Are Obese People More Likely to Crave Sweets?

The older we get, the less we crave sweet foods. In general this is how the science goes, partly because…

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Study Finds Link between High-Fiber Diet and Healthy Aging

Diet and nutrition play an important role in keeping our minds and bodies healthy as we grow older, and that…

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A Busy Lifestyle Benefits Your Brain Later in Life

Does your jam-packed daily calendar sometimes leave you feeling a little frantic? For some people, cramming too much into their…

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Study Finds Unexpected Link between Fasting and Inflammation

In an effort to better understand the gut-brain connection and its benefits to human health, researchers at the Salk Institute…

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Too Much Fructose Harms the Brain, But Omega-3 DHA May Help

The standard American diet is loaded with fructose. And not the healthy, high-in-fiber, straight-from-the-fruit kind, but the heavily processed kind…

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Green Spaces Linked to Longer Lifespan, Better Mental Health in Women

A walk in the woods. A stroll through a city park. How often have you lost yourself in nature and…

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Stress Puts Men at Greater Risk for Depression

We often hear that men and women are “wired” differently, and those differences impact how we respond to certain situations.…

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Study: These 2 Things Help Keep Your Brain Young

As we age, so do our brains, but researchers at Concordia University in Canada believe there may be a couple…

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Need a Brain Boost? Get Moving!

Weight management, heart health, muscle and joint health—these are the things that likely come to mind when you think about…

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Curious about the MIND Diet? A Brief Intro + 10 Key Food Groups

We often hear about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet for cardiovascular and total-body health. However, new research has taken…

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How Does a Year in Space Affect the Gut? One Astronaut May Hold the Answer

Recently astronaut Scott Kelly returned home from space. It was the longest trip ever completed by an American astronaut, and…

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Staying Active Eases Menopause Symptoms, Study Finds

There may be a simple way for women to lessen some of the unpleasant symptoms that come with menopause: researchers…

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Being in Nature Soothes the Brain

Writer—and city dweller—Florence Williams recently agreed to a unique experiment: she headed into the wilderness with cognitive psychologist Dr. David…

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Need a Good Reason to Get Out More? Being Social Benefits Your Gut

Not only have previous studies linked frequent social interaction to improvements in heart health, mood and overall quality of life,…

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Go Ahead, Hit Snooze: 2 Studies Tout the Benefits of Sleep

Nowadays it seems the busier our lives get, the more we put off getting a good night’s rest. But research…

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