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Contrary To Popular Belief, Dietary Calcium Does Not Prevent Bone Loss
August 22, 2017 | Nutrition | M.Torres
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.


Walnuts Keep You Feeling Full By Lighting Up The Brain
August 21, 2017 | Nutrition | M.Chan
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.


How Hormones Influence Your Body and Mind
August 20, 2017 | Hormones | E.Young
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.


To Restore Soils We Need To Feed The Microbes
August 15, 2017 | NaturalLiving | M.Wallenstein
Our soils are in trouble. Over the past century, we've abused them with plowing, tilling and too much fertilizer. What many think of as "just dirt" is actually an incredibly complex mixture of rock-derived minerals, plant-derived organic matter, dissolved nutrients, gases and a rich food web of interacting organisms.


Higher Amounts of Sugar, Salt and Fat In Gluten-Free Products Over Conventional
August 9, 2017 | Nutrition | M.Chan
A new study has found gluten-free products are often not as healthy as their conventional counterparts.


Intense Physical Activity Can Be Done Safely At Any Age With Incredible Results
August 8, 2017 | Prevention | K.Foster
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.


Natural Antioxidant Prevents Severe Flu
August 4, 2017 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
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.


Soda Consumption Lowest In Over Three Decades
August 3, 2017 | JunkFood | J.Battaglia
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.


Consuming Walnuts Boost Good Bacteria
July 27, 2017 | Nutrition | M.Chan
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.


Nearly 60 Percent Decline In Sperm Count In Richer Nations
July 26, 2017 | Fertility | A.McCarthy
An analysis of research into male fertility suggests that there has been a steep decline in sperm counts for men living in richer nations.


Decades Of Knee Surgery Have Been Misguided
July 25, 2017 | JunkHealthcare | K.Foster
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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