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Caffeine and your Brain

Caffeine and your Brain

Red Bull was one of the first "energy" drinks on the market, laden with caffeine at 80mg of caffeine per 250mL can, about the amount found in a strong cup of coffee. Other caffeine sources are tea and anything with guarana. There is a small amount of caffeine in cocoa and chocolate too.

That morning kick

Caffeinated drinks are the most popular way to start the day in the Western world...

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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

When was the last time you were on a fast, eating a lot less than normal? The time you had the flu? That medical procedure that required a 12 hour fast, but delays extended it to 16 hours? Not much choice there, but have you ever deliberately chosen not to eat? Well, a few readers are hearing about the concept of occasional or intermittent fasting (IF) for good health and a long life. One big fan ...

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Can you eat yogurt on an empty stomach?

I received a question from Elaine.B on yogurt:

"I came across an article in the health section of the Chinese Singtao weekly newspaper regarding the negative impacts of eating yoghurt on an empty stomach. In a nutshell, the article talks about Taiwanese females often eating yoghurt instead of a proper meal as a way of weight loss. And the gastro doctor says that due to the acidic nature of y...

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Multivitamins and Breast Cancer

Multivitamins and Breast Cancer

The multivitamin pill is a favourite supplement of people who are "well and would like to stay that way". They are usually taken as insurance so they know they are getting all the main nutrients each day.

Big study hints at problem

Vitamins and minerals are found in a range of foods so they are considered "natural", but taking large doses in a tablet form is quite unnatural...

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Alcohol and Bone Health

Alcohol and Bone Health

Toast to your bones

For over a decade you have heard stories about alcohol, especially red wine, being good for your health, seemingly reducing the chance of getting heart disease or dementia. Could that wine with dinner or a beer after work be doing wonders for your bones too?

1-2 drinks a day

Yes, according to a study of 1200 men and 1500 women by the Research Centre on Aging at Tufts Unive...

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