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Starving Yourself Sometimes Could Be Good for You

Want to boost your brain power and a live a few years longer to boot? Scientists say the answer could be as simple as occasionally depriving yourself of food.

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Curry Spice Component May Help Slow Prostate Tumor Growth

Love to eat curry? It may do more than tingle your tastebuds.

According to a new study, curry spice components may help slow the growth of tumors in castration-resistant prostate cancer patients.

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McDonald’s Is Making All Their Money From Late Night Junk Food Addicts

You’ve probably noticed that more and more fast food restaurants are staying open into the wee hours of the morning or not closing at all. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, this is because McDonald’s and the like are now seeing some of their best profits between midnight and five AM.

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Fry Foods in Olive Oil for a Healthier Heart

Eating fried food may be bad for your waistline, but it turns out if olive oil is used to fry up those tasty bits, they may not have a harmful effect on your heart.

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Want Lower Blood Pressure? Drink Some Black Tea

Lowering your blood pressure could be as simple as drinking a few cups of black tea every day, according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Study: Increase Dietary Fiber to Decrease Disease

Scientists in India suggest for improved health people should eat more dietary fibers.

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Eating Too Much Red Meat Could Raise Your Risk of Strokes

A diet high in protein may be healthy, but the type of protein you eat could determine your risk factors for having a stroke. New research indicates red meat raises those risks, while poultry lowers them.

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Want to Weigh Less? Eat More Often — Health Check

A new study finds those who’ve lost weight and kept it off tend to eat more often than heavier people — yet still took in fewer daily calories.

Lead researcher Jessica Bachman, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, was part of a group that profiled 250 people who’d lost significant amounts of weight. The key was to learn how they maintain their weight loss in order to help others lose weight and keep it off.

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Why We Eat What We Eat – Stories Behind Traditional Thanksgiving Foods

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If you're like most Americans, your Thanksgiving dinner table will include at least a few basic items — turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the like. But have you ever thoug

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Fatty and Sugary Foods May Be as Addictive as Cocaine and Cigarettes

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting fatty and sugary foods rewire the brain in the same way drugs like cocaine and nicotine do, leading to addiction.

In recent studies, lab animals who have been fed a diet of sugary and fatty snacks show the classic signs of addiction, and brain scans of obese humans show the same disturbances in their reward circuits as the brains that are found in drug addicts.

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