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Take It Easy on the Eggs

Take It Easy on the Eggs

Eating three to four eggs a week increases heart disease mortality by 6 percent and all-cause mortality by 8 percent, a new study found.

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Savor Cherries to Lower Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Savor Cherries to Lower Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Montmorency tart cherries in juice or capsules lower systolic blood pressure and insulin levels within hours, reducing factors that lead to metabolic syndrome.

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Use Probiotics to Shed Pounds

Use Probiotics to Shed Pounds

Probiotics significantly reduce body weight and fat mass, concluded a Chinese meta-review of 821 obese and overweight people.

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Eat Plants to Live Longer

Eat Plants to Live Longer

At least one-third of early deaths globally could be prevented if people moved to a largely plant-based diet, Harvard scientists have calculated.

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Quit Smoking to Avoid Rheumatoid Arthritis

Quit Smoking to Avoid Rheumatoid Arthritis

In a 30-year study, women that quit smoking sharply reduced their risk of developing seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, which can cause joint deformities and disability.

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Walk or Run to Keep Blood Vessels and Brains Young

Walk or Run to Keep Blood Vessels and Brains Young

After six months of marathon training, running novices reversed the aging of major blood vessels; in another study, heart failure patients that walked fast were less likely to have cognitive impairment.

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Get Eyes Checked to Detect Early Alzheimer’s

Get Eyes Checked to Detect Early Alzheimer’s

New infrared technology allows doctors to detect the weakened blood vessels at the back of the eye associated with early Alzheimer’s.

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Munch Nuts for a Healthy Brain

Munch Nuts for a Healthy Brain

Chinese seniors that ate more than two teaspoons of nuts a day were found to have better thinking, reasoning and memory than those that didn’t eat nuts.

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Take B12 to Help With Parkinson’s

Take B12 to Help With Parkinson’s

The common vitamin B12 may help slow the progression of both hereditary and non-hereditary Parkinson’s Disease, new studies show.

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Sleep Better and Feel Happier With Probiotics

Sleep Better and Feel Happier With Probiotics

Italian students that took probiotics for six weeks were less depressed, angry and tired than those in a control group.

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