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A new study has shown that children fed a healthy diet at an early age may have a slightly increased IQ compared to those who eat a diet high in junk food. Dr Lisa Smithers who led the research at the University of Adelaide in Australia said that, ‚ÄúDiet supplies the nutrients needed for the […]

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Olive Oil for Bone Health

by on October 9, 2012

The Mediterranean diet is widely known to be among the healthiest in the world. Now new research is showing that in particular, the high intake of olive oil in this diet is associated with increased levels of the markers which are necessary for healthy bone formation, called osteocalcin. Men between the ages of 55 and […]

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Military research has enabled development of a wearable suit to permit walking where someone is paralyzed below the waist. The suit was developed to help soldiers to transport much larger weights on the battle field. This same technology has been redirected at the less able so they can regain a measure of independence by strapping […]

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It helps to teach at school about nutrition and exercise, says a US study. Well, no surprise there, surely? The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) together with the Boston Children’s Hostpital carried out the study which showed that considerable money could be saved by schools which adopted the “Planet Health” anti-obesity programme. It was predicted […]

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