If you’re trying to lose weight, pay attention to the speed at which you eat food

If you’re trying to lose weight, pay attention to the speed at which you eat food

If you’re always the last person on a table to finish their food, take heart. People who eat slowly are less likely to become obese or develop metabolic syndrome, a cluster of heart disease, diabetes and stroke risk factors, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. Metabolic syndrome occurs when someone has any of three risk factors that include abdominal obesity, high fasting blood sugar, high blood pressure, high triglycerides and/or…

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Getting a dog may save your life, especially if you’re single

Getting a dog may save your life, especially if you’re single

Dog owners, there is some good news for you! A recent study shows that dog owners have a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease or other causes. A team of Swedish scientists used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health. The goal was to determine whether dog owners had a different risk of cardiovascular disease and death than non-dog owners. PhD student at the Department of Medical Sciences and the Science for Life…

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Iron deficiency: Signs you’re not getting enough of this important mineral

Iron deficiency: Signs you’re not getting enough of this important mineral

Iron deficiency is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world. Yet in the UK, 45% of people say they don’t know enough about an irondeficiency or how to know if they are deficient. In fact, 40% say they don’t know what their own iron levels are. Here, the experts at Active Iron provide a roundup of seven signs you may have an iron deficiency plus four lifestyle choices that can rob you of iron – and some of them may surprise you! 1. You’re exhausted Iron is essential…

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Meet the frockers if you’re fascinated by fashion

Meet the frockers if you’re fascinated by fashion

Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway star in The Devil Wears Prada. DO MOVIES like September Issue and The Devil Wears Prada intrigue you? If you like fashion films and documentaries on designers then Frock Club – a group that goes behind the scenes to learn more about the fickle, fast-paced world of fashion – has something to offer. Local freelance pattern engineer Ruth Povall started Frock Club to educate people about the fashion industry, and hosts concerns about the sustainability of fast fashion, the decline of quality hand-made fashion in…

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​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

In a surprise finding, a team of Harvard University researchers has found that elderly patients treated by female physiciansare less likely to die within 30 days of admission, or to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, than those cared for by male physicians. The study, published online in JAMA Internal Medicine, indicated that potential differences in practice patterns between male and female physicians may have important clinical implications. “The difference in mortality rates surprised us. The gender of the physician appears to be particularly significant for the sickest patients,”…

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12 potential reasons you’re having heart palpitations

12 potential reasons you’re having heart palpitations

 (champja) If you’ve ever experienced a heart palpitation, you know that the feeling of having a fast, fluttering, or pounding heart is scary, to say the least. But despite the freakiness, experts say heart palpitations happen pretty often—and they’re usually not dangerous or a sign of your impending doom. “They’re very common,” Malissa Wood, M.D., co-director of the Corrigan Women’s Heart Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, tells SELF. “Most people will have palpitations at some point in their lives, even if [the palpitations] are short-lived.” Nicole Weinberg, M.D., a…

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​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

​You’re likely to live longer if your doctor is a woman

In a surprise finding, a team of Harvard University researchers has found that elderly patients treated by female physiciansare less likely to die within 30 days of admission, or to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, than those cared for by male physicians. The study, published online in JAMA Internal Medicine, indicated that potential differences in practice patterns between male and female physicians may have important clinical implications. “The difference in mortality rates surprised us. The gender of the physician appears to be particularly significant for the sickest patients,”…

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How You’re Making Healthy Food Unhealthy

How You’re Making Healthy Food Unhealthy

In your quest to get ripped and muscular, you make sure to take the time to carefully prepare your meals as healthily as possible. You know that what you put in your body on a daily basis will have an incredible impact on how clearly you can see your abs, so there is absolutely no room for error. Unfortunately, many men who think they are preparing their food healthily unwittingly make healthy food unhealthy. The following are some of the biggest mistakes that you might make while preparing foods that…

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How You’re Making Healthy Food Unhealthy

How You’re Making Healthy Food Unhealthy

In your quest to get ripped and muscular, you make sure to take the time to carefully prepare your meals as healthily as possible. You know that what you put in your body on a daily basis will have an incredible impact on how clearly you can see your abs, so there is absolutely no room for error. Unfortunately, many men who think they are preparing their food healthily unwittingly make healthy food unhealthy. The following are some of the biggest mistakes that you might make while preparing foods that…

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4 foods and drinks to avoid if you’re pregnant

4 foods and drinks to avoid if you’re pregnant

Pregnant women are literally “eating for two,” and research shows that their diets impact the food preferences of their unborn children. A study conducted on rats found a positive correlation between a pregnant female’s junk food consumption, and a preference for junk food in her juvenile and adult offspring. The researchers concluded that, “maternal junk food consumption during pregnancy and lactation has functional consequences on the reward pathway of the offspring immediately postweaning,” meaning that because these offspring were exposed to junk food via the placenta or breast milk, they needed to…

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