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Many people like to have their beloved pets indoors to keep them from predators, parasites and disease. But a new study by the University of Illinois finds that rabbits that remain indoors may suffer from vitamin D deficiency.

 

In rabbits kept as pets or used in laboratory studies, the deficiency could lead to dental problems, undermine their cardiovascular health, weaken their immune systems and skew scientific findings.

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by Dr. Michael Fuhrman

 

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector borne illness in the U.S.

 

Traditionally, Lyme disease is defined as a condition caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) and transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks.

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Dietary supplement use by U.S. adults is more prevalent than indicated by published data, according to a new article in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

 

The article is based on five consecutive years of online market research studies, conducted by Ipsos
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Prof. Aaron Blaisdell, UCLA

Overweight people are often portrayed as lazy and lacking discipline.

 

But a new UCLA study has evidence that a junk food diet makes one fat, and being overweight makes people tired and sedentary — not the other way around.

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Being a couch potato could lead to many conditions such as obesity and diabetes.

 

Now Canadian scientists found that young men who have suffered from depression early on may be especially vulnerable to becoming sedentary later in life.

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Guys, think twice before you start smoking. The consequences could be felt for generations.

 

Researchers from the University of Bristol found that men who started smoking regularly before the age of 11 had sons who, on average, had 5-10kg more body fat than their peers by Continue reading »