• October 28, 2015

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    Unexpected Honey Study Shows Woes of Nutrition Research

    Just a few weeks ago, a study was published in the Journal of Nutrition that many reports in the news media said proved that honey was no better than sugar as a sweetener, and that high-fructose corn syrup was no worse.

    This shocked people on all sides of the sweetener debate. It has

  • October 27, 2015

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    The Mediterranean Diet: Is It the Food or the Lifestyle?

    For decades, health authorities have argued that the diet of people living in Mediterranean countries, with its emphasis on olive oil, nuts and fresh produce, is a driving force behind the region’s historically low rates of heart disease.

    But now a team of filmmakers led by a Britis

  • October 27, 2015

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    Why Do Your Knuckles Pop?

     

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  • October 13, 2015

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    A Long Walk or a Short Stair Climb?

    In the broadest terms, there is no wrong selection here, since both walking — even a few hundred steps — and climbing the stairs are better for your health than avoiding physical activity altogether.


    But if you want to get picky ab

  • October 13, 2015

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    Q: Is it safe to refreeze thawed foods?

    A: The notion that you cannot refreeze thawed foods “is a myth,” said Tina Hanes, a registered dietitian with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Any raw or cooked food that has been thawed can be refrozen as long as it w

  • October 13, 2015

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    Preventing Cramps During Exercise

    Q: Is there any way to prevent or treat muscle cramps, particularly in the hamstring, during exercise?


    A: Many of us who exercise have heard that sweating and dehydration cause cramps. But the latest science suggests otherwise. In one

  • October 13, 2015

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    Weight Gain Possibly Tied to Later Bedtimes

    There may be a link between later bedtimes and weight gain, new research suggests.


    Researchers studied 3,342 adolescents starting in 1996, following them through 2009. At three points over the years, all reported their normal bedtimes,

  • October 13, 2015

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    Calcium Doesn’t Improve Bone Density, Analysis Finds

    Calcium, eaten in foods or taken as supplements, has little or no effect on bone density or the risk of fracture in people over 50, according to two large reviews of studies in BMJ.


    One analysis reviewed 59 randomized controlled trials

  • October 8, 2015

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    Health Benefits of Tea? Here’s What the Evidence Says

    After my Upshot column on the potential health benefits of coffee, the No. 1 request I got was to look into the potential benefits — or harms — of tea.

    Unlike coffee, tea does not seem to generate negative perceptions. I know many more people who think that tea is beneficial, much

  • October 8, 2015

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    Canned vs. Fresh Fish?

    Yes, fresh and canned fish have roughly the same nutritional value, according to experts and the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Nutrient Database. And whether to eat one over the other isn’t an obvious choice, because each has advantages and disadva