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Big Breakfast, Lower Body Mass

Big Breakfast, Lower Body Mass

People that make breakfast their largest meal of the day have lower body mass, while those that make dinner the biggest meal are likely to weigh more, a recent study concluded.

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Zinc Inhibits Throat Cancer

Zinc Inhibits Throat Cancer

University of Texas researchers have found that zinc supplements can inhibit or slow the growth of esophageal cancer cells.

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Moderate Exercise Guards Against Depression

Moderate Exercise Guards Against Depression

A mere one hour of exercise a week reduced depression in 12 percent of Norwegian study participants.

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Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Children born to Swedish mothers that took antidepressants when pregnant had a slightly higher risk of autism compared to mothers with psychiatric conditions not taking the meds.

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Third-Person Self-Talk Aids in Emotional Control

Third-Person Self-Talk Aids in Emotional Control

Talking to oneself in the third person, such as “Why is John upset” instead of “Why am I upset”, improves emotional control, say Michigan State University researchers.

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Chocolate and Olive Oil Help Heart Health

Italians eating dark chocolate combined with olive oil had lower cholesterol and blood pressure in just 28 days.

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Mindfulness Reduces Alcohol Cravings

Just 11 minutes of recorded mindfulness training influenced heavy drinkers in Britain to down three fewer pints of beer that week.

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Lutein in Greens and Eggs Slows Cognitive Aging

Lutein in Greens and Eggs Slows Cognitive Aging

In a University of Illinois study, adults that ate large amounts of leafy greens, avocados and eggs had levels of lutein, a brain and eye nutrient, on par with younger people.

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10 Daily Produce Servings Prevent Early Death

10 Daily Produce Servings Prevent Early Death

Yes, five servings a day of fruit and veggies is a good start, but what really prevents heart disease and cancer is 10 servings a day, a new study finds.

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Aerobics Keep the Brain Young

Aerobics Keep the Brain Young

Exercise such as brisk walking or jogging for 45 minutes protects not just the heart but the brain from age-related decline.

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