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Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging
The study found elderly women with less than 40 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per day and who remain sedentary for more than 10 hours per day have shorter telomeres

FishTaco explains a lot about your microbiome
A growing body of evidence indicates that the trillions of microbes that live on and inside our bodies affect our healt

Calorie restriction lets monkeys live long and prosper
Settling a persistent scientific controversy, a long-awaited report shows that restricting calories does indeed help rhesus monkeys live longer, healthier lives.

Millions of people with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E
Nutrition surveys have estimated that 92 percent of men and 96 percent of women in the United States fail to get an adequate daily intake of vitamin E in their diet

A natural compound can block the formation of toxins associated with Parkinsons Disease
Squalamine, a natural product studied for its anticancer and anti-infective properties, could also lead to future treatments for Parkinsons Disease

U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana
The report lists nearly 100 conclusions about marijuana and its similarly acting chemical cousins, drawing on studies published since 1999

Study Questions Fecal Transplant for Gut Infection
In direct comparison, researchers found no real difference compared to antibiotics

Eat hot peppers for a longer life? Study
Consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality, a large prospective study has found

Two-thirds of packaged foods sold in Canada have added sugar: study
Two-thirds of packaged foods and beverages on Canadian grocery shelves, including some infant formulas and baby food, contain added sugars, a new study has found.

New study examines the health benefits of blue corn
Blue Maize Extract Improves Blood Pressure, Lipid Profiles and Adipose Tissue on High-Sucrose Diet Induced Metabolic Syndrome in Rats

Blood test could help predict risk of death, heart problems
TMAO levels could predict risk not only in the short-term (the first 30 days after a visit to the hospital), but also risk of death in the longer term up to seven years later.

Study sheds light on how high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells
This super-high concentration of vitamin C in the blood is vital to its ability to kill cancer cells, according to the new study.

10 Health Problems That The Outdoors Can Help Prevent And Treat
How many medication prescriptions could eventually be replaced by prescriptions for hiking, biking, climbing, and other outdoors activities?

Mediterranean diet said to slow down natural brain shrinkage
Mediterranean diet is said to have huge number of benefits physically and now a new study points out the benefits of the diet to the brain specifically for those in the older age group.

Parents purchase frozen dinners for more than convenience
Although time saving is a factor, parents report more complex reasons for buying prepackaged, processed meals, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

How to give babies peanut-based foods to cut allergy risk
Babies at high risk because of severe eczema or egg allergy need a checkup before peanut protein exposure

Foods rich in resistant starch may benefit health
A new comprehensive review examines the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fibre

Sugar-free and diet drinks no better for healthy weight than full sugar drinks
sugar-free versions of drinks may be no better for weight loss or preventing weight gain than their full sugar counterparts, and may also be detrimental to the environment.

Zinc Eaten at Levels Found in Biofortified Crops Reduces DNA Wear and Tear
a modest 4 milligrams of extra zinc a day in the diet can have a profound, positive impact on cellular health that helps fight infections and diseases.

Health trends not worth keeping in 2017
CBS News asked medical experts about some of the popular trends they recommend ditching in 2017.

What Else Comes with a College Degree? An Extra 10 Pounds, Says New Study
The study measured student weight and body-mass-index at the beginning and end of students first and second semesters and again at the end of their senior year.

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