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How Much Halloween Candy Would Kill You

Scientists explain how much Halloween candy would kill you

Halloween is almost here, which means costumes, scary movies and lots of candy. This week, Reactions tackles this spooky hypothetical question: How much Halloween candy...
Smart Snacks Standard

Smart snacks: are they benefiting student health or brand marketing?

In 2014, U.S. Department of Agriculture established nutrition standards for snack foods sold in schools. Many manufacturers reformulated products to meet these Smart Snacks standards,...
A diet rich in soy and whey protein

Some proteins are better in building muscles than others

Anyone who cares about maintaining muscle mass should care about the quality of their dietary protein, according to a scientific review published in Nutrition...
Focusing on pleasure of eating makes people eat less

Focusing on pleasure of eating makes people eat less

In a new study, researchers find that people can be encouraged to choose smaller, healthier portions, without compromising on enjoyment. The secret is focusing...
low-protein diet

Low-protein diet may help improve blood sugar regulation in obesity

Diets that are very high in protein are linked to an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and high protein levels have been...
Mediterranean diet

A high-fat Mediterranean diet may still reduce risks of breast cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular...

According to researchers, a healthy diet can include "a lot of fat." A review of available evidence suggests that a Mediterranean diet with no restrictions...
mango gut microbiota

Mango may help maintain gut health, says study

In a recent study, researchers find that eating mango may have beneficial effects on gut microbiota. The finding is published in the Journal of...
Eating oats

Eating oats can lower bad cholesterol, says a scientific review

Researchers have known for more than 50 years that eating oats can lower cholesterol levels and thus reduce a person's risk of developing cardiovascular...
fruits vegetables USDA

Best fruits and vegetables in four seasons: a guide from USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides a seasonal produce guide. The guide includes seasonal fruits and vegetables in spring, summer, fall and...
raspberries

Raspberries can help support healthy weight and slow age-related declines

In two new animal studies published in the Journal of Berry Research, scientists find that eating raspberry can help support healthy weight and motor...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Scientists discover a unique type of object in our solar system

In a recent study, researchers discovered an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. They found two asteroids are orbiting...