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Staying Healthy
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Natural toxins in food: Many people are not aware of the health risks      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Many people are concerned about residues of chemicals, contaminants or microplastics in their food. However, it is less well known that many foods also contain toxins of completely natural origin. These are often chemical compounds that plants use to ward off predators such as insects or microorganisms. These substances are found in beans and potatoes, for example, and can pose potential health risks.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Nutrition Obesity Psychology Research
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'Trojan horse' weight loss drug more effective than available therapies      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A groundbreaking article describes a promising new therapy for obesity that leads to greater weight loss in mice than existing medications. The approach smuggles molecules into the brain's appetite center and affects the brain's neuroplasticity.

Chronic Illness Diabetes Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Obesity Vegetarian
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Two decades of studies suggest health benefits associated with plant-based diets      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Vegetarian and vegan diets are generally associated with better status on various medical factors linked to cardiovascular health and cancer risk, as well as lower risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and death, according to a new review of 49 previously published papers.

Children's Health Chronic Illness Diet and Weight Loss Obesity
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Racial disparities in childhood obesity on the rise      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Among public school students in New York City, some of the greatest increases in childhood obesity in recent years were among those socioeconomic and demographic groups already bearing the greatest burden of obesity, including Black and Hispanic students and youth living in poverty, according to a new study.

Diet and Weight Loss Fitness Today's Healthcare
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Tech can't replace human coaches in obesity treatment      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Technology alone can't replace the human touch to produce meaningful weight loss in obesity treatment, reports a new study. Giving people technology alone for the initial phase of obesity treatment produces unacceptably worse weight loss than giving them treatment that combines technology with a human coach. The need for low cost but effective obesity treatments delivered by technology has become urgent as the ongoing obesity epidemic exacerbates burgeoning health care costs. Researchers are studying why how to make tech approximate human coaches.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Staying Healthy Vegetarian
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Prostate cancer study: More health benefits from plant-based diet      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Men with prostate cancer could significantly reduce the chances of the disease worsening by eating more fruits, vegetables, nuts, and olive oil, according to new research.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Healthy Aging
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How biological aging clocks tick      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Aging clocks can measure the biological age of humans with high precision. Biological age can be influenced by environmental factors such as smoking or diet, thus deviating from the chronological age that is calculated using the date of birth. The precision of these aging clocks suggests that the aging process follows a program. Scientists have now discovered that aging clocks actually measure the increase in stochastic changes in cells.

Chronic Illness Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Obesity Today's Healthcare
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Intermittent fasting protects against liver inflammation and liver cancer      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Fatty liver disease often leads to chronic liver inflammation and can even result in liver cancer. Scientists have now shown in mice that intermittent fasting on a 5:2 schedule can halt this development. The fasting regime reduces the development of liver cancer in mice with pre-existing liver inflammation. The researchers identified two proteins in liver cells that are jointly responsible for the protective effect of fasting. An approved drug can partially mimic this effect.

Diet and Weight Loss Fitness Nutrition Obesity
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Time-restricted eating and high-intensity exercise might work together to improve health      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Combining time-restricted eating with high-intensity functional training may improve body composition and cardiometabolic parameters more than either alone, according to new research.

Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Staying Healthy
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Childcare pick-up: A 1-hour window to build healthier eating habits      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

After-care food and drink accounted for about 22% of the day's added sugar and about one-third of the sweet and salty snack foods the children ate, according to a new study.

Chronic Illness Diabetes Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition
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Cranberry extracts could boost microbiota and counter cardiometabolic diseases      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Cranberry extracts appear to improve intestinal microbiota and help prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The study reported beneficial effects after only four days of use.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Fitness Nutrition Obesity
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Breakthrough in brown fat research: Researchers have found brown fat's 'off-switch'      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have found a protein that is responsible for turning off brown fat activity. This new discovery could lead to a promising strategy for safely activating brown fat and tackling obesity and related health problems.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Obesity
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Component of keto diet plus immunotherapy may reduce prostate cancer      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Adding a pre-ketone supplement -- a component of a high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet -- to a type of cancer therapy in a laboratory setting was highly effective for treating prostate cancer, researchers found.

Diet and Weight Loss Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Vitamin
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Vitamin D alters mouse gut bacteria to give better cancer immunity      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have found that vitamin D encourages the growth of a type of gut bacteria in mice which improves immunity to cancer.

Staying Healthy Today's Healthcare
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For immigrants to Canada, risk of multiple sclerosis increases with proportion of life spent there, study finds      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Immigrants to Canada who have spent a greater proportion of their lives in Canada have a greater risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) than people who have spent a smaller proportion of their lives there, according to a new study. The study does not prove that an increased proportion of life in Canada causes MS; it only shows an association.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Staying Healthy
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Social media can be used to increase fruit and vegetable intake in young people      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have found that people following healthy eating accounts on social media for as little as two weeks ate more fruit and vegetables and less junk food.

Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Obesity Staying Healthy
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3 in 5 parents play short order cook for young children who don't like family meal      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

While most parents of preschool and elementary aged children strive to give their children a balanced, nutritional diet, some of their strategies to promote healthy eating may backfire, a national poll suggests.

Diet and Weight Loss Irritable Bowel Syndrome Nutrition Obesity
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Dietary treatment more effective than medicines in IBS      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Dietary treatment is more effective than medications in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). With dietary adjustments, more than seven out of ten patients had significantly reduced symptoms.

Diet and Weight Loss Obesity
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Metabolic health before vaccination determines effectiveness of anti-flu response      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The annual influenza vaccine has become less effective on average over time. One reason may be reduced vaccine efficacy in people with obesity than those with a healthier body mass index (BMI), while the number of people with high BMI grows. Findings showed switching mice to a healthy diet four weeks before influenza vaccination protected 100% from a later flu exposure, despite still having a high BMI.