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Eating to Support a Healthy Immune System

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The Immune SystemProper nutrition is necessary to fed our intricate immune system and keep it at its optimal level. While many of the required nutrients can be found in fruits and vegetables we consume, research indicates that a combination vitamin and mineral supplement offering a complete array of nutrients may provide the most benefits to the immune system. This is because nutrients generally work together rather than in isolation and we may not consume the full range of the required nutrients in our daily meals.

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The Antioxidizing Effect of Almond

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Almond is one of the nuts that catches scientist eyes.

Eating almond can lower two level of bio marker for oxidative pressure effect in a group of 27 men and women volunteers who have high level of cholesterol.

The finding was found in a study conducted by scientists funded by Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States (US), Almond Board of California and a Canadian research funding body.

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Stroke Signals: Knowing Early Signs of Stroke Can Save Lives

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Many people are ignoring an important early warning signal of a stroke, says the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A study published in the medical journal Neurology found that 10% to 20% of individuals who experience mini-strokes or transient ischemic attacks (TIA) will have a full-blown stroke within three months.

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Sleep-deprived Can Increase Body Weight

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A group of researchers from United States try to challenge the perception which states sleep less causing individual loose weight easily when claiming that the practice can instead add to one’s body weight.

Since years long, body weight expert stress the interest of taking low calorie food and getting enough exercise.

However, University of Chicago’s new research has shown the third factor to control weight – get enough sleep at night.

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Children’s Physical Activity Drops

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Physical activity levels dropped sharply in a large group of American children between ages 9 and 15, according to a new study. By the age of 15, most failed to reach the daily recommended activity level.

A lack of physical activity in childhood raises the risk for obesity and the many health problems it can contribute to later in life, including heart disease and diabetes. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that children and teens get at least 60 minutes of physical activity on most, if not all, days.

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