin.

, December 21, 2020


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