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Vitamin D3 Boosts Gut Health

Vitamin D3 Boosts Gut Health

Austrian subjects given large doses of vitamin D3 had fewer disease-bacteria in their gut and better immunity markers.

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Acupuncture Eases Hot Flashes

Acupuncture Eases Hot Flashes

Menopausal women reported that their hot flashes dropped by 37 percent during six months of acupuncture treatments.

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Vegan Diet Benefits Kids’ Heart Health

Vegan Diet Benefits Kids’ Heart Health

Obese youngsters between the ages of 9 and 18 fared better in heart-health markers when adhering to a vegan plant-based diet than their counterparts following the American Heart Association diet.

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Black Raspberries Bolster Heart Health

Black Raspberries Bolster Heart Health

In a Korean study, the robust compounds in black raspberries significantly decreased artery stiffness and increased cells that help repair blood vessels.

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Breast Milk Supports Preemies’ Developing Brains

Breast Milk Supports Preemies’ Developing Brains

In a study of 77 premature infants, those that received at least half of their diet from breast milk had larger brain volumes, a possible indicator of better cognitive development.

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MS Patients Improve with High-Tone Electrotherapy

MS Patients Improve with High-Tone Electrotherapy

Multiple sclerosis patients that underwent pulsed-frequency electrotherapy improved their scores in nine of 10 categories of functional abilities.

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Vitamin C-Rich Produce Guards Against Cataracts

Vitamin C-Rich Produce Guards Against Cataracts

In a British study of twins, those that consumed the most fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C developed fewer cataracts than their sibling.

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Astaxanthin Aids Muscle Recovery

Astaxanthin Aids Muscle Recovery

Serbian soccer players who took astaxanthin daily for three months recovered more quickly from muscle exertion and had lower rates of inflammation than a control group.

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Less Sleep Brings on the Munchies

Less Sleep Brings on the Munchies

In a four-night University of Chicago study, young adults getting only four-and-a-half hours of sleep a night were significantly hungrier afterwards and more likely to snack heavily in the afternoon.

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Breastfed Babies Have Fewer Colds and Ear Infections

Breastfed Babies Have Fewer Colds and Ear Infections

A six-year Texan study found that prolonged breastfeeding reduces both sniffles and painful earaches in newborns.

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