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  1. Weight Loss: Brain Structure Could Predict Dieting Success or Failure

    Weight Loss: Brain Structure Could Predict Dieting Success or Failure

    People who give in to their cravings are often seen as lacking willpower, with the inability to easily tame impulses commonly viewed as a character flaw, but this line of thinking assumes we all have the same ability to exercise self-control, and according to new research, that may not be the case. The results of a new study published in The...
  2. Exploring the Link Between Low Vitamin D and Lung Disease

    Exploring the Link Between Low Vitamin D and Lung Disease

    A study conducted at Johns Hopkins University looked at 10 decade’s worth of medical records for more than 6,000 patients to determine how vitamin D was related to instances of interstitial lung disease (ILD). While the group of ILD diseases are rare, they can have devastating effects on people who contract one of these conditions. For that reason, researchers wanted to identify...
  3. Recent Study Supports Using Multivitamins for Heart Health

    Recent Study Supports Using Multivitamins for Heart Health

    For heart patients who don't already take statins, a new study reveals there are great benefits in taking multivitamins for heart health. The Importance of Multivitamins for Heart Health Looking at how multivitamins affect heart health, an expansive study evaluated patients at 134 different sites throughout North America. The study's initial purpose was to examine how effective and safe EDTA chelation is...
  4. Mood-Boosting Neurotransmitter Serotonin Enhances Learning Speed

    Mood-Boosting Neurotransmitter Serotonin Enhances Learning Speed

    According to new data from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU) and University College London (UCL), the neurotransmitter serotonin plays a vital role in the learning process, helping to speed learning. Researchers believe this explains why selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants are more effective when combined with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Their findings were recently published in the...
  5. Ironing Out the Kinks of Age: How Smoothing Cellular Wrinkles May Reverse Aging

    Ironing Out the Kinks of Age: How Smoothing Cellular Wrinkles May Reverse Aging

    As we age, our risk for a number of health complications increases. Neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s, potentially terminal illnesses such as cancer and heart disease and metabolic disorders such as fatty liver disease and diabetes are just a few of the health hurdles that many seniors will have to face. Scientists have long struggled with understanding the mechanisms underlying aging...
  6. High-Salt Diet Kills Beneficial Gut Bacteria, Leading to Disease

    High-Salt Diet Kills Beneficial Gut Bacteria, Leading to Disease

    A team of international researchers has found a high-salt diet reduces the population of the beneficial gut bacteria Lactobacillus. This, in turn, impacts immune cells which can lead to the development of hypertension and autoimmune disease. Probiotics may help to curb these effects. Gut Flora and Salt-Sensitive Diseases A high-salt diet has long been identified as a contributing factor to...

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