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Bad Diet Prior To Pregnancy Can Alter A Baby’s Genes Permanently

There’s an interesting story on NPR today about a study published in Nature Magazine looking at what effects a bad diet has on babies prior to pregnancy. It found that nutritional deficiencies at the time of conception can actually alter a baby’s genes — permanently! Nutritional deficiencies right at the time of conception can alter a …

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What’s That Ticking Sound? The Male Biological Clock

Women constantly are reminded of their biological ticking-clock. On the other hand most men feel as if they have all the time in the world. A recent study has men on edge. “The incidence of bipolarity, epilepsy, prostate cancer and breast cancer also increases in children born to men approaching 40.” Many studies have shown …

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To Heal a Heart, Train Harder

Heart patients usually built up their fitness with steady workout sessions that wouldn’t provoke chest pain or any possible cardiac event.  Recent studies have proven that an intensified training session can actually strengthen and increase the patients life expectancy. “Ray Squires, program director of cardiovascular health and rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., …

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A better model for predicting weight loss?

Everyone searches for the quickest method to loss weight, unfortunately many of these provoke a metabolic deceleration. A slower metabolism means the amount of calories burned daily is reduced.  Finding the right balance between a good diet and body functions can have a better and lasting outcome then those quick weight loss plans. “Kevin Hall …

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Estrogen found to protect women from cardiovascular disease

Researchers have found that the female sex hormone oestrogen can also benefit  women’s health.   This new information shows that this hormone helps protect  women from cardiovascular diseases. “Oestrogen manages to stop white blood cells from sticking to the inside walls of blood vessels, said the researchers, from Queen Mary, University of London.” (H/T  FIGO)

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