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Blueberries Might Help Shrink Belly Fat; Boost Brain Health

A bowlful of blueberries is more than just a tasty treat; it’s also good medicine. The results of a study performed by University of Michigan researchers suggest that natural compounds in blueberries help shrink belly fat, lower cholesterol levels, and improve blood sugar regulation.(read more)

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The Skinny on Weight Loss

A Few Simple Habits Might Undermine Weight Loss

In spite of America’s obsession with thinness, women in the United States are heavier than ever.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 6 of every ten American women are overweight. If present trends continue, experts predict that almost every woman in the U.S. will be overweight by 2050. Read more »

Food for Thought

Overconsumption of Alcohol Can Shrink Your Brain

Moderate alcohol consumption might be good for your heart, but new research suggests that it doesn’t appear to offer the same protective benefits for the brain. While moderate consumption doesn’t necessarily help your brain, regularly consuming more than two drinks a day can definitely harm it.

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Nutrition Know-How
Blackberries Offer a Bounty of Benefits

A bowlful of berries makes a great snack and a delicious dessert.  Even better, recent research suggests that some varieties of berries might also serve as powerful medicines. Studies involving berries at the University of Kentucky and Ohio State University are yielding promising results. Preliminary findings indicate that blackberries and black raspberries help fight inflammation, reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer, and even ward off oxidative brain damage that can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

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News You Can Use

Cranberry Juice May Help Ward Off Urinary Tract Infections

If you’re plagued by urinary tract infections, you’re in good company. Infections of the kidney and bladder send over 8 million Americans scurrying to their doctors’ offices every year.

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