Plant-based diet may help lower heart disease risk: Study

The study, published in the journal Lancet EClinical Medicine, examined the diets and blood biomarkers of more than 11,000 participants from a national study in the US. Diets with reduced sulphur amino acids — which occur in protein-rich foods, such as meats, dairy, nuts and soy — are associated with a decreased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a study […]

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A low-sulfur diet could help you live longer, and eating less meat could be the key

Consuming too much of a certain amino acid, found in animal protein, has been linked to a variety of age-related chronic illness, according to new research.  Most Americans consume far more than the recommended amount of these protein building blocks, called sulfur amino acids, the study found. Researchers suggest a plant-based diet can help regulate excess amounts of sulfur amino […]

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Express yourself: Dermal fillers restore youthful facial movement, don’t just fill wrinkles

According to a new study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), they also restore a more youthful pattern of facial movement and expressiveness. Using 3-D digital stereophotogrammetry, the study suggests that hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler treatment can restore a more youthful pattern of facial […]

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For complex decisions, narrow them down to two

When choosing between multiple alternatives, people usually focus their attention on the two most promising options. The quicker we do that, the faster we make the decision. Psychologists from the University of Basel have reported these findings in the scientific journal Nature Human Behaviour. How can we make quick yet efficient decisions in a world with ever more options and […]

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China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest, most festive holiday. The number of confirmed cases around the world climbed sharply to more than 850, with at least 25 […]

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Quinn on Nutrition: What you may not know about carrots

How do you know when a carrot is dehydrated? Why should we care? I found the answer plus other interesting facts about my favorite vegetable in a recent article by registered dietitian Bethany Oxender in Food & Nutrition magazine, a publication of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I’ve highlighted a few here: Carrots were not always harvested for their […]

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Best supplements for arthritis: Three ‘natural’ supplements proven to ease joint pain

Arthritis is an umbrella term for a range of conditions that cause pain and inflammation in a joint. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) are the two most common forms of arthritis, and, while they bear similar symptoms, they are distinguishable by their cause. RA is an autoimmune condition, meaning the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks normal cells, and osteoarthritis […]

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