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  1. 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...
  2. Taking Supplements During Pregnancy May Reduce Autism Risk

    Taking Supplements During Pregnancy May Reduce Autism Risk

    The rates of autism have been increasing in the United States and other countries, from around 1 in 2000 in the seventies to approximately 1 in 150 now. Part of this increase is due to changing criteria for the diagnosis as well as increased awareness. However, there also appear to be other, currently unknown, reasons for the increased prevalence. Could health factors...
  3. Scientists Discover Snow Shoveling Boosts Risk of Heart Attack

    Scientists Discover Snow Shoveling Boosts Risk of Heart Attack

    For many people, the long dark months of winter are a reason to hole-up inside. For others, however, winter can also mean an increase in physical activity. There are many outdoor hobbies that require cold weather, such as skiing and sledding. In addition, for people in many areas, the cold weather brings an increase in chores such as shoveling newly...
  4. Chronobiology and the Circadian Rhythm: What You Need to Know

    Chronobiology and the Circadian Rhythm: What You Need to Know

    The circadian rhythm is a huge topic of discussion lately due to a group of three researchers winning the Nobel Prize for identifying the genes and proteins that coordinate our internal clocks. As the Nobel Laureate committee noted, a small mismatch between our bodies and the environment can lead to serious health problems. This makes understanding chronobiology and the circadian...
  5. Study Links Adult Development of Schizophrenia and Diet During Pregnancy

    Study Links Adult Development of Schizophrenia and Diet During Pregnancy

    All expecting parents want to give their baby the best chance at a healthy and happy life. However, until recently there was very little data on exactly how to accomplish this goal. New research on the effects of nutrition in pregnancy is yielding hard data on exactly what comprises a healthy prenatal diet. Surprisingly, there may even be links between...
  6. The Link Between Vitamin B3 and Birth Defects: Why You Should Supplement During Pregnancy

    The Link Between Vitamin B3 and Birth Defects: Why You Should Supplement During Pregnancy

    There are an estimated 23,000 miscarriages every year in the United States. About 3 percent of babies born in the U.S. have some type of birth defect, and these congenital defects are responsible for about 20 percent of all newborn fatalities. It is common knowledge that many different vitamins are crucial for a healthy pregnancy. Now, a new study claims...

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