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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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Bloodshot eyes, discolored skin, and an increased risk of diseases await those who don’t get enough sleep, as this terrifying infographic from The Huffington Post illustrates. It’s generally recommended that people sleep for seven to nine hours a night, but nearly 40% of Americans get less than that. And the effects of sleep loss can kick in …

Why does coffee taste bitter? Why are lemons sour? you’ll love these graphics explaining the chemistry of food. Literally everything around us is made up of chemicals. That includes all foods. And the different kinds of chemicals they contain give the stuff we eat their flavors, colors, and smells. On the blog Compound Interest, a chemist and …

A Gallup study has found that the Huntington-Ashland-Ironton metropolitan area is the most obese community in the U.S. The Gallp-Healthways Well-Being Index found that 39.5% of the adult population of the area, which straddles West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, are overweight. Other problem communities are McAllen-Edinburg-Mission (38.3%), Tx., and the Hagerstown-Martinsburg metropolitan area (36.7%) in …

In recent years, sugar – more so than fat – has been receiving the bulk of the blame for our deteriorating health. Most of us know we consume more sugar than we should. Let’s be honest, it’s hard not to. The (new) bad news is that sugar does more damage to our bodies than we …

Scientists have found a very unusual potential cancer-fighting technique: nanoparticles that carry curry into cancer cells. Specifically the particles were filled with curcumin, a compound found in curry. The research by scientists from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Austria was published in the Journal of Nanobiotechnology on Dec. 6. Curcumin comes from the …

Conventional wisdom says that eating breakfast is key to weight loss. It turns out that conventional wisdom is wrong. There are plenty of things making Americans fat–everything from driving to work to the kind of bacteria found in our bodies. EDITOR’S NOTE We’ve compiled an entirely unscientific list of reasons why you–and everyone else–is fat, including: diet soda, driving, your mom, your job, your …

Let’s face it — not all of us eat healthy all the time, and on top of that, we tend to take in alcohol and other toxins with our diets. Can a colonic come to the rescue? Let’s face it — not all of us eat healthy all the time, and on top of that, …

If you think low-calorie means healthy, you might want to read this. Women seem to be almost innately programmed to check the calorie content of every food — after all, we’ve always heard that weight loss (or maintenance) is all about calories in versus calories out. But to look and feel your best, there are …

Findings of research on mice could mean re-colonising obese people’s guts with healthy, lean-triggering bacteria could help them lose weight Bacteria growing naturally in the human gut could be playing a decisive role in determining whether someone becomes overweight or obese Rex Features Bacteria growing naturally in the human gut could be playing a decisive …

Findings of research on mice could mean re-colonising obese people’s guts with healthy, lean-triggering bacteria could help them lose weight Bacteria growing naturally in the human gut could be playing a decisive role in determining whether someone becomes overweight or obese Rex Features Bacteria growing naturally in the human gut could be playing a decisive …