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Cannibalism, The High-Protein Diet You've Never Considered

By | Sat, 06/28/2014 - 10:59

Why did early humans eat each other? One researcher counted calories to find out.


Losing Weight With Magic Powder? Fat Chance, Says FTC

By | Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:57

Sensa and three other weight-loss companies are to pay millions in consumer refunds after the Federal Trade Commission found that their advertising is deceptive, and their products aren't proven effective.

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Science Teacher Eats McDonald’s For 90 Days, Loses 37 Pounds

By | Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:36

Joe Cisna, a science teacher from Iowa, lost weight after eating McDonald’s for 90 days.

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Cranberries Can Help You Live Forever

By | Mon, 12/30/2013 - 16:51

Researchers found cranberry supplements benefited oxidative stress and longevity in Drosophila fruit flies when given during any of the three stages of aging.

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Global Cancer Rates Show The Ill Effects Of Eating Meat

By | Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:28

Eating meat and smoking are the top two causes of cancer around the world, according to a study that looked at cancer rates and environmental risk factors in numerous countries.


The Greek Village Where A High-Fat Diet Comes With No Consequences

By | Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:24

The residents of the Cretan village of Anogia and its surrounding areas express a gene variation that appears to protect them from cardiovascular disease.


Eating Nuts During Pregnancy May Lower Your Child's Risk of Developing Peanut Allergy

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 16:17

Children of mothers who eat nuts during their pregnancy may have a lower risk of developing peanut and tree nut allergies.

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Junk Food May Impair Memory And Spatial Recognition In Just One Week

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 16:11

A diet high in fat and sugar may lead to cognitive impairments in as little as one week.


Losing Weight Is Harder For Black Women On Same Diet As White Women

By | Sat, 12/21/2013 - 18:06

Black women lost less weight than white counterparts while on the same diet, according to a new study, which points to metabolic differences.

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Fathers Should Watch What They Eat Before Conceiving

By | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:18

A study found that male mice with vitamin B9, or folate, deficiencies had significantly more offspring with birth defects — showing the importance of a healthier male diet before conception.


'Daniel Diet' Has Many Flocking to Influential Pastor's Dietary Lifestyle Program

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:22

Widely read author and pastor, Rick Warren, is now promoting the "The Daniel Plan," which uses faith to convince people to live healthier lives.


Chew More, Weigh Less

By | Sun, 11/24/2013 - 14:57

Chewing your food more thoroughly may limit your food intake and help you lose weight.


What's The Best Way To Treat Obesity? New Guidelines Show The Way To Lose Weight

By | Sat, 11/16/2013 - 18:28

New guidelines released jointly by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology give primary care providers and patients alike guidelines on how to tackle obesity.

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Poor Kids Opt For Nutritious School Lunches More Often Than Their Peers

By | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:32

English researchers found that children entitled to free school meals are more likely to pick nutritionally valuable dishes than their peers.


Our Need For Protein Makes Us Overeat

By | Thu, 11/07/2013 - 17:37

Our drive for protein in a high-caloric, low-nutrient environment may be causing us to overeat.