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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Weight Gain and Increased Risk for Diabetes

Using artificial sweeteners may leave you with more than a bitter aftertaste.

Researchers at the University of South Australia have concluded those who use artificial sweeteners are more likely to gain weight and it may contribute to an elevated risk for type 2 diabetes.

, December 23, 2019


Keto Diet Helps Combat the Flu

The keto diet has many benefits and now you can add another one based on the latest research.

Scientists discovered mice fed a ketogenic diet were better equipped to fight the flu virus than mice given a diet high in carbohydrates.

, December 16, 2019


Omega-3 Proven as Effective as ADHD Drugs

Treating ADHD symptoms do not have to include prescription drugs for some as this research shows.

Children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may benefit from eating more fish or taking fish oil supplements because scientists have discovered omega-3 fatty acids are as effective as prescription drugs when it comes to attention issues for children with low levels of omega-3.

, November 22, 2019


An Avocado a Day Keeps the Statins Away

An avocado a day is an effective way to reduce LDL cholesterol and could keep you from turning to statin drugs.

Scientists at Penn State conducted a randomized, controlled study and found daily avocado intake was associated with lower levels of small, dense LDL particles and oxidized LDL.

, November 18, 2019


Daytime Drowsiness Dictated by Diet

Researchers in Australia conducted a study to determine which foods make people drowsy in the afternoons.

Scientists from Flinders University found a high intake of saturated fats and carbohydrates are the reason some people are susceptible to excessive daytime sleepiness.

, November 11, 2019


Vitamin D Critical to Muscle Function for Seniors

It takes more than just exercise to keep muscles working properly as we age.

A new study revealed the prevalence of muscle weakness was twice as high among adults with a vitamin D deficiency and impaired muscle performance was three times higher among those with low levels of vitamin D.

, October 28, 2019


The Direct Link Between Diet and Depression

Researchers in Australia have discovered there is direct link between your mood and what you eat.

Young adults with depression had significantly fewer symptoms of depression after just three weeks of switching to a healthier diet.

, October 14, 2019


Doctors are Changing Their Minds on Daily Aspirin

A doctor in Canada is urging his colleagues to discontinue prescribing aspirin as a preventative measure.

Researchers Michael Kolber and Paul Fritsch say aspirin poses a serious risk for major bleeding episodes and should not be prescribed for those without a history of cardiovascular disease.

, October 07, 2019


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