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Calorie intake linked to cognitive impairment

Consuming more than 2,100 calories per day appears to double the risk of cognitive impairment in the elderly, according to a study to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in April. “We observed a dose-response pattern which simply means; the higher the amount of calories consumed each day, the higher the […]

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Caveman cook calorie kerfuffle corrected

Despite our preoccupation with all things gastronomic, surprising little is known about how food preparation affects the energy it supplies to our bodies. Now, for the first time, Harvard researchers have shown that cooked food yields more energy than raw, leading them to speculate that cooking played a key role in driving the evolution of […]

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Surprising finding from calorie-weight study

An international study has failed to find supporting evidence for the common belief that the number of calories burned in physical activity is a key factor in rising rates of obesity. Researchers from Loyola University Health System and other research centers compared African-American women in metropolitan Chicago with women in rural Nigeria. On average, the […]

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