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Beware of Liver Disease

…marked by advanced and irreversible scarring, fibrosis, and loss of liver function. Why am I telling you this? Because the most significant risk factors for progression of NAFLDinclude type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. By far the best treatment for preventing and treating NAFLD is weight loss.…

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6 Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

…problems. Several studies on the benefits of vitamin D have focused on cognitive function. In one study, researchers tested the vitamin D blood levels of nearly 2,000 people over age 65. After adjusting for age, education, and other factors, they found that those with low levels of vitamin D were…

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Does Low Testosterone Lead to Diabetes?

With all the focus on treating diabetes with drugs, underlying causes of the condition are rarely considered. One potential contributor is low testosterone, which affects one in three diabetic men. But which came first, testosterone deficiency or diabetes? A study published in Diabetes Care may…

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5 Essential Winter Health Tips

…another less obvious but far more significant consequence of inadequate exposure to sunlight—vitamin D deficiency—which is an underlying factor in conditions as diverse as osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, and cancer. Fortunately, the “winter blues” respond extremely well…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…effects of dopamine and other neurotransmitters letting your brain’s natural stimulants wake you up and increase your concentration and focus. * Caffeine is protective against neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. * One study revealed that…

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