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Less Sleep Brings on the Munchies

In a four-night University of Chicago study, young adults getting only four-and-a-half hours of sleep a night were significantly hungrier afterwards and more likely to snack heavily in the afternoon.

Calcium Pills Don’t Build Bone Health

Two prominent meta-studies have found that calcium in supplements have at most a tiny initial effect on bone density.

Omega-3s May Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer

High blood levels of DHA, EPA and DPA, found in fish oil supplements, increased prostate cancer risk by 43 percent in a recent study.

Ashwagandha Pumps Up Testosterone

The herb Ashwagandha raised testosterone levels and increased arm muscle mass in a study of 57 men between the ages of 18 and 50.

E-Cigarettes Produce Free Radicals

The electric coils that heat up the nicotine in e-cigarettes produce levels of reactive free radicals roughly similar to those found in heavily polluted air.

Awe and Wonder Prime Physical Health

Adults that reported feeling awe and wonder while walking in nature or listening to music had lower levels of an inflammation marker.

Red Clover Guards against Menopausal Bone Loss

Menopausal women that took red clover extract daily retained bone mass, bone mineral density and better blood pressure.

Purpose and Meaning Help Seniors Live Longer

Seniors that feel they have purpose and meaning in their lives are less likely to die between the ages of 65 and 73.

Staying Active Relates to Healthy Hearing

In a Johns Hopkins study, people over the age of 70 that were physically inactive had a 70 percent greater chance of impaired hearing.

Cotton Hygiene Items Contaminated with Monsanto’s Glyphosate

Glyphosate, a probable carcinogen, was detected in 85 percent of the tampons, sanitary pads, swabs and wipes purchased in Argentine stores.
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