Dieters should not watch sad movies

Crying Avoid sad movies if you’re on a diet.

Movie-goers watching tear jerking films ate up to 55pc more popcorn in a study by the Cornell Food and Brand Lab.

They ate 28pc more popcorn watching the tragedy Love Story than when watching the comedy Sweet Home Alabama. Continue reading

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Eat oysters to avoid inflammation

oysters

oysters

Eat oysters to avoid zinc deficiency which can reduce the body’s power to fight inflammation.

Scientists now believe lack of sufficient levels of zinc may play a role in chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

“When you take away zinc, the cells that control inflammation appear to activate and respond differently; this causes the cells to promote more inflammation,” said Emily Ho, a professor and director of the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health. Continue reading

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Sunshine vitamin combats diabetes

vitaminsPeople with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to suffer from diabetes regardless of how much they weigh.

Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and maintain bone and muscle health.

The skin produces the vitamin naturally after exposure to sunlight.

People also absorb small amounts through foods like fortified milk. Continue reading

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Water fluoridation linked to thyroid problems

tap water

tap water

High levels of water fluoridation have been linked to a 30pc increase in rates of underactive thyroid in England.

The findings have prompted the researchers to call for a rethink of public health policy to fluoridate the water supply in a bid to protect dental health. Continue reading

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Sleeping long hours can increase stroke risk

Sweet dreamsSleep gives the body time to recover but sleeping more than eight hours a day could increase the risk of stroke.

This risk doubles for older people who persistently sleep longer than average. Continue reading

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