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How (and why) to ‘green’ your Mediterranean diet

How (and why) to ‘green’ your Mediterranean diet

An 18-month trial, published Jan. 10 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, investigated the effect of a ‘green’ Mediterranean diet on age-related brain atrophy.Hayden Bird/Getty Images/iStockphoto The Mediterranean diet has been associated with better cognitive function, a lower rate of cognitive decline, and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Abundant in fruits and vegetables, …

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‘Big discovery’ under Antarctic seas: A giant icefish breeding colony

‘Big discovery’ under Antarctic seas: A giant icefish breeding colony

As soon as the remote-controlled camera saw the bottom of the Weddell Sea, 1,000 feet below the icy ceiling on the surface, Lilian Boehringer, a student researcher at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany, spotted the icefish nests. Sandy craters pitted the seafloor, each the size of a hula hoop and less than a meter …

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Study explores genetic ways to understand obesity |  Health

Study explores genetic ways to understand obesity | Health

A new study has helped shed light on the genetic pathways underlying obesity that may help develop more personalized ways to help people maintain a healthy weight. The findings of the study were published in the journal “Metabolites.” The study is the largest of its kind, looking at genomics and levels of metabolites (molecules produced …

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Tasmanian devils ‘expert’ eaters who may develop food preferences when young, researchers find

Tasmanian devils ‘expert’ eaters who may develop food preferences when young, researchers find

They’re traditionally thought of as carnivorous scavengers, but new research has found that Tasmanian devils are picky about food. Key points: Researchers analyzed 71 whisker samples from seven sites in Tasmania. The vast majority of demons studied were found to eat their favorite food. The heaviest tended to be expert eaters. Researchers from the University …

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