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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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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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Water Intake Guidelines Questioned




A meta-study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, that looked into the health effects of drinking 8 glasses of water a day revealed that most supposed benefits are not backed by solid evidence. The researchers involved say that most people do not need to worry about drinking the recommended 8 glasses […]




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Brain Has Sixth Sense For Calories




The latest issue of the journal Neuron carries news of a “sixth sense” that scientists say can detect calories in food without the involvement of our regular taste sensors. In the experiments, the researchers genetically altered mice to remove their sweet taste receptor cells, making them “sweet-blind.” The research team then performed behavioral tests in […]




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