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Air Pollution Bad for Kids’ Brains

trafficA small imaging study suggests prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), the toxic air pollution caused in part by vehicle emissions, coal burning and smoking, may be bad for children’s brains and may contribute to slower processing speeds and behavioral problems, including attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder (ADHD) symptoms, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Continue reading

 

Olive Oil or Seed Oil?

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Don’t know which oil to use when frying food? Believe it or not, the best bet is still olive oil.

Tunisian scientists have found that olive oil is more stable and healthful than seed oils for frying food, as it withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several seed oils to yield more healthful food.

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Beware How Much You Drink

By Austin Perlmutter

When it comes to drinking, too much alcohol wreaks havoc on the body, creating a pro-inflammatory state that burns out the liver and induces dementia.

88,000 Americans die from excessive alcohol use each year. Beyond the expected increase in risk of violence and injuries associated with intoxication, high levels of alcohol over years will damage the heart, liver, brain and blood vessels, as well as increase risk for multiple cancers.

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Walnuts Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Eat more walnuts for your brain’s sake!

A new animal study indicates that a diet including walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, slowing the progression of, or preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

Research led by Abha Chauhan, head of the Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory at the Continue reading