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Omega 3 beats cholesterol for predicting heart disease

Results from a new study found that people with higher blood levels of omega 3 had a 34% lower risk for death from any cause, and that blood omega 3 was a stronger predictor of future risk of cardiovascular disease than cholesterol.

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Vitamin G increases brain size
Posted on Tue, 27 Mar 18

Vitamin G increases brain size

Green space, referred to as vitamin G, has been associated with better mental health. A remarkable new study found that exposure to greenness was positively associated with brain size in school children.

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Just 1 cup of blueberries daily improves cognition
Posted on Tue, 27 Mar 18

Just 1 cup of blueberries daily improves cognition

Despite the popular belief that blueberries are a super food for the brain, few clinical studies have examined effects on cognition in older age. A new study showing that just 1-cup daily improves cognition is welcome news.

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Probiotic enhances weight loss, satiety, eating behaviour, and mood
Posted on Mon, 26 Mar 18

Probiotic enhances weight loss, satiety, eating behaviour, and mood

The addition of a probiotic to a personalised, supervised weight loss diet not only enhanced weight loss, but improved satiety, decreased food cravings, and enhanced mood.

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Calcium pills increase risk for precancerous polyps
Posted on Tue, 13 Mar 18

Calcium pills increase risk for precancerous polyps

Researchers expected to find that calcium supplements would prevent the formation of precancerous colorectal polyps. To their surprise, they found the opposite.

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Extending sleep reduces sugar intake
Posted on Tue, 13 Mar 18

Extending sleep reduces sugar intake

Sleep extension was found to be an effective lifestyle medicine-based intervention for spontaneously reducing intake of sugar by 10 grams a day.

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