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Why we're more likely to overeat in the evening

Stress and changes in levels of 'hunger hormones' may help to explain why we're more likely to overeat in the evening than earlier in the day.

What are phytoestrogens? Benefits and foods

Phytoestrogens are a natural compound found in plants. When eaten, they may affect a person in the same way as estrogen produced by the body.

How to control your appetite naturally

In this article, learn about natural, risk-free methods to suppress appetite. We look at the science behind how these simple techniques work.

What too much salt can do to your brain

A new study shows how too much salt reduces the blood flow to the brain and leads to cognitive impairment in mice. The findings are applicable to humans.

Trouble losing weight? This might be why

Some people find it harder to lose weight than others, but why is this? A new study has identified a molecule in fat cells that could be to blame.

How dietary fat helps prostate cancer to spread

Scientists unravel the link between genetics and dietary fat and the role they play in the progression and spread of prostate cancer.

Can a Western diet permanently alter the immune system?

Consuming a Western diet may prompt irreversible changes in the immune system that make it hyper-responsive to triggers of inflammation, says a new study.

What are the best foods for weight loss?

A look at some of the best foods for weight loss. Included is detail on what foods to incorporate into your diet and why they work.

Could this experimental 'recipe' fight colon cancer?

A cocktail of engineered probiotics and cruciferous vegetables could help to prevent and treat colorectal cancer in the future, researchers suggest.

What are the health benefits of aronia berries?

Learn about the potential benefits of aronia. We look at the nutritional content of these berries, along with how they can be incorporated into a diet.

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