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Skipping breakfast even once a week might increase risk of diabetes

Skipping breakfast even once a week might increase risk of diabetes

Health
Many people consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day, and perhaps that's for good reason. Skipping it might increase your type 2 diabetes risk, according to a new review of several studies. After looking at a total of six studies involving over 96,000 people — 5,000 of whom had already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes — German researchers found that skipping breakfast for just one day of the week was associated with a 6 percent higher risk of developing diabetes. However, the risk went up with each additional day, peaking at a 55 percent higher risk of diabetes after skipping breakfast for four to five days each week. Breakfast is meant to “break the fast” after a night of sleep, registered dietitian Dalina Soto told ABC News. When you eat b...
9 Keto Christmas Cookie Recipes Even Santa Will Love

9 Keto Christmas Cookie Recipes Even Santa Will Love

Health
Santa Claus is comin’ to town, and you know what that means: Christmas cookies. While traditional holiday cookies are loaded with carbs, you can make low-carb, sugar-free batches that taste just as scrumptious as the cookies you grew up eating. Check out these nine delicious keto-friendly cookie recipes below, and have a very merry low-carb Christmas! RELATED: 13 Keto Pumpkin Dessert Recipes for Fall Chocolate peppermint stars Placing a star on top of the tree is a holiday tradition, and so is baking star-shaped cookies. You won't believe these chocolate and iced cookies by&...
Atlantic salmon use magnetic fields to navigate, even when landlocked

Atlantic salmon use magnetic fields to navigate, even when landlocked

Science
Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Even when landlocked for several generations, Atlantic salmon can sense magnetic fields and use them to navigate, according to new research. Previous studies have documented Pacific salmon's ability to sense magnetic fields. To test whether Atlantic salmon also use Earth's magnetic field to navigate, scientists designed a series of fish pins, each with differently oriented magnetic fields. Researchers replicated the Earth's magnetic field using copper-coated wooden coils. The experimental fish pins were installed in Oregon's Hosmer Lake, where Atlantic salmon, originally transplanted from Maine, have been living living for 60 years. Scientists observed the behavior of 1,150 juvenile Atlantic salmon inside the pins. "We wanted to see how Atlantic salmon would respond if we...
Yoghurts (even organic ones) 'full of sugar'

Yoghurts (even organic ones) 'full of sugar'

Health
Many yoghurts are full of sugar and the public should not be lulled into thinking they are eating healthy products, researchers say.The conclusion comes after a study of almost 900 yoghurts on sale in UK supermarkets.The research found that organic yoghurts were among the most sugary types.Only natural and Greek-style yoghurts could be classed as low in sugar.The study comes as government health officials are encouraging manufacturers to reduce the amount of sugar consumed by the public.Yoghurts have been identified as one of the food types on which Public Health England wants to see progress.This research was undertaken shortly after the launch of the sugar-reduction programme. Unsurprisingly, yoghurt desserts contained ...
Kratom Tea Is Being Used to Treat Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Even Opiate Withdrawal—but Is It Safe and Effective?

Kratom Tea Is Being Used to Treat Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Even Opiate Withdrawal—but Is It Safe and Effective?

Health
What is Kratom tea? This buzzy tea is made from the leaves of the kratom tree, which is native to Southeast Asia. Kratom is thought to act as a stimulant in smaller doses. In larger amounts, it has a sedative effect. Some people even use kratom to ease symptoms of opiate withdrawal. It's marketed as a "natural high" and is illegal in many countries. Kratom tea has also been in the news lately because a Florida mother recently filed a lawsuit claiming that her daughter suffered permanent brain damage due to her kratom tea habit. And the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that they sent warning letters to two sellers of kratom tea for making health claims that are not supported by research. ...