• Drinking Too Much Coffee Could be in Your Genes

    Drinking Too Much Coffee Could be in Your Genes

    If you wonder why it feels like you need ten cups of coffee to make it through the day while your coworker gets along just fine with their one morning drink, researchers may have found the answer. A new study has linked coffee consumption to a particular gene, with genetic variations determining who will stick

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  • Eat More Omega 3 to Reduce Risk of Bowel Cancer Death

    Eat More Omega 3 to Reduce Risk of Bowel Cancer Death

    Various studies have touted the health benefits of omega 3 fatty acids, and the good news seems to keep coming. Researchers have now linked eating omega 3 fatty acids, found in fish oils, with a lower risk of death after a bowel cancer diagnosis. The study comes from Dr. Andrew T. Chan at the Clinical

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  • Diets May Need More Magnesium

    Diets May Need More Magnesium

    According to surveys of American diets, such as the National Health and Nutrition Examinations Survey of 2005 to 2006, 48% of people are not getting as much magnesium as the Food and Nutrition Board recommends. At every age level, people seem to be taking in less magnesium than the estimated average requirement (ERA). Health risks

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  • Drink Up to Keep the Weight Down

    Drink Up to Keep the Weight Down

    Health experts say to drink eight glasses of water a day, and now there is one more reason to follow that advice. Researchers have shown that keeping hydrated is associated with lower weight, with poor hydration linked to higher risk of obesity. The research comes from Tammy Chang, MD at the University of Michigan, along

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  • Canned Food Increases BPA Exposure

    Canned Food Increases BPA Exposure

    Preppers and anyone else with a pantry full of canned food may want to take note. Research has determined that eating canned food increases exposure to the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), possibly increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems. The study comes from Jennifer Hartle and other researchers at the Stanford

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  • Dietary Fiber Could Reduce Peanut Allergies

    Dietary Fiber Could Reduce Peanut Allergies

    Peanut allergies have been on the rise in Western countries the past couple of decades, and researchers are having trouble figuring out why. Now a new study has found a link between peanut allergies and gut bacteria, with a high-fiber diet reducing the incidence of peanut allergies, providing hope for those who have this potentially

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