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Archive of: Health Brief and NAPC

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Take B12 to Help With Parkinson’s

Take B12 to Help With Parkinson’s

The common vitamin B12 may help slow the progression of both hereditary and non-hereditary Parkinson’s Disease, new studies show.

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Sleep Better and Feel Happier With Probiotics

Sleep Better and Feel Happier With Probiotics

Italian students that took probiotics for six weeks were less depressed, angry and tired than those in a control group.

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Eat Mostly Plants to Ease Gum Inflammation

Eat Mostly Plants to Ease Gum Inflammation

Germans that ate a diet low in meat and carbs and high in plants and vitamins for four weeks had significantly less gum inflammation and bleeding that subjects that did not change their eating habits.

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Sit Less to Live Longer

Sit Less to Live Longer

Replacing a half hour of sitting or lying around with brisk walking and other moderate physical activities reduces the risk of dying over 14 years by 45 percent.

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Eat More Carbs to Lower Heart Risk

Eat More Carbs to Lower Heart Risk

Low-carb diets such as Atkins, ketogenic and paleo, which emphasize protein instead of fruits, vegetable and grains, significantly increase the risk of atrial fibrillation, a new study shows.

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Eat Med Diet to Boost Performance

Eat Med Diet to Boost Performance

Eleven athletes ran five kilometers a good six percent faster after four days on a Mediterranean diet compared to four days on a Western diet.

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Imbibe Less to Lower Blood Pressure

Imbibe Less to Lower Blood Pressure

Consuming as few as seven to 13 alcoholic drinks a week increases the risk of high blood pressure, say researchers.

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Take Magnesium to Optimize Vitamin D

Take Magnesium to Optimize Vitamin D

Magnesium increases Vitamin D absorption in people with low levels and lowers absorption in people with excessive amounts.

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Find a Green Space and Make a Friend

Find a Green Space and Make a Friend

Green spaces and colorful design elements like rainbow-painted crosswalks in a Vancouver, Canada neighborhood made people happier and more trusting of strangers.

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Legal Pot Lifts Junk Food Sales

Legal Pot Lifts Junk Food Sales

After three states legalized recreational marijuana, sales of potato chips, cookies and ice cream rose.

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