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No Benefit to Cutting Fat in Cheese

No Benefit to Cutting Fat in Cheese

Danish researchers found no difference in LDL “bad cholesterol” levels between people that ate low-fat cheese or regular-fat cheese for 12 weeks.

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The Five-Second Rule Debunked

The Five-Second Rule Debunked

Rutgers researchers found that food dropped on the floor for even one second can be contaminated with bacteria, and that carpet transferred fewer bacteria than tile and stainless steel.

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Kids Going Online at Bedtime Sleep Poorly

Kids Going Online at Bedtime Sleep Poorly

British kids between 6 and 19 that used devices within 90 minutes of falling asleep were more likely to sleep badly and be sleepy during the day, which also can lead to poor diet choices.

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Veggie, Fish and Nut Fats Preserve Heart Health

Veggie, Fish and Nut Fats Preserve Heart Health

In a Harvard study, people that replaced a portion of their normal dairy foods with vegetables, nuts and fish reduced their heart-disease risk by a quarter, while people that replaced the dairy with animal fats increased their risk by six percent.

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Eye Health Nutrients Also Aid the Brain

Eye Health Nutrients Also Aid the Brain

Older adults with higher levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin nourishing their eyes also performed better on a cognitive test.

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Wheezing Toddlers Prone to Food Allergies

Wheezing Toddlers Prone to Food Allergies

Singapore toddlers that experienced eczema or wheezing in their first 18 months were more likely to have a food allergy at 36 months.

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Stress and Fatigue Abate with Combo Supplement

Stress and Fatigue Abate with Combo Supplement

Stressed and fatigued individuals that took a supplement containing magnesium, probiotics, vitamins and minerals for 30 days saw sharp reductions in these symptoms.

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DHA Boosts Elder Brain Function

DHA Boosts Elder Brain Function

Researchers have discovered that regularly taking DHA improves brain function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.

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Infants Breathing Bad Air May Suffer as Teens

Infants Breathing Bad Air May Suffer as Teens

A Swedish study found that 15-year-olds that had been exposed as 1-year-olds to high levels of air pollutants had more difficulty getting air through their lungs.

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Reflexology and Imagery Relieve Preoperative Anxiety

Reflexology and Imagery Relieve Preoperative Anxiety

Israelis facing surgery that received reflexology massages, acupuncture and guided imagery exercises beforehand experienced a 60 percent drop in anxiety levels.

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