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Vitamins and supplements for increased blood flow
Although there is little robust research to support the claims of their effectiveness, some vitamins may help increase blood flow. Learn about them here. (Medical News Today)

Paleo diet may be bad for heart health
Researchers have uncovered fresh evidence that following a Paleo diet may place heart health at risk, and they identify a possible source of the threat. (Medical News Today)

Plant-based diets tied to 23% lower diabetes risk
A large review and meta-analysis concludes that consistently following a healthful, plant-based diet may significantly reduce a person's diabetes risk. (Medical News Today)

Top 10 evidence based supplements for anxiety
Previous research has shown that some natural supplements — including vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and herbal remedies such as valerian and chamomile — can help relieve the symptoms of anxiety. We explore the evidence for these supplements here. (Medical News Today)

How an omega-6 fatty acid may keep heart disease at bay
New research in mouse cells sheds light on some mechanisms that help explain how dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, an omega-6, prevents atherosclerosis. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about berberine
Berberine is a naturally occurring compound in plants such as goldenseal, Oregon grape, and tree turmeric. By making changes within the body’s cells, it may help treat conditions such as high blood pressure, inflammation, and cancer. Learn more about berberine, including side effects and how to use it, here. (Medical News Today)

'Simply seeing green spaces' may help reduce cravings
Access to a view of greenery from the comfort of your home reduces the frequency and intensity of cravings for alcohol, unhealthful food, and tobacco. (Medical News Today)

How diet quality affects the colon's microbiome
New research has now examined the bacterial composition of the colonic mucosa of individuals who follow low and high quality diets. (Medical News Today)

What is bile acid malabsorption?
Bile acid malabsorption is a condition in which the body does not reabsorb enough bile acid, leading to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Are crickets and other creepy crawlies the new superfood?
Researchers now show that crickets and other insects pack a very high antioxidant content, which could make them top contenders as super-nutritious foods. (Medical News Today)

Why even slim people may benefit from calorie restriction
New research reveals the cardiometabolic benefits that a small reduction in calorie intake can have on people who are not overweight or obese. (Medical News Today)

What can cause abdominal pain and constipation?
Abdominal pain and constipation often result from dietary and lifestyle factors and usually respond well to home treatment. However, abdominal pain and constipation can sometimes also be symptoms of an underlying medical condition. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Top 13 high potassium foods
Potassium is a nutrient that is key to good heart health. In this article, learn about the best high potassium foods that people can eat. (Medical News Today)

Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, may raise cancer risk
New research finds a link between consuming sugary drinks, including fruit juices with no added sugar, and the risk of overall cancer and breast cancer. (Medical News Today)

How many calories do eggs contain?
Eggs are rich in protein, calcium, and potassium, among other vital nutrients. In this article, learn how many calories an egg contains, as well as the risks and benefits of eating eggs. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: Weight loss surgery
My name is Jenny Marshall. This is the story of my lifelong struggle with obesity, and how weight loss surgery changed my life forever. (Medical News Today)

How crushed eggshells could help repair bone damage
In an effort to find better ways of supporting bone growth for transplants, a study in vitro and in vivo has turned to an unusual material: eggshells. (Medical News Today)

These diets and supplements may not really protect the heart
Do common dietary interventions and nutritional supplements really help protect against cardiovascular events? A new meta-analysis answers in the negative. (Medical News Today)

Pro-obesity environment and genes could explain big rise in body weight
While genes can raise obesity risk, they interact with environment to drive up BMI, with environment likely contributing more, Norwegian study suggests. (Medical News Today)

Spinach supplement may increase muscle strength
New research finds that a dietary supplement comprising spinach extract can significantly increase athletic performance and muscle strength. (Medical News Today)

Glycemic index: Everything you need to know
The glycemic index (GI) scores foods according to how quickly they raise blood sugar. This scoring system can help people with conditions such as diabetes make positive dietary choices. Learn more about GI, including about low and high GI foods, in this article. (Medical News Today)

Very low levels of 'bad' cholesterol may raise stroke risk
New research in a large sample of participants finds that too little low-density lipoprotein cholesterol correlates with a higher risk of bleeding stroke. (Medical News Today)

Is fungal or animal protein better for building muscle?
A small new study suggests that fungus-derived protein present in some meat replacement products may be better for building muscles than animal protein. (Medical News Today)

Best anti-cancer supplements
Anti-cancer supplements can include vitamin tablets and herbal extracts. However, while supplements may help to reduce a person’s risk of developing cancer or support the body during cancer treatment, no supplement can replace standard cancer therapies. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

New food supplement made from bacteria fights metabolic syndrome
A new study finds that taking Akkermansia bacteria in pasteurized form as a food supplement improves metabolic parameters in people with prediabetes. (Medical News Today)

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