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  1. Poor Diet Biggest Risk Factor for Early Death, Says New Study

    Poor Diet Biggest Risk Factor for Early Death, Says New Study

    According to a new study, poor eating habits are responsible for one-fifth of all early deaths on a global scale. In 2017, this rate was equivalent to 11 million deaths. While unhealthy foods may not directly cause those premature deaths, the researchers concluded that unhealthy diets exposed more people to noncommunicable diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
  2. Can Chili Pepper Compound Capsaicin Curb Cancer?

    Can Chili Pepper Compound Capsaicin Curb Cancer?

    Capsaicin is the compound in chili peppers that give them their spicy kick, but ongoing research has found that it does even more than that. A new study confirms capsaicin slows cancer, backing up previous research indicating that this spicy compound may hold the key to more successful treatments. Specifically, researchers found that the compound has a powerful effect on...
  3. Inflammation: The Missing Link Between Heart Disease and Depression

    Inflammation: The Missing Link Between Heart Disease and Depression

    Studies have found that people who suffer from depression are far more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those who do not have this mental illness. Conversely, individuals who experience a cardiovascular event are more likely to develop depression. While it's difficult to say which condition may cause the other, the fact remains that there is a clear relationship between...
  4. New Gut Bacteria Research Finds Link Between Gut Health, Stroke and Cancer

    New Gut Bacteria Research Finds Link Between Gut Health, Stroke and Cancer

    The gut microbiome is filled with bacteria and other microbes that assist in the digestion of the foods we eat. While there are some bacteria that are harmful to us, many of the bacteria in our digestive tract are beneficial, helping to withdraw nutrients and vitamins from our foods through the digestion process. In addition, these bacteria help to boost...
  5. Skin Health and Disease: Could Moisturizing Your Skin Reduce Your Risk?

    Skin Health and Disease: Could Moisturizing Your Skin Reduce Your Risk?

    In order to study how skin health and disease are related, researchers had to first understand why disease causes us to experience inflammation. When it comes to physical injuries, inflammation is a necessary part of the healing process because it builds a buffer around the wound to protect it. Even though we try to reduce the swelling around the wound, it's...
  6. 3 Surprising Roadblocks Standing Between You and a Healthy Heart

    3 Surprising Roadblocks Standing Between You and a Healthy Heart

    Despite a widespread obsession with health, the incidence of heart disease is steadily rising in the United States. Many people are eating healthier, exercising more and otherwise trying to maintain a healthy heart. However, there are three surprising things that may be holding you back. 1. Your Cold and Flu Medicine Most of us think nothing of reaching for their...
  7. Red Meat Boosts Heart Disease Risk Via Influence on Gut Bacteria

    Red Meat Boosts Heart Disease Risk Via Influence on Gut Bacteria

    Consuming large quantities of red meat has long been thought to have a negative impact on heart health. In the past, it was assumed this correlation was due to higher levels of saturated fats or cholesterol present in red meat, as opposed to other meats like chicken or fish. Now, a new study reveals that red meat boosts heart disease...
  8. Exercise Affects Gut Bacteria, Regardless of Diet

    Exercise Affects Gut Bacteria, Regardless of Diet

    In the past year, scientists have examined how exercise alone has the power to alter the bacterial balance of the gut. Now, a group of researchers taking a poke at further unpacking the mechanisms behind how exercise affects gut bacteria have focused their research efforts on endurance exercise in particular. According to a new study, irrespective of changes to one’s...
  9. Increasing Prebiotics in Your Diet Improves Digestive Health, Sleep and More

    Increasing Prebiotics in Your Diet Improves Digestive Health, Sleep and More

    Confused about the difference between probiotics and prebiotics and how they work together? Here, we will take a brief look at what probiotics and prebiotics are, break down the differences between these important digestive helpers and learn how increasing the prebiotics in your diet not only improves digestion but also supports immune function, promotes sleep, lowers stress and provides many...
  10. 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...

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