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A recent study identified a biomarker in saliva to identify childhood obesity risk. Globally, the prevalence of childhood obesity is growing at an alarming rate. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States, obesity in children has risen from 13.9 percent in 2000 to 18.5 percent in 2016. Childhood
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Population obesity in mice allows more virulent strains of influenza to develop and spread. The countless negative health impacts of obesity have mostly been well documented. However, one of the less well known harmful effects of obesity is the impact it can have on viral pathogenesis. Population-based studies of the 2009 Swine Flu pandemic suggest
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Researchers recently compared the nutrient value of non-fried potatoes with that of refined grains, addressing the question, are potatoes bad carbs? In many popular diet plans, such as keto and paleo, the plain white potato gets a bad rap. Deemed as a “starchy” vegetable, they are either prohibited in these diet plans altogether or are
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Cognitive impairment and dementia are significant conditions affecting women as they age, with a reported two-thirds of instances of age-related cognitive impairment and dementia seen in women. Previous research has found associations between diet and cognitive function, however large, well-designed studies have been significantly lacking. Given the relative ease of dietary interventions, this might be
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Researchers have consistently shown that there is a strong association between what we eat and our health. For instance, studies show that the dietary intake of flavanols and procyanidins are associated with cardiovascular health. Flavanols are bioactive compounds that can be found in many foods such as apples, blueberries, grapes, pears, and cocoa. A flavanol
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Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting “major depressive disorder.” Accordingly, research is underway to identify possible causes, which include genetic predisposition,
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