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Contrary To Popular Belief, Dietary Calcium Does Not Prevent Bone Loss

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Dairy products, specifically milk is one of the beverages still aggressively pushed as a health promoting food, especially relating to strong bones. However, Bone Mineral Density (BMD) and rates of bone loss showed no association with dietary calcium intake in men, according to a recent study in British Journal of Nutrition.

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Walnuts Keep You Feeling Full By Lighting Up The Brain

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Perhaps their brain-like shape should have been a giveaway. Scientists in Boston have shown that eating walnuts lights up a part of the brain associated with hunger and cravings. The good news is that instead of making us crave calories, walnuts appear to help make us feel full.

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How Hormones Influence Your Body and Mind

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We like to think we are in charge of our own behaviour — that our thoughts are under our conscious control and that our actions are mostly reasonable. But our behaviour is also in the sway of an ancient system of mind control: hormones. These protein messengers are best known for their fundamental duty as regulators — think of insulin and blood sugar, for example — but they also bathe the brain in chemical information that tells us about the world around us and the people in it.

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Intense Physical Activity Can Be Done Safely At Any Age With Incredible Results

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Growing older may not have to mean growing frail. A preclinical study has revealed that brief periods of intense physical activity can be safely administered at advanced age, and that this kind of activity has the potential to reverse frailty.

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Natural Antioxidant Prevents Severe Flu

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Microbes that live in the gut don’t just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system. Now, a new study shows that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds — called flavonoids — commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries.

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Soda Consumption Lowest In Over Three Decades

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Carbonated soda pop provides more added sugar in a typical 2-year-old toddler’s diet than cookies, candies and ice cream combined. The good news is that soda consumption in the United States fell to a 31-year low in 2016, new figures reveal. 

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