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Healthy Breakfasts. Dieting. The Mediterranean Diet. Medicines and Disease. Meditation. Chocolate cake breakfast could help you lose weight. "The group that consumed a bigger breakfast, including dessert, experienced few if any cravings for these foods later in the day" Professor Daniela Jakubowicz At the end those who had consumed a 600 calorie breakfast had lost an average of 40 lbs more per person than their peers.

Chocolate cake breakfast could help you lose weight

Although both groups consumed the same daily total calories - the men 1600 calories per day and the women 1400 - "the participants in the low-carbohydrate diet group had less satisfaction and felt that they were not full," said Professor Daniela Jakubowicz. Their cravings for sugars and carbohydrates were more intense and eventually caused them to cheat on the diet plan. • Chocolate: 10 health reasons you should eat more of it This also suggests that the dessert group will be more successful at keeping the weight off, said the researchers whose findings are published in journal Steroids. And breakfast is the meal that most successfully regulates ghrelin, the hormone that increases hunger, said Prof Jakubowicz. What Eating Too Much Sugar Does to Your Brain. Does sugar make you stupid? Study suggests it sabotages learning and memory.

Fructose is commonly added to processed foods such as soft drinksIt was found to hamper memory and slow brain activity By Claire Bates Published: 09:12 GMT, 16 May 2012 | Updated: 00:08 GMT, 17 May 2012 Stay off the sweet stuff: Fizzy drinks contain high amounts of fructose which slows the brain Too much sugar could be making you stupid, according to researchers.

Does sugar make you stupid? Study suggests it sabotages learning and memory

The suggestion follows tests in the laboratory comparing high-fructose corn syrup, which is six times sweeter than cane sugar and a common ingredient in processed foods, with omega-3 fatty acids, known to aid memory and learning. In an experiment on rats, one group had a sugary diet for six weeks and another was fed healthily. At the start of the study, published in the Journal of Physiology, the University of California team tested how well the rats navigated a maze – placing landmarks to help them learn the way. Six weeks later, the researchers tested the rats’ ability to recall the route. Berries Delay Memory Decline in Adults. “Among women who consumed two or more servings of strawberries and blueberries each week we saw a modest reduction in memory decline.

Berries Delay Memory Decline in Adults

This effect appears to be attainable with relatively simple dietary modifications,” said Harvard researcher Elizabeth Devore of the Channing Laboratory. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer Many of you probably knew that eating fresh berries and fruit was good for you; but how good was a question left unanswered, until now. A new study shows that a high intake of flavonoid-rich berries can delay memory decline in older women by two and a half years. Berries are good for you, that’s no secret. “What makes our study unique is the amount of data we analyzed over such a long period of time. The research team used data from the Nurses’ Health Study — a cohort of 121,700 female, registered nurses between the ages of 30 and 55 — who completed health and lifestyle questionnaires beginning in 1976. Herbs To Remove Skin Tags. Go to your kitchen and you will find a handful of easy remedies for skin tags.

Herbs To Remove Skin Tags

Dr. Katherine Lim, a dermatologist at the Arizona satellite of Minnesota's Mayo Clinic, described skin tags in a 2008 edition of Mayo's "Medical Edge Newspaper Column. " Lim says skin tags are harmless and painless but annoying and cosmetically unsightly. Half of all people over 40 report having skin tags. Check with your doctor before removing them at home. Skin care specialists at SkinTagHelp.com recommend a baking soda cure. Time to ration your rashers! Can't resist a bacon sandwich? When you've read what's really in it, you may have second thoughts.

By David Derbyshire Published: 22:41 GMT, 19 August 2012 | Updated: 19:38 GMT, 20 August 2012 There is something irresistible about the smell of fried bacon.

Time to ration your rashers! Can't resist a bacon sandwich? When you've read what's really in it, you may have second thoughts

It’s one of the delights of being a meat-eater and possibly the single most common reason why weak-willed vegetarians throw in the towel. For some, the joy of bacon lies in rashers squeezed between factory-sliced white bread and smeared with tomato ketchup. For others, it’s the crisp slice of streaky bacon on the British breakfast plate, ready to be dipped into a runny yellow yolk or a dollop of baked beans. The bacon that reaches your plate might not all be from a happy, organic pig.

Why you get the dizzies when standing up too fast. Men's Health.

Why you get the dizzies when standing up too fast

How Soft Drinks Impact Your Health. ASTHMA Sodium Benzoate, found in sodas, is used as a preservative (microbial control) in foods.

How Soft Drinks Impact Your Health

Sodium preservatives add sodium to the diet and reduce the availability of potassium. Some reported reactions to sodium benzoate include recurring urticaria (rash), asthma, and eczema Each day 11 Americans die from asthma The annual cost of asthma to the healthcare system is estimated to be nearly $18 billion DISSOLVES TOOTH ENAMEL Sugar and acid in soft drinks easily dissolve tooth enamel. When tooth decay reaches the nerve, the root, and the area at the base of the tooth, the tooth may die and, if left untreated, an abscess can develop. HEART DISEASE Most soft drinks contain high fructose corn syrup, a sweetener that's recently come under considerable scrutiny. In 2006, more than one in every four deaths was caused by heart disease. Women who drink even ONE fizzy drink a day raise their risk of stroke by 80% Daily consumption significantly raises risk of ischaemic stroke - where a clot shuts off blood supply to the brain But only a very slight increase in risk for men.

