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Life Expectancy In The US Drops

Life Expectancy In The US Drops

The life expectancy in the US drops; but this is for the third year that it has gone down. Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains in this video that there are three factors that are mainly responsible for this: suicides have increased significantly; alcohol abuse has gone up resulting in the deadl
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Vitamin D Deficiency Is Linked To Diabetes

Vitamin D Deficiency Is Linked To Diabetes

New research showed that vitamin D deficiency is linked to diabetes. This story goes back to a research paper from April 19, 2018 by. The publication comes from a joint group from South Korea and the University of California, San Diego. The vitamin D3/diabetes study 903 subjects were
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Nocturnal Workers Fare Poorly

Nocturnal Workers Fare Poorly

A British study came out on April 12, 2018 showing that nocturnal workers fare poorly. Researchers followed almost half a million adults in the UK for 6-½ years. In the beginning of the study the participants were asked whether they were “definite evening types” or “definite morning t
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Early Graying And Baldness Predict Heart Disease

Early Graying And Baldness Predict Heart Disease

Recently a cardiology team from India found that early graying and baldness predict heart disease. These two risk factors are on top of the conventional risk factors. The ones that are known already are high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, high blood pressure and physical inactivity. C
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The Importance Of Fiber

The Importance Of Fiber

We all heard about the importance of fiber. Fiber prevents colon cancer and lowers LDL cholesterol in the blood, which prevents heart attacks. But what is the evidence that fiber really is beneficial to our health? The following publication is reviewing what health benefits fiber has
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Concerns About Stevia?

Concerns About Stevia?

Are there concerns about stevia? This is the question as the food industry shows more interest in using this natural sweetener. An article in “Medical News Today” pointed out several potential concerns with stevia. I will review this here and add other evidence I found in the literatu
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New Study Redefined Longevity

New Study Redefined Longevity

The new study A new study redefined longevity. Up to now researchers thought that a variant of the FOXO3 gene on chromosome 6 was responsible for longevity. But due to new findings there is a change. These new studies showed that there were rare variants in chromosomes 4 and 7 in cent
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Brain Changes Even With Moderate Alcohol Consumption

Brain Changes Even With Moderate Alcohol Consumption

New research has shown that there are brain changes even with moderate alcohol consumption. This article is based on a new study dated June 2017 from England. It has shown that there are brain changes even with moderate alcohol consumption. Specifically, it is the hippocampus that atr
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Kidney Disease Risk in Diabetic Patients

Kidney Disease Risk in Diabetic Patients

A study with 15,362 diabetic patients defined kidney disease risk in diabetic patients. It is general knowledge for a long time that diabetic patients are at risk to develop diabetic nephropathy. Kidney disease risk in diabetic patients, study design In this study researchers followed
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Gut Bacteria May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Gut Bacteria May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

New research from Finland shows that gut bacteria may prevent type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Globally, type 2 diabetes was 4.7% in 1980 and 8.5% in 2014. In the US 29 million people have confirmed type 2 diabetes and 86 million have prediabetes.
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