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Scientists: Probiotics Are Quite Useless

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4 Cooking Mistakes That Make You Gain Weight

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Each Year 1 In 6 Americans Get Sick From Eating Contaminated Food

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A group of scientists in Israel claim foods that are packed with good bacteria – called probiotics – are almost useless. Their study is among the most detailed analyses of what happens when we consume probiotics. They are seen as healthy and good for the gut, but the results found they had little or no effect …

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FDA study gets to the heart of expired medicine and safety The big question is, do pills expire? With a splitting headache, you reach into your medicine cabinet for some aspirin only to find the stamped expiration date on the medicine bottle is more than a year out of date. So, does medicine expire? Do …

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Cooking at home seems like a far healthier option than dining out, right? Maybe not. A recent study found that the more time middle-aged women spent cooking at home, the more likely they were to suffer from metabolic syndrome. The reason for the finding may be that the study didn’t identify exactly what the women …

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CDC Reports 1 in 6 Get Sick from Foodborne Illnesses Each Year. About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s 48 millions harmed by contaminated food. There were 122 food …

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Avocados are versatile, trendy and delicious, but could they also be the key to weight loss? That’s what one Loma Linda University doctor believes, and he’s willing to pay volunteers $300 to eat an avocado a day in order to prove it. Although the study has not yet concluded, experts suggest his hypothesis may not be that far-fetched. …

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Tess Holliday, a 5-foot-3 plus-size model, fat-positive advocate, and tatted mother of two, is anything but conventional when it comes to her life and career. Despite that — or maybe because of it — she’s making history as a Cosmo girl. In a tweet on Wednesday, Holliday announced her upcoming cover photo for Cosmopolitan U.K.’s …

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For years now, dieticians and weight loss experts have touted the benefits of intermittent fasting for its body fat-burning qualities. First there was the revolutionary 5:2 diet, which involved eating normally for five days of the week, before restricting calories for the other two. Since, there have been similar iterations such as the 4:3 diet, …

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New research suggests that low-carb diets may not be the best way to achieve long-term health. Research presented Tuesday at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Germany found that diets very low in carbohydrates may raise individuals’ risks of premature death over time. “The message seems to be clear,” wrote study co-author Maciej Banach, president …

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Changing the time you eat your meals could be key to reducing body fat, a new report claims. According to a 10-week study into “time-restricted feeding” led by the University of Surrey, meal times can have a significant impact on body composition. Unlike other studies into this particular type of intermittent fasting, participants were not …

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For most people trying to lose weight, it’s a struggle. It takes more than good intentions and a lot of will power. One reason is that in order to lose weight, we are, in a way, fighting our own biology. As we lose weight, the body adapts to resist it by lowering the resting metabolic …

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