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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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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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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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Get Eyes Checked to Detect Early Alzheimer’s

Get Eyes Checked to Detect Early Alzheimer’s

New infrared technology allows doctors to detect the weakened blood vessels at the back of the eye associated with early Alzheimer’s.

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Take B12 to Help With Parkinson’s

Take B12 to Help With Parkinson’s

The common vitamin B12 may help slow the progression of both hereditary and non-hereditary Parkinson’s Disease, new studies show.

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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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Try Cordyceps to Strengthen the Lungs

Try Cordyceps to Strengthen the Lungs

The Chinese medicinal fungus cordyceps improved lung function, exercise endurance and quality of life in people with chronic lung diseases.

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Eat More Carbs to Lower Heart Risk

Eat More Carbs to Lower Heart Risk

Low-carb diets such as Atkins, ketogenic and paleo, which emphasize protein instead of fruits, vegetable and grains, significantly increase the risk of atrial fibrillation, a new study shows.

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Sit Less to Live Longer

Sit Less to Live Longer

Replacing a half hour of sitting or lying around with brisk walking and other moderate physical activities reduces the risk of dying over 14 years by 45 percent.

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Imbibe Less to Lower Blood Pressure

Imbibe Less to Lower Blood Pressure

Consuming as few as seven to 13 alcoholic drinks a week increases the risk of high blood pressure, say researchers.

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