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Sugar Consumption Linked to Depression

Most of us know that sugar sends our energy levels crashing within mere hours. But few people may realize the connection between sugar and depression. A new joint study published in the American Jo…

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Vitamin Deficiency Linked to Weight Gain and Obesity

There is more reason than ever now to eat a nutritionally-balanced diet. According to research from scientists at the University of Queensland presented in the Journal of Nutrition, certain vitamin de…

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Which Canned Foods Still Contain BPA?

Is BPA lurking in your canned tuna or chili beans? It could be - but you'd probably never know about it. Food companies that use BPA don't have to tell you. As you may already know, this toxic chem…

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The Surprising Way that Noise Pollution May Be Harming Your Health

Noise pollution—especially from cars and airplanes—does more than hurt our ears. A large-scale Swedish study suggests that transportation sounds are linked to obesity. The 5,075 participants in thi…

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Why You Should Never Peel Off Apple Skins

"Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits," said Henry David Thoreau. And he may be right: Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can help maintain healthy skin, teeth and a healthy…

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10 Surprising Household Items That Cause Obesity

We all know that a lack of exercise along with too many pastries, doughnuts and soda cause weight gain, but more and more research shows that many of the household and other items we regularly come in…

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6 Habits That Help Balance Blood Sugar

With so many Americans suffering from obesity and diabetes, it is becoming more important than ever to be aware of your food’s effect on your blood sugar levels. Having high or low blood sugar can lea…

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‘Mind Over Platter’: 5 Things That Make Us Eat More Food

You know you should stop eating that pile of food on your plate but it's soooo good and it's just so hard to stop eating.  How much will you eat?  You may be surprised to learn some of the factors tha…

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This Vitamin Protects You From Diabetes (and chances are, you’re deficient)

A new study looked at how vitamin D deficiency might be linked to diabetes. What the researchers discovered was surprising. Obesity and type 2 diabetes tend to go hand-in-hand. In fact, type 2 diab…

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Do You Think That Healthy Food Tastes Bad?

A new study looked at the link between how we perceive food's healthfulness and its taste, and the results reveal an important piece of the obesity epidemic. More specifically, participants in the …

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