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Quit smoking at an early age to delay frailty in old age

Giving up smoking early may potentially prevent or delay developing frailty, even in old age, suggests new research. The study, published in the journal Age & Ageing, showed that current smoking was associated with an approximately 60 per cent increased risk of developing frailty. Frailty is a condition associated with …

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Can moderate drinking keep dementia at bay?

While drinking alcohol in excess is associated with many health hazards, new research has found that older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers. “This study is unique because we …

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This reason for weight gain will leave you in shock

People with a reduced ability to taste food choose sweeter — and likely higher-calorie — fare, thereby paving the way for gaining unhealthy weight, says a study. “We found that the more people lost sensitivity to sweetness, the more sugar they wanted in their foods,” said lead author Robin Dando, …

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Alcohol may improve memory, claims study

Alcohol may improve memory about information learned before the drinking session began, a new study from University of Exeter in Britain has claimed. The researchers are, however, keen to stress that this limited positive effect should be considered alongside the well-established negative effects of excessive alcohol on memory and mental …

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Health: Have a big breakfast to get a slim body

Want to reduce that ever-burgeoning waistline? Make breakfast the largest meal of the day as it may help maintain your body mass index (BMI), researchers say. A study showed that people who ate more than three meals daily and made dinner their largest meal were at the risk of developing …

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Health: Busting four myths about olive oil

Olive oil is a gift of God, especially due to the numerous health benefits it offers. It is a gold standard when it comes to edible oil. Whether making the heart healthy or regulating sugar levels or bringing with itself vitamins and antioxidants, olive oil is an ideal companion for …

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Here is why coffee lovers live longer

Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life, according to a new study reported by US researchers at the University of Southern California (USC). In a study of more than 180,000 participants, the researchers found that people who drank regular or decaffeinated coffee experienced health benefits, such as increased longevity. …

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Health: Early onset of puberty may affect learning during youth

Representational image Researchers have found that puberty hormones might trigger certain changes in the brain that could impede some aspects of flexible learning during youth. “We have found that the onset of puberty hits something like a ‘switch’ in the brain’s frontal cortex that can reduce flexibility in some forms …

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