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Beet Juice Boosts Stamina

Beet Juice Boosts Stamina

Heart failure patients that took beetroot juice supplements exercised longer and harder.

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Eating Mediterranean Diet Helps Save Eyesight

Eating Mediterranean Diet Helps Save Eyesight

A study of 4,500 French and Dutch adults found that those that ate a Mediterranean diet lowered their risk of late-stage, age-related macular degeneration by 41 percent.

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Low-Nutrition Foods Linked to Cancers

Low-Nutrition Foods Linked to Cancers

Europeans eating foods with lower nutritional quality had a significantly greater incidence of certain types of cancer.

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Artificial Sweeteners Harm Gut Microbes

Artificial Sweeteners Harm Gut Microbes

Israeli and Singapore researchers found six popular FDA-approved artificial sweeteners to be toxic to digestive gut microbes.

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Optimism Linked to Better Heart Health

Optimism Linked to Better Heart Health

People that are optimistic tend to have healthier exercise and eating habits, making them less likely to die of heart disease, report Harvard researchers.

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Meditation Soothes Anxiety and Improves Focus

Meditation Soothes Anxiety and Improves Focus

A single mindfulness meditation session reduced anxiety levels for participants in a Michigan study, evident even a week later, and breath-based meditation enhanced mental clarity in an Irish study.

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Blue Light Raises Cancer Risk

Blue Light Raises Cancer Risk

Spaniards exposed to the most blue light via white streetlight LEDs and screens on tablets and phones have up to twice the risk of prostate and breast cancer.

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Dark Chocolate Proven Healthier than Ever

Dark Chocolate Proven Healthier than Ever

Chocolate with at last 70 percent cacao can reduce stress and inflammation and boost infection-fighting cells and creativity.

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Rosemary Lowers the Blues, Aids Sleep and Memory

Rosemary Lowers the Blues, Aids Sleep and Memory

Iranian students taking rosemary for a month saw their anxiety and depression drop and their memory and sleep improve.

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Too Much Sitting Thins the Brain

Too Much Sitting Thins the Brain

Sitting for extended periods of time seems to thin out the medial temporal lobe, the part of the brain known for forming new memories.

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