Could Your Coffee Habit Lengthen Your Life?

  Source: HealthDay Source: Health News THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day is not only safe for most people, it might protect against heart disease or an early death, a new review suggests. The finding, which applies to so-called “moderate” …

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Want to Prevent Heart Disease? Go Nuts

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Avoiding heart disease may be a nutty idea. That’s the conclusion of a new study of more than 210,000 U.S. adults tracked for 32 years. Researchers found that those who regularly ate peanuts, walnuts, cashews and other nuts had a lower risk of …

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Eat Well, Age Well

SUNDAY, Nov. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A healthy diet may translate into a healthier old age, researchers report. The scientists followed close to 1,000 men and women in England, who were born in March 1946, throughout their adulthood. Those who ate more fruits, vegetables and whole-grain cereals — and …

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Moving Just 1 Hour a Week May Curb Depression Risk

TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Career couch potatoes, take heart: Just one hour a week of any kind of exercise may lower your long-term risk for depression, new research suggests. The finding comes from a fresh analysis of a Norwegian survey that tracked exercise habits, along with depression …

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Dog Walking a Treat for Pet and Owner Alike

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Why do people walk their dogs? A new British study suggests it’s not for the exercise. Instead, dog owners appear to like to take their pups for walks because it makes them happy. “It’s clear from our findings that dog walking is used …

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Diet Study Suggests It’s Carbs, Not Fats, That Are Bad for You

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A large, 18-country study may turn current nutritional thinking on its head. The new research suggests that it’s not the fat in your diet that’s raising your risk of premature death, it’s too many carbohydrates — especially the refined, processed kinds of carbs …

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Walking the Dog, All the Way to Better Health

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Your dog may be more than your furry companion — new research suggests it may also be an effective personal trainer. The study found that dog walking gives a significant boost to older adults’ exercise levels year-round. Researchers looked at more than 3,000 …

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Weighing Portions Adds Up to Weight Loss

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Portion control is a must when you want to lose weight. “Guesstimating” the size of a chicken breast at a restaurant or cheese cubes at a party can be a recipe for disaster, leading you to underestimate your intake by hundreds of calories …

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Walking Rates Are Key to A Country’s Obesity Levels

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People of the world, step it up! A new global study finds that countries that have large differences in walking rates among citizens have higher levels of obesity than countries that don’t see such a spread, a new study finds. It included 717,000 …

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What Is ‘Moderate’ Exercise Anyway?

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — You’ve probably heard the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s recommendation for most adults to get 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days to stay fit. But what exactly is moderate? And how do you know if you’re working hard or hardly working? …

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