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Moderate Carb Intake for Optimal Health

bp Magazine
September 4, 2018

A new study has found that diets both low and high in carbohydrates were linked with an increase in mortality, while moderate consumers of carbohydrates had the lowest risk of mortality.   Eating carbohydrates in moderation seems to be optimal for health and longevity, suggests new research published in The Lancet Public Health journal. The...

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Eat More Fruits and Veggies to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

bp Magazine
September 4, 2018

Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors.   In their findings, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, and yellow and orange vegetables, had a particularly significant association with lower breast cancer risk. “Although prior studies have suggested an association,...

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Brain Region Can Spur Innovation

bp Magazine
September 4, 2018

Have you ever been stuck in a rut, going through the same motions day in and day out? How do you motivate to change your behavior?   Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Columbia University and Duke University now better understand how this happens, and it has to do with a region in...

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Bad Behavior Has More Impact than Positive Gestures

bp Magazine
September 4, 2018

Refraining from bad behavior toward a significant other during stressful life events is more important than showing positive behavior, according to a Baylor University study.   June 26, 2018, Waco, TX—Refraining from criticism, abandonment and other negative behavior toward a significant other during stressful life events is more important than being encouraging, according to a...

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Crave Chocolate? Make It Dark for Mood and Memory

bp Magazine
September 4, 2018

New research shows there might be health benefits to eating certain types of dark chocolate.   April 24, 2018, Loma Linda, CA—Consuming dark chocolate that has a high concentration of cacao—minimally 70% cacao, 30% organic cane sugar—has been shown to support cognitive, endocrine and cardiovascular health, according to two new studies. These studies show us...

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Beef Jerky and Other Processed Meats Associated with Manic Episodes

bp Magazine
July 18, 2018

July 16, 2018 — An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates—chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks—may contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state. Mania is characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia. The findings of the...

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Working Together Key to Weight Loss in Relationships

bp Magazine
July 18, 2018

Couples who are trying to lose weight could be putting their relationship under strain by using unsuitable strategies to achieve their weight loss goals, a new study suggests. May 3, 2018—Interpersonal communication expert, Dr René Dailey, investigated how individuals interpret their partner’s approaches to help weight loss, aiming to provide more tailored recommendations for couples...

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Negative vs. Positive Social Media Experiences and Depressive Symptoms

bp Magazine
July 11, 2018

Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions. These findings may be useful to help reduce the risk of depression. June 7, 2018—Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting depressive symptoms, according to a new University of Pittsburgh...

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Time Spent Sitting at a Screen Matters Less if You are Fit and Strong

bp Magazine
July 4, 2018

The impact of screen time on physical health may be greatest in people who have lower levels of physical fitness and activity. May 24, 2018—The impact of screen time on cardiovascular disease, cancer incidence and mortality may be greatest in people who have lower levels of grip-strength, fitness and physical activity, according to a study...

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People Taking Antipsychotic Medication Have a Higher Risk of Heat Stroke

bp Magazine
July 2, 2018

With summer’s oppressive heat, the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has sent out an alert that people taking antipsychotic medication have an increased risk of heat stroke.   Hot summer temperatures have been associated with an increase in heat-related symptoms and even deaths. Pattern and trend reviews of OMH incident reports have...

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