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Artificial sweeteners are said to be ‘lite’ but they leave a heavy burden on your health
Recent epidemiological studies have confirmed that the sweeteners used in diet sodas and other lite drinks increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.
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Are Migraines Linked to Mouth Bacteria?

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Are Migraines Linked to Mouth Bacteria?
Nitrates, including cardiac medications and food additives, are common headache triggers, mediated by nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator.
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Tea consumption leads to epigenetic changes in women

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Tea consumption leads to epigenetic changes in women
Epigenetic changes are chemical modifications that turn our genes off or on. In a new study from Uppsala University, researchers show that tea consumption in women leads to epigenetic changes in genes that are known to interact with cancer and estrogen metabolism.
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High-fat diet alters reward system in rats

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High-fat diet alters reward system in rats
Exposure to high-fat diet from childhood may increase the sensitivity of the dopamine system later in adulthood, according to a study in male rats.
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Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned, study finds
An evaluation of seven devices in a diverse group of 60 volunteers showed that six of the devices measured heart rate with an error rate of less than 5 percent. The team evaluated the Apple Watch, Basis Peak, Fitbit Surge, Microsoft Band, Mio Alpha 2, PulseOn and the Samsung Gear S2. Some devices were more accurate than others, and factors such as skin color and body mass index affected the measurements.
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Regular chocolate consumption may be linked to lower risk of heart flutter
Regular chocolate consumption may be linked to a lower risk of developing the heart rhythm irregularity atrial fibrillation, also known as heart flutter
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Diabetes drug may work by changing gut bacteria makeup

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Diabetes drug may work by changing gut bacteria makeup
Scientists from the Gothenburg and Girona universities found that the treatment of type 2 diabetes with metformin is changing the composition and characteristics of the intestinal microbiome. This has a significant auxiliary effect in therapy, establishing a system of regulation of the level of sugar and glycosylated hemoglobin in the blood.
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Food is not just the sum of its nutrients. It is time to rethink nutrition labelling
The nutritional value of a food should be evaluated on the basis of the foodstuff as a whole, and not as an effect of the individual nutrients. This is the conclusion of an international expert panel of epidemiologists, physicians, food and nutrition scientists and brought together by the University of Copenhagen and University of Reading. Their conclusion reshapes our understanding of the importance of nutrients and their interaction.
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Why our brain cells may prevent us burning fat when we're dieting
A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce.
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One Step Closer to Finding Out How Wine May Protect Your Neurons
A new study finds wine-derived human gut metabolites may have neuroprotective capabilities.Low to moderate intake of red wine can delay the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Researchers have now found out how wine compounds are protective against neuronal death: they should pass through your stomach first.
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