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Take It Easy on the Eggs

Take It Easy on the Eggs

Eating three to four eggs a week increases heart disease mortality by 6 percent and all-cause mortality by 8 percent, a new study found.

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Savor Cherries to Lower Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Savor Cherries to Lower Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Montmorency tart cherries in juice or capsules lower systolic blood pressure and insulin levels within hours, reducing factors that lead to metabolic syndrome.

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Use Probiotics to Shed Pounds

Use Probiotics to Shed Pounds

Probiotics significantly reduce body weight and fat mass, concluded a Chinese meta-review of 821 obese and overweight people.

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Eat Plants to Live Longer

Eat Plants to Live Longer

At least one-third of early deaths globally could be prevented if people moved to a largely plant-based diet, Harvard scientists have calculated.

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Quit Smoking to Avoid Rheumatoid Arthritis

Quit Smoking to Avoid Rheumatoid Arthritis

In a 30-year study, women that quit smoking sharply reduced their risk of developing seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, which can cause joint deformities and disability.

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Walk or Run to Keep Blood Vessels and Brains Young

Walk or Run to Keep Blood Vessels and Brains Young

After six months of marathon training, running novices reversed the aging of major blood vessels; in another study, heart failure patients that walked fast were less likely to have cognitive impairment.

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Sleep Better and Feel Happier With Probiotics

Sleep Better and Feel Happier With Probiotics

Italian students that took probiotics for six weeks were less depressed, angry and tired than those in a control group.

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Munch Nuts for a Healthy Brain

Munch Nuts for a Healthy Brain

Chinese seniors that ate more than two teaspoons of nuts a day were found to have better thinking, reasoning and memory than those that didn’t eat nuts.

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Snack on Walnuts to Slow Growth of Breast Tumors

Snack on Walnuts to Slow Growth of Breast Tumors

Women with breast cancer that ate a handful of walnuts daily for two weeks experienced a change in gene expression that suppressed the tumor growth.

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Eat Mostly Plants to Ease Gum Inflammation

Eat Mostly Plants to Ease Gum Inflammation

Germans that ate a diet low in meat and carbs and high in plants and vitamins for four weeks had significantly less gum inflammation and bleeding that subjects that did not change their eating habits.

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