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Short walk cuts chocolate consumption in half

Published in the journal Appetite, the research suggests that employees may find that short breaks away from their desks can help keep their minds off snacking. In the study, 78 regular chocolate-eaters were invited to enter a simulated work environment, after two days abstinence from chocolate snacking. Two groups were asked …

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Who benefits from vitamin D?

Population-based studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk for chronic diseases and weaken the body’s immune system. In the present study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, the study participants were given a daily dose of either 40 or 80 micrograms of vitamin …

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‘Junk food’ moms have ‘junk food’ babies

Not only does this offer insight into the ever-increasing rate of human obesity, but it may also explain why some people easily resist fatty and sugary foods, while others seem hopelessly addicted. “These results will help us to better help women about diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding for giving their …

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Can citrus ward off your risk of stroke?

Vitamin C is found in fruits and vegetables such as oranges, papaya, peppers, broccoli and strawberries. Hemorrhagic stroke is less common than ischemic stroke, but is more often deadly. The study involved 65 people who had experienced an intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke, or a blood vessel rupture inside the brain. They …

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Black raspberry candies find the sweet spot for cancer prevention study

The research around these “superfoods” make headlines almost daily, but scientists say using foods-as-medicine in large-scale clinical trials — which demand an intense level of accuracy and consistency — is actually very challenging. “Variations in storage, seasonal availability, absorption — these things can all change disease-fighting substances in fresh produce,” …

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