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Eating Processed Food Leads to Weight Gain

The same people who gained weight with processed food lost weight with unprocessed food.

Researchers using a controlled study with 20 healthy participants were able to determine eating a diet of processed food led to increased calorie consumption and weight gain of a pound per week.

, June 17, 2019


Study Shows Up to 35 Percent of Female Athletes Have Low Iron

Female athletes may need to be concerned as much about pumping iron outside the gym as inside the gym.

Study results published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology showed up to 35 percent of female athletes have low iron levels compared to only five percent of the general female population in Australia. It could be worse in the U.S.

, June 10, 2019


Walnuts May Aid in Lowering Blood Pressure

Adding walnuts to your diet might be just what the doctor ordered to lower your blood pressure.

In a study conducted at Penn State University, researchers saw trial participants at risk for cardiovascular disease lower their central blood pressure by adding walnuts to their diet.

, June 03, 2019


Increased Oxygen Leads to Deeper Sleep

Increased oxygen could be the key to making sure you have a deeper sleep.

Increasing the oxygen level of rats in this study meant their brains experienced more slow-wave sleep patterns.

, May 20, 2019


Raspberries Beneficial for Pre-Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

Adding raspberries to your diet could help you control your blood sugar.

A new study conducted at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago found eating raspberries is beneficial in controlling blood glucose in those who are pre-diabetic or have issues with insulin resistance.

, May 13, 2019


Physical Activity Negates Mortality Risk of Excessive Sitting

Too much sitting is dangerous but you can reverse the damage by engaging in exercise as long as you do enough.

Too much sitting has been linked to shortened life spans but it was previously unclear if there was a way to offset the risk aside from not sitting for so long. The results of a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology show increasing physical activity to recommended levels eliminates the association in all but the worst cases of excess sitting.

, May 06, 2019


Intermittent Fasting Shown to Control Blood Sugar

When you eat appears to be more important than what you eat when it comes to controlling your blood sugar.

Men at risk of type 2 diabetes in Australia had promising results controlling their blood sugar just by restricting the time period during which they ate. That’s what a report recently published in the journal Obesity showed.

, April 29, 2019


Vitamin C Shown to Shorten ICU Stay

The power of vitamin C can even shorten your hospital stay.

Researchers analyzed 12 trials with a total of 1,766 patients and found those given vitamin C supplementation had their length of stay in the ICU shortened by an average of eight percent regardless of their reason for being hospitalized.

, April 22, 2019


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