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Alzheimer's: Insulin Resistance of the Brain
Plaques in the brain, a signature of Alzheimer's, appear related to metabolic problems involving glucose. Blame the commercial food chain.
Early Soda Drinking Could Harm Cognitive Performance Later
Scientists were surprised to find sugary beverages harmed rat pups' mental performance. They were more surprised when they looked at why.
Walk, Don't Saunter
Walking together makes couples healthier and happier. To get the biggest health boost, however, keep up the pace -- and don't hold hands.
Vegans' Soft Spot
Vegans do better on most measures of health - cholesterol, blood sugar, weight - but bone density is not one of them. Some recommendations.
How Inflammatory Foods Harm the Immune System
Certain ingredients in packaged foods make inflammation more likely. That loads down our immune system and is bad news for overall health.
The Biggest Threat to the Hearts of Women under 55
Biomarkers in women's blood predict the risk diabetes poses to the heart. The good news is there is much you can do to prevent problems.
Fit and Fat? Not Really
Exercise is good for you, but it can't counteract the bad effects excess weight has on your body. You also need to watch what you eat.
White Fat, Brown Fat
A kind of fat cell that burns energy and improves cholesterol and glucose metabolism? As elusive as brown fat is, its benefits appear real.
Sugar Spikes during Pregnancy Bring Epigenetic Changes
The sugar spikes that come with gestational diabetes can cause epigenetic changes in unborn babies. Exercise can remove much of the risk.
Know the Sugars in Your Sugar
Not all sugar is the same. Eating some sugars stimulate our bodies to signal that we are full; others trigger a craving to eat more.
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