What you should know about dehydration

Dehydration occurs when more water and fluids leave the body than enter it. Even low levels of dehydration can cause headaches, lethargy, and constipation.

Water depletion
Dehydration is easy to remedy but can be serious if left unchecked.

The human body is roughly 75 percent water. Without this water, it cannot survive. Water is found inside cells, within blood vessels, and between cells.

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11 Health Benefits of Black Tea that You Didn’t Know About

Have you ever heard people criticizing your choices in having caffeinated drinks like tea and coffee? Though over-indulging in anything will have negative consequences, having an extra cup of black tea might not be as bad as you might have imagined.

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Can fat be good for you?

french fries
French fries (and other fried foods) are common sources of trans fats.

Fried foods, such as French fries, doughnuts, pies, pastries, biscuits, pizza dough, cookies, crackers, stick margarines, shortenings, packaged foods, fast foods, and many other baked foods.

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Metabolic syndrome: What you need to know

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A doctor will consider a range of factors before diagnosing metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome refers to a set of disease risk factors that appear to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. It is also known as insulin resistance syndrome. 

The syndrome is not a specific condition, but it groups together a set of risk factors that have been linked to a higher chance of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

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Fermented soy products may reduce mortality risk

Miso soup contains fermented soy.

A new large-scale study carried out in Japan concludes that fermented soy products, as opposed to those with unfermented soy, might reduce mortality risk. However, the study is observational, and there are limitations.

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Weight gain during period: What to know

a woman wondering if she will gain weight during her period.
The menstrual cycle may cause appetite changes.

Hormone levels fluctuate throughout the 28-day menstrual cycle. These changes can affect a person’s appetite and may also lead to fluid retention. Both factors can lead to perceived or actual weight gain around the time of a period.

This article describes why a person may gain weight during a period, and how to prevent it. We also outline ways to help avoid weight gain during a period.

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Neurodegenerative disease: Restricting eating times may boost life quality

clock with fruits and vegetables
Researchers suggest that restricting eating times may benefit people with Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Eating meals at the same time each day may be an effective way to improve quality of life for individuals with neurodegenerative disorders, a new study suggests.

In a study conducted on mice with Huntington’s disease, researchers discovered that restricting feeding time to the same 6-hour period every day for 3 months led to improvements in sleep quality and motor skills.

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How do fruit and veg reduce colorectal cancer risk?

Selection of berries
A recent study delves into flavonoids, which occur in a range of fruit and veg.

A study initially investigating aspirin as a preventive treatment for colorectal cancer coincidentally uncovered a mechanism that might explain how fruit and vegetables reduce the risk of developing this disease.

Worldwide, more than 1 million people receive a diagnosis of colorectal cancer each year. It is also the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States.

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Plant-based diet may prevent cognitive decline

senior woman eating vegetables
Eating a plant-based diet in midlife may prevent later cognitive decline.

New research finds that following a diet rich in plant-based foods and low in animal products during midlife is associated with a significantly lower risk of cognitive impairment later in life.

According to the latest estimates from the United Nations, there are currently 137 millionpeople over the age of 80 worldwide. Experts expect this number to triple by 2050, reaching 425 million.

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Can fish oils and omega-3 oils benefit our health?

Oily fish is a good source of omega-3 oil, but what are the benefits?
Oily fish is a good source of omega-3 oil, but what are the benefits?

Here are some key points about fish oils. More supporting information is in the main article.

  • Fish oils contain omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and D.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils may protect the heart and offer other health benefits, but research results have been mixed.
  • Eating fish is a better way of getting fish oil or omega 3 than taking supplements.

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