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Boost weight loss by taking 2-week dieting breaks, says study

Men who took 2-week breaks from a calorie-restricted diet lost more weight than those who dieted continuously, new research reveals.

Why is my poop orange? Causes and treatment

If person's stool is an unusual color, it may indicate that there is an underlying health problem. In this article, we look at the causes of orange poop.

How to increase red blood cells: Foods to eat and lifestyle changes

A low red blood cell count can cause fatigue and weakness. One of the easiest ways to ensure a healthy red blood cell count is through a nutritious diet.

Too much salt could increase diabetes risk

A high sodium intake (usually from salt) can significantly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, a study suggests.

Why beetroot turns poop and pee red

Beetroot is widely hailed for its healthful properties. But some people find their next restroom visit a colorful experience: red poop and pee await them.

Vitamin B-3 deficiency: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Vitamin B-3 is important for a healthy body. We look at the causes of vitamin B-3 deficiency, its symptoms, how to get more B-3, and when to see a doctor.

Fewer calories may increase lifespan, but how?

New research uncovers an epigenetic mechanism that might explain why restricted calorie intake has been associated with increased longevity.

Why chocolate is good for your gut

Chocolate is a favorite snack of choice for many. Find out how it can influence your gut flora, keeping potentially harmful inflammation at bay.

Gut flora dictates how much weight we can lose

Danish researchers show that the proportion of certain bacteria in our guts influences how much weight we can lose and under what circumstances.

Maintaining healthy weight helps keep blood pressure low through life

New research shows maintaining a healthy weight throughout life - more so than four other health behaviors studied - is important to help keep blood pressure in check, according to research presented...


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