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  1. Avoiding Carbs May Negatively Impact Gut Bacteria

    Avoiding Carbs May Negatively Impact Gut Bacteria

    While sitting down to a never-ending pasta bowl probably isn’t the healthiest interpretation, a growing body of research suggests that eating carbohydrates does come with some benefits. Low- and no-carb diets have become extremely popular weight loss methods, but could they be doing more long-term harm than good? New research suggests there could be a negative link between a low...
  2. Research Shows Simple Lifestyle Changes Increase Heart Health

    Research Shows Simple Lifestyle Changes Increase Heart Health

    New studies indicate that even minor lifestyle changes increase heart health, providing hope that drastic changes aren't necessary to benefit the body. Study Proves Simple Lifestyle Changes Increase Heart Health A study conducted by researchers in North Carolina looked at how a 16-week lifestyle change would affect instances of hypertension. Their findings, which were disclosed at the American Heart Association's Joint Hypertension...
  3. Diet and Skin Health: Eating Your Way to Radiant Skin

    Diet and Skin Health: Eating Your Way to Radiant Skin

    There are many benefits to eating healthy, but recent research has linked diet and skin health, indicating the foods we eat affect our skin. Your Dietary Practices May Influence the Condition of Your Skin Crash diets, also known as fad diets, do more harm than good for a number of reasons. Primarily, they represent temporary fixes to a long-term problem...
  4. The Health Benefits of Losing Weight: Why Every Pound Counts

    The Health Benefits of Losing Weight: Why Every Pound Counts

    Most people want to drop a few pounds to look better in their swimsuits, but a new study indicates losing even just 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can result in dramatic health benefits. Obesity: A Modern Epidemic Most people understand that weight control is a growing problem in the United States, particularly with the modern propensity to...
  5. Recent Breakthroughs in Dementia and Cognitive Decline

    Recent Breakthroughs in Dementia and Cognitive Decline

    Recent research has brought to light a few key factors that can significantly contribute to your risk of dementia. Here, we highlight some of the newest findings regarding dementia and cognitive decline. A Healthy Brain Starts With a Healthy Heart: How Improving Your Heart Health Could Lower Your Risk of Dementia In a new study published in the Journal of the...
  6. Probiotic Supplementation Proven to Protect Bone Health in Women

    Probiotic Supplementation Proven to Protect Bone Health in Women

    As adults grow older, their bones become more brittle and, as a result, they can fracture more easily. While this phenomenon can affect both men and women, women are more at risk for bone loss as they age, suffering more commonly from conditions such as osteoporosis and osteopenia. Women over 80 years of age are at the highest risk for...
  7. New Study Supports Connection Between Dietary Soy and Bone Strength

    New Study Supports Connection Between Dietary Soy and Bone Strength

    Menopause brings with it a whole new set of health concerns for the aging woman. The impacts of menopause on bone and metabolic health can lead to a loss of bone density, reduced physical ability and weight gain, however, new research on soy and bone strength suggests that soy protein may help to curb some of these negative health effects...
  8. New Research Suggests Green Tea Compound EGCG Fights Atherosclerosis

    New Research Suggests Green Tea Compound EGCG Fights Atherosclerosis

    According to a new study funded by the British Heart Foundation, the green tea compound EGCG fights atherosclerosis, a condition which can lead to heart attack and stroke. What is Atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is a condition that occurs when fatty deposits build up inside the blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood to the heart, brain and other parts of the body. Over time...
  9. Discovered: How the Immune System Promotes Friendly Gut Bacteria

    Discovered: How the Immune System Promotes Friendly Gut Bacteria

    Scientists from Japan's RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Science and Kyoto University have uncovered how our guts secrete antibodies that promote good bacteria to flourish. According to their research, the immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies secreted in the gut alter gene expression in bacteria, which allows different species of bacteria to work with each other to form a bacterial community that...
  10. B12 Deficiency: Are You in Danger?

    B12 Deficiency: Are You in Danger?

    Vitamin B12, a part of the essential B-complex, is necessary for our bodies to create and repair DNA, red blood cells and nerves, as well as a whole host of other functions. New research out of Ireland illuminates the worrying magnitude of vitamin B12 deficiency among older populations. Over the Age of 50? You’re More at Risk for B12 Deficiency...

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