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Vegan and Plant-Based Diets Worsen Brain Health

Eating a vegan or plant-based diet can be bad for your brain health, especially if you already have a low choline intake, researchers report.

The momentum behind a move to plant-based and vegan diets for the good of the planet is commendable, but risks worsening an already low intake of an essential nutrient involved in brain health, warns a nutritionist in the online journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. 25 more words

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Lifestyle Factors Linked to Brain Health of Young Adults

A new study reports lifestyle choices, such as smoking or drinking alcohol during early adulthood, can increase the risk of developing dementia or having a stroke later in life. 54 more words

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The Toxins In A Lot Of Hair Dye, Cosmetics And Other Personal Care Products by Stacy Malkan | The Real Truth About Health

Stacy is co-founder and co-director of U.S. Right to Know, a nonprofit investigative research group focused on the food industry. She is the author of the award-winning book, Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry (New Society, 2007), and a co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition of nonprofit health and environmental groups that inspired cosmetics companies to remove hazardous chemicals from nail polish, baby products, make-up and hair products. 208 more words

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Why Low Oxygen Damages the Brain

Dysfunction in brain cells caused by low oxygen is caused by the same responder system that is intended to be protective.

Brain cell dysfunction in low oxygen is, surprisingly, caused by the very same responder system that is intended to be protective, according to a new published study by a team of researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 70 more words

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The ways in which excess sugar affects brain function | Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Food affects us in so many ways – physically, emotionally, intellectually and cognitively. In our society, high-fat, high-sugar foods, meat and alcohol are associated with celebration and comfort, but when we look at the scientific studies, we see overwhelming evidence that adhering to an unhealthy eating style, such as the standard American diet (SAD), has serious consequences. 403 more words

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How long do I have to take this pill? | Stephanie Spencer

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