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Milk and other Dairy Foods May Decrease Diabetes Risk

Got milk? Drink up, say a group of French-Canadian researchers. Dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cream, cheese, and butter may play a role in helping to combat metabolic disorders such as obesity and type-2 diabetes, according to research published September 16 in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. Key Findings This cross-sectional study […]

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Ritalin’s Longterm Effects

Parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often concerned about the safety and long-term effects of medications used to help manage  ADHD symptoms. But a recent animal study by a Wake Forest Baptist research team suggests that these fears may be unfounded. In this study of juvenile monkeys, the researchers found that

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Insomnia Worsens Tinnitus

Insomnia can worsen the effect of tinnitus on physical and emotional health, according to results of a small retrospective study by a group of investigators at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. The study points to the importance of assessing and treating sleep problems in the millions of people worldwide who are living with tinnitus.

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Spices May Help Boost Metabolism and Ward Off Chronic Disease

Adding a little spice to your diet might help increase your metabolism and help ward off chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, authors of a small but intriguing study reported August 1 in the Journal of Nutrition. Men in the study who added antioxidant-rich spices to their meals experienced several metabolic benefits, including

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Popular Bodybuilding Supplement Does Not Improve Muscle Strength

A popular bodybuilding supplement does not live up to its labels’ promises of improved muscle strength and endurance, said two unrelated groups of researchers this summer. The supplement, arginine-alpha-ketoglutarate (AAKG), is widely marketed as a strength-enhancer to weight lifters and bodybuilders. For example, AAKG is supposed to “extend muscle pump, enhance muscle growth, and get

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