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Leaky gut linked to alcohol craving

Alcohol craving and mood disorders in heavy drinkers may be related to leaky gut and gut-derived toxins in their blood, a discovery that suggests an important role for probiotics and prebiotics.

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Alcohol has no heart health benefits
Posted on Fri, 25 Jul 14

Alcohol has no heart health benefits

The idea that alcohol is good for your heart is a popular one with drinkers. Scientifically, however, the benefits have not always been clear and a remarkable new gene interaction study suggests there is no benefit at all.

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How cigarette smoking increases anxiety
Posted on Sat, 19 Oct 13

How cigarette smoking increases anxiety

Smoking has a strong association with poor mental health and anxiety. Although people may smoke to reduce anxiety, evidence suggests it is more likely that smoking makes things worse.

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Healthy eating may help smokers quit
Posted on Sun, 2 Sep 12

Healthy eating may help smokers quit

Cigarette smokers who eat more fruits and vegetables are more likely to quit and stay off cigarettes suggests a new study.

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Stopping smoking rejuvenates your skin
Posted on Mon, 1 Aug 11

Stopping smoking rejuvenates your skin

Smoking accelerates signs of skin aging such as wrinkles, discoloration and dryness by about a decade more than your chorological age. A stop smoking program has found that quitters reduce their skin biological age by 13 years.

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Saved by a tipple, killed by a binge
Posted on Mon, 13 Dec 10

Saved by a tipple, killed by a binge

It is much safer to space your alcohol throughout the week than to down it all in one day suggests a study contrasting the very different drinking behaviours of the French and Irish.

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