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Why caffeine may limit weight gain

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Consuming caffeine may offset some unhealthful consequences of an obesity-inducing diet, according to a new study in rats. Share on PinterestCaffeine could counter some weight gain resulting from a diet high in fat and sugar. Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fed rats a high-fat, high-sugar diet. They then gave some of the […]

Could hydration levels influence cognitive function?

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Dehydration can cause headaches and several physiological issues, and older adults are most at risk of experiencing it. Does it also affect cognitive function, however? And might overhydration also affect mental performance? Share on PinterestRecent research set out to reveal whether or not hydration levels can affect cognitive performance in older adults. Dehydration can cause […]

Specialists warn about risks of cannabis edibles

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As cannabis edibles become legal in an increasing number of countries, medical experts are warning people about the possible health risks that these may pose to consumers, as well as their family members. Share on PinterestCannabis edibles do not come without health risks, researchers caution. The use of cannabis — for medical and, sometimes, recreational […]

Treatment options for IBS

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive disorder that can have a significant effect on a person’s quality of life. People who have IBS commonly report digestive symptoms, such as diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramps. Some people experience additional symptoms, such as generalized body pain and poor social functioning. Doctors are still not sure […]