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New Study Examines The Impact of Sugar on Child's Brain Function

Oct 12, 2018 by Total Access Medical

We know eating too much added sugar is bad for your waistline and your heart health. But now some researchers say it can also have a negative effect on a child's brain function.

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Which Is Better For The Human Heart? Nut Protein or Meat Protein

Oct 08, 2018 by Total Access Medical
It has been long suspected that including nuts and seeds in the diet protects against heart and vascular disease, while red meats increase risk. A study has found that meat protein is associated with a sharp increased risk of heart disease while protein from nuts and seeds is beneficial for the human heart.
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Don't Let Your Kids Skip Breakfast

Oct 03, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Among youth, the habit of skipping breakfast is cause for concern since daily nutrient intake plays a pivotal role in growth and development. Increased demands for growth require more energy, or calories.

Research has shown that children who skip breakfast do not compensate for it by eating more later in the day. Skipping breakfast may affect the child’s academic performance as overall engagement and cognitive abilities may be compromised due to low blood glucose.

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Does Olive Oil Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease?

Aug 29, 2018 by Total Access Medical

The health benefits of olive oil are unrivaled, and research reveals more benefits nearly every day. In fact, we are only just beginning to understand the countless ways olive oil can improve our health, and our lives.

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Recent Research: Over-Cooked Starchy Foods Pose "Cancer Risk"

Aug 27, 2018 by Total Access Medical

A new warning about the health risks of eating toasted starchy foods such as browned potatoes, burnt toast and some cereals draws a link between a chemical called acrylamide and an increased risk of cancer.

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Tips To Help Prevent Unhealthy Food Cravings

Aug 22, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Americans' reliance on processed foods and snacks is undoubtedly one of the main factors driving our skyrocketing obesity and disease rates

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Limiting Sugar, Will It Help Me Lose Weight?

Aug 20, 2018 by Total Access Medical
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Your Calorie Needs, Explained

Aug 10, 2018 by Total Access Medical

A calorie is defined as the amount of heat energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by 1°C (1.8°F).

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Dieting To Treat Cancer

Aug 03, 2018 by Total Access Medical

In 2018, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die from the disease. Although a few patients diagnosed with cancer can attribute their illness to a hereditary abnormal gene, most people believe their cancer was a result of a DNA mutation possibly caused by a handful of external factors such as environmental radiation, toxins, and poor diet. However, this may not be the case, as some bouts of cancer may be linked to the manner in which cancer cells produce energy.

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Recent Research: Physical Inactivity Leads To Smaller Brain Size

Aug 01, 2018 by Total Access Medical

According to a study published in Neurology®, poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later.

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