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Weighing yourself every day could prevent weight gain
New research finds that self-weighing and seeing a graphical representation of their weight changes can prompt people to lose or maintain their weight. (Medical News Today)

Can probiotics help you lose weight?
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that occur naturally in the gut. Some research suggests a link between these good bacteria and a healthy weight. Learn more about probiotics for weight loss here. (Medical News Today)

Supplements for vegans: What to know
A vegan diet can have many health benefits, but vegans may also need to take some supplements to ensure that they get all the required nutrients. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

This mechanism could be why fermented foods benefit immune health
Scientists find a cell receptor that evolved only in humans and great apes allows a bacterial byproduct of fermented foods to activate immune cells. (Medical News Today)

How a fruit compound may lower blood pressure
New research in mice and human cells finds that a fruit compound lowers blood pressure. The study also reveals the mechanism by which it does this. (Medical News Today)

What is the most healthful oil for frying?
How healthful an oil is for frying depends on when it breaks down and how long a person heats it for. Some of the more healthful oils include olive oil, avocado oil, and canola oil. Learn more about the best oils for deep frying, shallow frying, and roasting, along with other nutrition considerations, here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about beriberi
Beriberi is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a person has a severe thiamine deficiency. Learn more about the risk factors and symptoms here. (Medical News Today)

What are the best ways to stop overeating?
Overeating can lead to obesity and other health problems over time. However, people can take simple steps to control their appetite and eat more healthfully. These steps include eating slowly, checking portion sizes, and reducing stress. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to get rid of keto breath
A ketogenic diet involves eating large amounts of healthful fats and proteins. A common side effect of this diet is bad breath. Find out how to treat and reduce keto breath with home remedies here. (Medical News Today)

When is the best time to eat fruit?
Despite online claims, there is no best time of day to eat fruit. However, people can time their fruit intake to help with weight loss and managing diabetes. Here, we explore the facts and myths about when to eat fruit. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits and uses of stinging nettle?
Stinging nettle is a popular home remedy for arthritis, seasonal allergies, and many other conditions. Learn about the benefits, side effects, and research around stinging nettle here. (Medical News Today)

Health benefits of peppermint tea
Peppermint tea is a popular herbal tea that is naturally calorie- and caffeine-free. Some research has suggested that the oils in peppermint may have antibacterial and pain-relieving properties. Learn more about the health benefits of peppermint tea here. (Medical News Today)

How fasting may prevent obesity-related insulin resistance
Scientists conducted a small study of the 30-day fasting practice of Ramadan and found evidence of significant metabolic benefits. (Medical News Today)

'Mediterranean diet may protect against depression symptoms'
Research presented at the American Psychiatric Association conference finds a link between Mediterranean diets and a lower depression risk later in life. (Medical News Today)

Best 10 foods to boost metabolism
Chili peppers, protein sources, and green vegetables are among the best foods for boosting metabolism. In this article, we provide a list of the best metabolism boosting foods and other tips to increase metabolic rate. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of lemons vs. limes?
Lemons and limes have very similar health benefits and nutritional profiles. This article looks at the benefits and uses of these citrus fruits. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of cocoa butter?
Cocoa butter is a popular home remedy for skin health. In this article, we look at the evidence behind various benefits of cocoa butter and possible side effects. (Medical News Today)

What to know about fish roe
Tobiko, masago, ikura, and caviar are types of fish roe, or the eggs of a fish. They are all similar but have some nutritional differences. They can all form part of a healthful diet. Learn more about tobiko, masago, ikura, and caviar here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about detox drinks
Detox drinks do not remove toxins from the body. However, some drinks are very beneficial and can promote overall good health. Learn more about detox drinks here. (Medical News Today)

A compound in broccoli and kale helps suppress tumor growth
A compound present in broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous plants restored an underperforming tumor suppressor in a mouse model of cancer, study reveals. (Medical News Today)

Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?
A compound present in broccoli sprouts could change a chemical imbalance that characterizes the brains of people with schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: New WHO prevention guidelines evaluate 12 risk factors
The WHO have recently released a new set of guidelines around strategies for dementia prevention, in which they evaluate potential interventions. (Medical News Today)

How to tell if eggs are still good
Eggs can stay fresh for several weeks, but they do eventually spoil. Some simple ways of checking whether an egg is still good are looking at the expiration date, doing a visual inspection, and smelling the egg. The main risk of eating a bad egg is Salmonella infection. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How much coffee is too much for the heart?
In a large new study, researchers identify 'the tipping point' for consumption after which coffee can increase a person's cardiovascular risk. (Medical News Today)

Processed foods lead to weight gain, but it's about more than calories
Volunteers in a clinical trials unit ate only processed foods and put on 2 pounds within 2 weeks. Those that ate unprocessed foods lost the equivalent. (Medical News Today)

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