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This Diet Cuts Liver Fat By More Than 20 Percent In Only Nine Days

Prevent Disease - August 30, 2017 - 5:57am
In a nine-day experiment, researchers from Touro University and UC San Francisco found that a diet with reduced sugar cut liver fat by more than 20 percent.
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Key To Weight Loss Success Is The Rate You Lose It

Prevent Disease - August 29, 2017 - 5:48am
The fastest way to gain weight quickly is often to lose it quickly. Losing steady as it goes appears to be the key to successful weight loss, according to a new Drexel University study appearing in the journal Obesity.
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Cardiovascular Failure 12 Times More Prevalent In Those With Vitamin D Deficiency

Prevent Disease - August 28, 2017 - 7:35am
More trials are needed to test vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of heart disease, say researchers behind a new study showing heart failure among the elderly is strongly associated with vitamin D deficiency.
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Bursts of Endorphins Are Released With This One Type of Exercise

Prevent Disease - August 25, 2017 - 3:20am
Researchers in Finland have found that when you’re working out, the level of endoprhins released in the brain directly correlates to the intensity of exercise you’re doing. That’s a good thing for people doing high intensity interval training, or HIIT, because HIIT can be miserable.
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Psychedelic Medicine Is The Topic For Discussion

Prevent Disease - August 24, 2017 - 6:32am
There is a growing body of evidence that some psychedelic drugs can be used to treat a variety of conditions. The potential, the people and the politics are all up for discussion.
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Hear Voices? Your Brain May Be Sharper Than The Rest

Prevent Disease - August 23, 2017 - 3:36am
Researchers in the United Kingdom say they've discovered that such individuals use unusual skills when their brains process sound and that such 'voice-hearers' may be able to detect disguised speech-like sounds more quickly and easily than folks who had never had a voice-hearing experience. It suggests their brains tend more readily to detect meaningful speech patterns in ambiguous sounds.
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Contrary To Popular Belief, Dietary Calcium Does Not Prevent Bone Loss

Prevent Disease - August 22, 2017 - 3:16am
Dairy products, specifically milk is one of the beverages still aggressively pushed as a health promoting food, especially relating to strong bones. However, Bone Mineral Density (BMD) and rates of bone loss showed no association with dietary calcium intake in men, according to a recent study in British Journal of Nutrition.
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Walnuts Keep You Feeling Full By Lighting Up The Brain

Prevent Disease - August 21, 2017 - 4:30am
Perhaps their brain-like shape should have been a giveaway. Scientists in Boston have shown that eating walnuts lights up a part of the brain associated with hunger and cravings. The good news is that instead of making us crave calories, walnuts appear to help make us feel full.
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How Hormones Influence Your Body and Mind

Prevent Disease - August 20, 2017 - 6:04am
We like to think we are in charge of our own behaviour -- that our thoughts are under our conscious control and that our actions are mostly reasonable. But our behaviour is also in the sway of an ancient system of mind control: hormones. These protein messengers are best known for their fundamental duty as regulators -- think of insulin and blood sugar, for example -- but they also bathe the brain in chemical information that tells us about the world around us and the people in it.
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Higher Amounts of Sugar, Salt and Fat In Gluten-Free Products Over Conventional

Prevent Disease - August 9, 2017 - 6:34am
A new study has found gluten-free products are often not as healthy as their conventional counterparts.
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Intense Physical Activity Can Be Done Safely At Any Age With Incredible Results

Prevent Disease - August 8, 2017 - 6:05am
Growing older may not have to mean growing frail. A preclinical study has revealed that brief periods of intense physical activity can be safely administered at advanced age, and that this kind of activity has the potential to reverse frailty.
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Natural Antioxidant Prevents Severe Flu

Prevent Disease - August 4, 2017 - 6:31pm
Microbes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system. Now, a new study shows that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds -- called flavonoids -- commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries.
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Soda Consumption Lowest In Over Three Decades

Prevent Disease - August 3, 2017 - 6:56am
Carbonated soda pop provides more added sugar in a typical 2-year-old toddler's diet than cookies, candies and ice cream combined. The good news is that soda consumption in the United States fell to a 31-year low in 2016, new figures reveal. 
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Consuming Walnuts Boost Good Bacteria

Prevent Disease - July 27, 2017 - 4:07am
Walnut consumption may increase the amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut, according to a recent animal study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
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Nearly 60 Percent Decline In Sperm Count In Richer Nations

Prevent Disease - July 26, 2017 - 5:38am
An analysis of research into male fertility suggests that there has been a steep decline in sperm counts for men living in richer nations.
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Decades Of Knee Surgery Have Been Misguided

Prevent Disease - July 25, 2017 - 5:37am
A team of UB physicians has published a study that challenges a surgical practice used for decades during arthroscopic knee surgery.
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Smoking Is Being Wiped Out Without Having To Ban It

Prevent Disease - July 19, 2017 - 4:28pm
Smoking rates have been slowly falling in Western countries for decades. Soon, the habit could be wiped out, without even having to ban it.
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Foreign Language Ignites Infants' Learning

Prevent Disease - July 18, 2017 - 3:16am
For years, scientists and parents alike have touted the benefits of introducing babies to two languages: Bilingual experience has been shown to improve cognitive abilities, especially problem-solving. And for infants raised in households where two languages are spoken, that bilingual learning happens almost effortlessly. But how can babies in monolingual households develop such skills?
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Drinking Coffee Could Lead To A Longer Life

Prevent Disease - July 14, 2017 - 5:52am
Here’s another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer.
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Chemo Making Cancer Worse Says Yet Another Peer Reviewed Medical Journal

Prevent Disease - July 12, 2017 - 6:58am
Yet another new study published in Science Translational Medicine shows that chemotherapy promotes cancer metastasis. 
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