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Good mood foods: Some flavors in some foods resemble a prescription mood stabilizer

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 19, 2012 — New evidence reveals the possibility of mood-enhancing effects associated with some flavors, stemming at least in part from natural ingredients bearing a striking chemical similarity to valproic acid, a widely used prescription mood-stabilizing drug, scientists reported here today. 498 more words

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Red wine compound could help seniors walk away from mobility problems

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 19, 2012 — In a stride toward better health in later life, scientists reported today that resveratrol, the so-called “miracle molecule” found in red wine, might help improve mobility and prevent life-threatening falls among older people. 682 more words

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Coconut water is an excellent sports drink — for light exercise

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20, 2012 — Coconut water really does deserve its popular reputation as Mother Nature’s own sports drink, a new scientific analysis of the much-hyped natural beverage concluded here today at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). 476 more words

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Scientists find protein that promotes cancers, heart disease; create substance to block its effects

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21, 2012 — Strong scientific evidence suggests that high levels of a blood protein called galectin-3 may increase the risk of heart attacks, cancer and other diseases, and help forecast the outcome of those diseases, a scientist reported here today at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. 187 more words

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New form of long-used food ingredient for ‘anti-hunger’ yogurts, smoothies

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21, 2012 — Promising results were reported here today from a proof-of-concept clinical trial of an “anti-hunger” ingredient for yogurt, fruit shakes, smoothies and other foods that would make people feel full longer and ease the craving to eat. 410 more words

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First evidence from humans on how alcohol may boost risk of cancer

” about 30 percent of people of Asian descent ― almost 1.6 billion people ― have a variant of the alcohol dehydrogenase gene and are unable to metabolize alcohol to acetate” 530 more words

Lethal Or Unintended Side Effects

Serotonin not found to be a major player in depression

New study throws into question long-held belief about depression



“serotonin is not a major player in the condition, and different factors must be involved” 580 more words

Ineffective Treatments