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WHO recommends stronger policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing

WHO has released a new guideline on policies to protect children from the harmful effects of food marketing. The guideline recommends countries implement comprehensive mandatory policies to protect children of all ages from the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages that are high in saturated fatty acids, trans-fatty acids, free sugars and/or salt (HFSS). More […]

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Study shows nut consumption boosts memory and brain health in seniors

A recent study published in Clinical Nutrition evaluated the long-term effects of the consumption of different nuts on brain vascular function and cognitive performance. Study: Longer-term mixed nut consumption improves brain vascular function and memory: a randomized, controlled crossover trial in older adults. Image Credit: umaruchan4678 / Shutterstock.com The health benefits of nuts Nutritional interventions

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Opinions | Today’s Opinions: Healthy eating, Memorial Day, Paris Olympics

Comment on this storyComments You’re reading the Today’s Opinions newsletter. Sign up to get it in your inbox. An apple a day keeps the discord away Several years ago, when Gwyneth Paltrow tried to show how people on low incomes can still eat healthily, she was roasted online for posting a $29 grocery haul that

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Dietary recommendations for cardiovascular health challenged by new evidence on saturated fatty acids’ effects on LDL-C and Lp(a) levels

A recent perspective piece published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition discussed current dietary recommendations to reduce the intake of saturated fatty acids and modulate the risk of cardiovascular disease while highlighting the impact of lower saturated fatty acid intake on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and lipoprotein A. Study: Lipoprotein(a) and Diet – A

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Itchy Eyes? How to Tell if it’s the Arcturus COVID Strain or Allergies

​This month federal health organizations released an additional booster vaccine to individuals at greatest risk for COVID-19 as doctors and scientists are closely monitoring the new Arcturus variant of COVID or XBB.1.16. The Arcturus strain can present with a new symptom – conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is irritation of the eye and the eyelid – oftentimes associated

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Alberta health-care workers protest staffing issues

Health-care workers rallied in downtown Edmonton on Tuesday to protest ongoing staffing shortages. Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) leaders gathered at the Queen Elizabeth II building on the legislature grounds to call on the province to hire more health-care workers. “Without meaningful actions to hire, recruit and retain staff in Alberta’s public health care

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The Diet Strategy Proven To Slow Aging in Healthy Adults

Caloric restriction has been shown to slow aging in a groundbreaking study, with effects similar to smoking cessation interventions. The CALERIE™ trial found a 2-3% slowing in aging pace in healthy adults, suggesting that slowing human aging may be possible through interventions such as intermittent fasting or time-restricted eating. Calorie restriction, a proven intervention to

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Man, 109, Drives Car Every Day, Offers Tips For Healthy Long Life

At 109 years old, Vincent Dransfield still zipped around town in his car every day, buying lunch, running errands and shopping for groceries. He lives independently in his own house in Little Falls, New Jersey, where he has lived since 1945. The centenarian requires no help navigating between the home’s main floor, his bedroom upstairs

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Cold Is Beneficial for Healthy Aging

Summary: In models of ALS and Huntington’s disease, exposure to cold temperatures actively removes protein clumps, thereby preventing protein aggregation. Source: University of Cologne Cold activates a cellular cleansing mechanism that breaks down harmful protein aggregations responsible for various diseases associated with aging. In recent years, studies on different model organisms have already shown that

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