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Methionine restriction is responsible for effects of calorie restriction

Regulation of longevity and oxidative stress by nutritional interventions: role of methionine restriction Sanchez-Roman I, Barja G.SourceDepartment of Animal Physiology-II, Faculty of Biological Sciences,

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Harvard says time to end the low-fat myth

Fats and Cholesterol: Out with the Bad, In with the Good “Eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet” was the mantra for healthful eating for decades. Touted as a way to lose weight and prevent or control

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The weight of nations: an estimation of adult human biomass

The weight of nations: an estimation of adult human biomass BackgroundThe energy requirement of species at each trophic level in an ecological pyramid is a function of the number of organisms and their

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The case for E-cigarettes

Brad Rodu, a professor of medicine at the University of Louisville, is the foremost proponent of tobacco “harm reduction” in the world. Harm reduction refers to the fact that cigarettes are

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High carbohydrate intake nearly doubles risk of dementia / cognitive impairment

Relative intake of macronutrients impacts risk of mild cognitive impairment or dementia. High caloric intake has been associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment. Total caloric intake is

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The Prophylactic Extraction of Wisdom Teeth: A Public Health Hazard

The Prophylactic Extraction of Third Molars: A Public Health Hazard Jay W. Friedman, DDS, MPHAuthor information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ►This article has been cited by

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Skin cancer associated with lower risk of all-cause death

Skin cancer as a marker of sun exposure associates with myocardial infarction, hip fracture and death from any cause. BACKGROUND:Sun exposure is the single most important risk factor for skin cancer, but

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Exercise induces autophagy

Exercise induces autophagy in peripheral tissues and in the brain. We recently identified physical exercise as a newly defined inducer of autophagy in vivo. Exercise induced autophagy in multiple organs

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Uric acid, a biological marker of impulsivity

Impulsivity is Associated with Uric Acid: Evidence from Humans and Mice. AbstractBACKGROUND:The ability to control impulses varies greatly, and difficulty with impulse control can have severe consequences;

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Role of Low Energy Expenditure and Sitting in Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease

Role of Low Energy Expenditure and Sitting in Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease It is not uncommon for people to spend one-half of their waking day sitting, with

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Obesity takes toll on knees

This is from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: Obesity Takes Heavy Toll on Knee Arthritis SAN DIEGO — More than 14 million visits were made to physicians’ offices in 2008 by patients with

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Obesity as a Major Risk Factor for Cancer

Obesity as a Major Risk Factor for Cancer. The number of cancer cases caused by being obese is estimated to be 20% with the increased risk of malignancies being influenced by diet, weight change, and body

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