Side dishes made with colorful vegetables are a holiday staple for many.
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The turkey doesn’t have to be the star this Thanksgiving. Vegetable side dishes are packed with nutrients − depending on how you prepare them, they can help keep you energized this holiday season.
Step counts have an inconsistent relationship with weight loss.
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Reduction in physical activity over the last few decades is one of the main culprits in rising obesity rates.
Tracing isotopes of carbon inside amino acid molecules has revealed the ‘metabolic fingerprints’ of how different animals store and use energy.
A quick energy source or a temporary relief from discomfort? Here’s what drives our food preferences when we’re sick.
Evidence suggests late-night eating can be bad for our health.
Obesity is out and ‘adipose-based chronic disease’ is in, according to a recent paper. But a name change alone won’t fix entrenched stigma.
There isn’t a debate, however, on the health benefits of regular exercise.
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Some researchers assert that the body responds to exercise by burning fewer calories when you’re not working out. Regardless of its effects on weight loss, exercise provides many health benefits.
Whole foods like unprocessed fruits, vegetables and grains are typically high in fiber.
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Many processed foods strip carbs of their natural fibers. Eating foods with an ideal total carbohydrate-to-fiber ratio can help with weight management and improve overall health.
The diet industry’s reliance on the ‘calories in, calories out’ concept is why society blames people for being overweight. But it’s a myth.
Tolerant bacteria are dormant until an antibiotic threat has passed, then reemerge to conduct business as usual.
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Antibiotic resistance has contributed to millions of deaths worldwide. Research suggests that any bacteria can develop antibiotic tolerance, and possibly resistance, when pushed to their limits.
Blood carries oxygen and vital nutrients to the brain.
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Neuroscientists have typically thought of energy supply to the brain as demand-based. A supply-limited view offers another perspective toward aging and why multitasking can be difficult.
If you think your medicine may be contributing to overheating, it’s very important you keep taking your medicine. Discuss your symptoms with your pharmacist or doctor.
People may use ‘mass gainer’ shakes during the bulking phase to help build muscle.
Though the method is popular, it may come with some risks if done improperly.
Mosquitoes need to feed on blood in order to reproduce. But how do they choose whom to feed on?
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Mosquitoes can track down potential hosts using the CO2 released by humans’ metabolic processes, a medical entomologist explains.
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A new theory linking metabolism and size shows how evolution, not physics, is the driving force behind many of life’s patterns.
Syncing your circadian rhythm to a natural light-dark cycle could improve your health and well-being.
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Your body follows a circadian rhythm that influences everything from how well your medications work to the best time for exercise.
Intermittent fasting could have an array of health benefits, but as of yet there are no long-term studies into its effects.
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Proponents of intermittent fasting say the clock can help you win the battle of the bulge. But the science behind it is a little more complicated.
Metabolic conditions like obesity and diabetes can influence how cancer develops and responds to treatment.
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Fat cells and cancer cells talk to each other. Specialists in both systems can do the same.
When not hibernating, ground squirrels need to feast to store energy.
Months not eating or moving don’t result in muscle wasting and loss of function for animals that hibernate. New research found gut microbes help their hosts hold onto and use nitrogen to build proteins.
A diet high in sugary foods can affect brain development in children.
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Kids often crave processed sugary foods. But research shows that consuming too many treats during childhood and adolescence may lead to behavioral and emotional problems.