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Study finds eating a big breakfast may significantly boost calorie burning

Study finds eating a big breakfast may significantly boost calorie burning

Skipping breakfast may be harming your weight loss attempt, according to a new study. The research joins past studies that have associated eating in the morning with lowered obesity and other metabolic benefits, finding that in addition to burning more calories, eating a big meal in the morning also has less of an impact on blood sugar and insulin compared to eating a big meal at dinner time.

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Study finds fasting is key to triggering olive oil’s health benefits

Study finds fasting is key to triggering olive oil’s health benefits

The popular Mediterranean diet, which is commonly referred to as a heart-healthy way of eating, has been linked to a number of potential health benefits, including lower risk of developing various diseases. According to a new study from the University of Minnesota Medical School, one particular ingredient found in this diet may be the key factor involved in reducing disease risk and increasing lifespan.

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Tart cherry juice may have a surprising effect on exercise performance

Tart cherry juice may have a surprising effect on exercise performance

The latest study on tart cherries has found that consuming this superfood in the form of a juice or concentrate may help improve endurance exercise performance. The findings join a growing body of research on tart cherries and their potential health benefits, examples of which include reduced blood pressure and lower levels of LDL 'bad' cholesterol. Juice made from this fruit has become increasingly popular with athletes.

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Postmates, Doordash, Instacart, Airbnb dominate Marketplace top 100

Postmates, Doordash, Instacart, Airbnb dominate Marketplace top 100

A list of top marketplace-centric companies was released today. It's called the A16Z Marketplace 100, and it ranks the top 100 companies that are marketplace startups and/or non-public companies. On top of this list are four titans - all four of them relatively new companies - followed by a fifth... Valve. The top four companies on this list account for a whopping 76 percent of consumer spend. That's a dominance we don't often see in any industry... unless we're talking about the smartphone market, of course.

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Mediterranean diet may trigger gut bacteria changes linked to longevity

Mediterranean diet may trigger gut bacteria changes linked to longevity

The Mediterranean diet, a popular eating protocol often recommended by health authorities, is the subject of a new study that evaluated its effects on cognition and aging. The results were promising -- it turns out that eating this particular diet leads to important gut bacteria changes, reducing one's risk of developing many health problems. The findings are particularly good news for the elderly.

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Plant-based diets may change gut bacteria to protect heart health

Plant-based diets may change gut bacteria to protect heart health

It's no secret that one's diet has a big impact on their gut microbiome, shaping which bacteria strains are present and their quantities. Certain bacteria have been linked with protective effects, including beneficial changes related to everything from mental health to inflammation, body weight, and even heart health. Eating a mostly plant-based diet, it turns out, may help boost the bacteria that protect heart health.

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Green tea extract may target common liver issue, but exercise is key

Green tea extract may target common liver issue, but exercise is key

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a common health problem with no single standard treatment option. If allowed to progress unchecked, the condition may lead to liver damage, making it important to address whatever health issue resulted in the disease. Obesity is a major factor in the development of this condition, which may be reduced by combining exercise with commonly available green tea extracts.

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Compound found in some vegetables may treat common liver disease

Compound found in some vegetables may treat common liver disease

A naturally occurring compound found in some vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli has been found to help treat a common liver condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In addition to helping people who are already suffering from this condition, the study, which comes from Texas A&M AgriLife Research, found that this same compound may help prevent the condition altogether.

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Study finds diet tweak may calm down an overactive immune system

Study finds diet tweak may calm down an overactive immune system

A new study has found that a relatively simple diet tweak may help protect high-risk individuals from the harmful inflammatory response caused by an over-active immune system. Though it didn't prevent the condition, the study found that eliminating certain foods could potentially slow the onset and progression of autoimmune disorders, which range from things like psoriasis all the way to deadly conditions like multiple sclerosis.

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Palforzia, the first peanut allergy treatment, finally gets FDA approval

Palforzia, the first peanut allergy treatment, finally gets FDA approval

A few months after the FDA announced a major step toward the eventual approval of a peanut allergy treatment, the big day has finally arrived. Aimmune Therapeutics has announced that its Palforzia peanut allergy treatment has received FDA approval for patients ages four through 17. Before you get too excited, though, take note: this treatment is meant to help protect allergy sufferers who are accidentally exposed to peanuts. It doesn't get rid of the allergy.

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Psychedelic benefits after single dose may persist for years

Psychedelic benefits after single dose may persist for years

It's no secret that psychedelics have helped many people who suffer from depression and anxiety, though the substances aren't without risk. The promising benefits have paved the way for renewed research into psychedelics and the ways they may help people who haven't responded well to other, more traditional treatments. The latest research on this topic has found that benefits from a single dose may persist for many years.

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Another study finds eating several eggs a week isn’t unhealthy

Another study finds eating several eggs a week isn’t unhealthy

Eggs, despite their low cost and versatility, remain a controversial element in many diets. Concerns have persisted over how many eggs can be safely consumed a week, including by people who suffer from or who are at risk of heart problems. The latest study on this topic comes from McMaster University where researchers found that eating as many as one egg per day may not put one's health at risk.

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