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Study finds how diets high in fat and carbs may make you hungrier

Study finds how diets high in fat and carbs may make you hungrier

Eating diets that are high in both fat and carbohydrates may trigger brain changes associated with obesity within days, according to a new study from Yale University. Researchers found that this type of diet may lead to hypothalamus region irregularities, namely inflammation, which was noted in as early as three days after eating a high-fat diet. These changes can occur before the development of obesity.

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Vegans face higher stroke risk: Here’s why

Vegans face higher stroke risk: Here’s why

A large new study on vegetarian, vegan, and pescatarian diets highlights a number of potential health benefits and risks associated with each diet, including everything from lowered risk of heart disease to a fairly notable increase in stroke risk. Though the reasons for the increased stroke risk isn't entirely clear, the study suggests it may be due to low levels of certain vitamins and/or low levels of cholesterol.

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Another study warns drinking soda and energy drinks daily may be deadly

Another study warns drinking soda and energy drinks daily may be deadly

Another study has found that drinking soft drinks -- including soda and energy drinks -- on a regular basis may have a major impact on one's long term health. The latest research was recently published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine where scientists detail their analysis of data on a potential link between soft drink consumption and death risk. The health risk was found in both sweetened and artificially-sweetened beverages.

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Plant-based diets may protect the heart, but lack a vital brain nutrient

Plant-based diets may protect the heart, but lack a vital brain nutrient

Plant-based diets have been the source of a growing number of studies focused primarily on heart health and cancer risk. A number of benefits have been associated with diets that do not contain animal products, assuming they focused on whole foods and not processed junk, but a new study warns they may come with one big problem: low levels of a vital nutrient.

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Healthy foods, not diet type, may be key to cutting heart disease risk

Healthy foods, not diet type, may be key to cutting heart disease risk

Focusing on healthy foods, not particular types of diets, may be key to cutting heart disease risk, according to a new study out of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The researchers studied the effects of three different diets, each with different macronutrient requirements, and found that all three offered heart health benefits. At the core of each diet was an emphasis on healthy foods.

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Red wine may improve gut health and decrease ‘bad’ cholesterol

Red wine may improve gut health and decrease ‘bad’ cholesterol

A study out of King's College London has found that red wine may offer health benefits associated with body fat levels, cholesterol, and gut bacteria. The research involves more than 900 female twins located in the United Kingdom, where scientists looked into the potential effects of different types of alcohol on the gut microbiome and other aspects of one's health.

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Major alternate-day fasting study finds many health benefits

Major alternate-day fasting study finds many health benefits

Intermittent fasting may be popular right now, but a new study suggests that alternate-day fasting may be a better protocol for some people. Rather than restricting calories for a block of time every day, alternate-day fasting allows dieters to eat normally one day but requires them to completely skip food the next day. Doing this, a study suggests, may offer health and weight loss benefits.

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Study finds which fasting diet protocol targets chronic inflammation

Study finds which fasting diet protocol targets chronic inflammation

Fasting is called a fad, but it is a tradition that has been observed by cultures around the world for millennia. A number of studies have found potential health benefits (and consequences) associated with fasting, the nature of which depends on the type of fast. Whereas certain fasting protocols require a person to consume only water for a number of hours or days, others allow fruit juice or greatly restricted food consumption.

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Fast food scraps are giving city birds high cholesterol

Fast food scraps are giving city birds high cholesterol

It's no secret that fast food is unhealthy and that may be true for more than just humans. A new study has found that crows located in urban environments are suffering from high cholesterol as a direct consequence of fast food consumption, mirroring the same health condition observed in many humans who frequently eat this high-fat convenience food.

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KFC serving non-meat Chicken with Beyond Meat

KFC serving non-meat Chicken with Beyond Meat

Starting on the 27th of August, 2019, KFC planned to start serving non-meat chicken. They'd revealed a partnership with the company Beyond Meat, making them the first national USA-based quick service restaurant (QSR) to serve plant-based chicken. KFC's first release on this release branded this "Beyond Fried Chicken" and called it "A Kentucky Fried Miracle."

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Study warns people with IBD and colon cancer should avoid fried foods

Study warns people with IBD and colon cancer should avoid fried foods

Fried foods are tasty but notoriously unhealthy. Most health-related criticisms of these particular food products revolve around the use of unhealthy fats and excessive calories, but a number of studies have found that frying oil -- particularly oil that has been heated and cooled repeatedly -- may be linked to the development of cancer. A new study out of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst builds on that, finding that it may fuel pre-existing IBD and colon cancer.

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AmazonFresh deliveries arrive in Houston, Phoenix, and Minneapolis

AmazonFresh deliveries arrive in Houston, Phoenix, and Minneapolis

AmazonFresh, the company's grocery service offering same-day deliveries, has expanded into three major new markets: Houston, Minneapolis, and Phoenix. The company announced its expansion today, saying Prime customers in these cities can now order fresh grocery items, such as meat and dairy, and have it delivered to their homes within two hours for free.

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