Women who drink even ONE fizzy drink a day raise their risk of stroke by 80%

Thousands miss the early warning signs of stroke. Three in four people admit they would not go to hospital if they experienced symptoms such as facial weaknessUp to 10,000 cases of strokes could be avoided in the UK each year, say researchers By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 06:32 GMT, 29 October 2012 | Updated: 11:33 GMT, 29 October 2012.

Thousands miss the early warning signs of stroke

Fat-free? How 'misleading' food labels are 'worsening obesity crisis' By Sadie Whitelocks Published: 18:11 GMT, 2 September 2013 | Updated: 15:22 GMT, 3 September 2013 Fat-free yogurt may cause greater weight gain that the full-fat kind, according to researchers behind a new $40million dollar nutrition project.

Fat-free? How 'misleading' food labels are 'worsening obesity crisis'

Gary Taubes and Dr Peter Attia of Nutrition Science Initiative, contend that the sugars and additives added to replace missing fats, drive insulin resistance - an underlying cause of obesity. They say this trend applies to all low-fat food options, from breakfast cereals to salad dressings, which many people 'wrongly' assume are healthier than the 'classic' versions. Don't be fooled by the label: Fat-free yogurt may cause greater weight gain that the full-fat kind, according to researchers behind a new multi-million dollar nutrition project Talking at Stanford University last year, Dr Attia explained: 'The [low-fat, organic], raspberry, peach, apricot [yogurt] has almost no fruit in it. Study: Sleeplessness Causes Our Mental Circuits to Overheat.

Chew Yourself a Better Brain. Before You Eat That Breakfast Sandwich, Read This. Intelligence is Overrated: What You Really Need To Succeed. "Majestically Scientific" Federal Study On BPA Has Stunning Findings: So Why Is The Media Ignoring It? How your eyes can reveal you've got high blood pressure. By Angela Epstein Published: 23:50 GMT, 12 March 2012 | Updated: 23:50 GMT, 12 March 2012 Whether it’s a lack of sleep or swimming in a chlorinated pool, it’s usually obvious why your eyes are giving you trouble. But sometimes what seems a routine annoyance could point to a deeper problem.

Here, Angela Epstein reveals the potential causes of your eye symptoms... Angela Epstein reveals the potential causes of your eye symptoms Cold sore: Viruses or localised infections can cause the eye to redden — the problem usually starts in one eye, but can spread to both. Iritis: If the eye turns a deep red and you have throbbing pain at the front, this could be iritis or anterior uveitis — inflammation of the iris, the coloured part of the eye.

Beetroot juice 'helps lower blood pressure': A glass a day can reduce it by 7%, say researchers. The effect is produced by beetroot's naturally high levels of nitrate High concentrations of nitrate are also found in celery and cabbage By Jenny Hope Published: 23:42 GMT, 15 April 2013 | Updated: 00:50 GMT, 16 April 2013 Drinking beetroot juice every day could help to lower blood pressure, say researchers. Why Asparagus Makes Your Urine Smell. If you’ve ever noticed a strange, not-entirely-pleasant scent coming from your urine after you eat asparagus, you’re definitely not alone. Distinguished thinkers as varied as Scottish mathematician and physician John Arbuthnot (who wrote in a 1731 book that “asparagus…affects the urine with a foetid smell”) and Marcel Proust (who wrote how the vegetable “transforms my chamber-pot into a flask of perfume”) have commented on the phenomenon.

Even Benjamin Franklin took note, stating in a 1781 letter to the Royal Academy of Brussels that “A few Stems of Asparagus eaten, shall give our Urine a disagreable Odour” (he was trying to convince the academy to “To discover some Drug…that shall render the natural Discharges of Wind from our Bodies, not only inoffensive, but agreable as Perfumes”—a goal that, alas, modern science has still not achieved). But modern science has, at least, shed some light on why this one particular vegetable has such an unusual and potent impact on the scent of urine. Asparagus - the trendy vegetable that also 'fights diabetes' High doses of asparagus extract had a significant effect on insulin production in tests UK consumption of asparagus is at record levels of around 8,000 tonnes a year By Pat Hagan Published: 13:47 GMT, 21 November 2012 | Updated: 17:31 GMT, 21 November 2012 Culinary cure?

Two glasses of wine a day for middle-aged adults 'makes your life better' Those who drink in moderation have score better for on index measuring dexterity, emotion, and mobility By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 02:41 GMT, 25 June 2012 | Updated: 07:14 GMT, 25 June 2012 Drinking a couple of glasses of wine each day improves your quality of life, researchers say. They found that those who drink in moderation had better scores in an index that measures factors including dexterity, emotion, mobility and the ability to understand than those who abstained completely. U.S. researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine studied 5,404 people at the age of 50, and continued to observe them over a follow-up period. Why drinking red wine helps keep pensioners steady on their feet. By Fiona Macrae. Researchers discover broccoli could suppress growth of breast cancer tumours.

Ignore the finger-waggers. You SHOULD go to work on an egg! Processed meat 'to blame for 1 in 30 deaths': Scientists say a rasher of cheap bacon a day is harmful. How PTSD took over America. In the past 30 years, post-traumatic stress disorder has gone from exotic rarity to omnipresent. Once chiefly applied to wartime veterans returning from combat, it is now a much more common diagnosis, still linked to traumatic events but now including those occurring outside the battle zone: the death of a loved one on a hospital bed, a car crash on the highway, an assault in the neighborhood park. Why you shouldn't lie-in once you're retired - too much sleep 'can bring on dementia' Is your laptop making you depressed? Bright screens at night could trigger the condition. Health community, health information, medical questions, and medical apps.

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