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4 ways to avoid liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, is now endemic in the United States, with the National Institutes of Health reporting that over 90 million Americans are currently affected. In severe cases, NAFLD – which accounts for over 75 percent of all liver disease – can progress to life-threatening complications, including liver failure and cirrhosis. In fact, some researchers fear that the condition is poised to become the next global epidemic.

Beyond Viagra: Three Natural Aphrodisiacs for Men and Women

The average adult on the street probably hasn’t a clue what the drug Losartin1 is used for, but few would be at a loss if you asked about Viagra. Since its release to the consumer market in 1998, Viagra has been the subject of much press, much conversation, and much controversy, as well as the butt of countless jokes (“What’s the difference between Niagara and Viagra? Niagara falls”). It’s also been a veritable goldmine for the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, which earned over $2 billion from the drug in 2012 alone.1

Sauna use decreases risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 65 percent, study reports

The number of Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease exceeds 5 million – a number that the Alzheimer’s Association estimates will triple by the year 2050. And, while rates of some degenerative conditions, such as heart disease, have decreased since 2000, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have soared by an astonishing 89 percent – causing researchers and scientists to scramble to find methods of treating and preventing this debilitating disease, like the use of a sauna.

Grape seed extract found to prevent tooth decay and extends life of dental fillings

Are you concerned about the health of your teeth? Well, grape seed extract is just another example of how good nutrition can help keep your teeth strong. If you’ve ever had a tooth repaired by a dentist, you’ll want to read this report – very carefully.

5 key nutrition lessons we learned in 2016

Another year is in the books! And with it, many thousands of new research studies. Here are five important lessons we learned about nutrition, as we scoured the research for you:

1) The sugar industry continues its hijinks

A study dating from December of 2016 suggests that industry-funded sugar research may be more likely to show favorable results for sugar. This confirms something you probably already knew as an Examine.com reader, which is that published research isn’t necessarily true just because it’s peer-reviewed.

What have we learned about nutrition in the past 5 years?

As we celebrate our 5-year anniversary, we thought it would be fun to look back at the last 5 years in research.…

Low-carb. Red meat. Sugar. Paleo.

Those are complex topics, but you might not be able to tell from all the frenzied and simplistic arguments on either side.

The top 17 nutrition myths of 2017

LEAVE THE MYTHS BEHIND. LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT SUPPLEMENTS.

It’s a new year, which means you’re probably reevaluating all your poor health choices and setting a few fitness goals for 2017.

Alas, the internet makes it easier than ever to spread misinformation, often with the best of intentions. Myths that were previously passed through word-of-mouth in gyms and health clubs now spread like wildfire through social media, blogs, forums ...

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What's Really in Your "Extra Virgin" Olive Oil?

Ever since the much-lauded effects of the Mediterranean diet became widely known, people have been buying olive oil by the gallon. A diet that prevents heart disease, is based on fresh, seasonal foods, and includes a tasty as hell fat like olive oil? Duh—that's a no-brainer.

After all, while many oils are great for different types of cooking, extra virgin olive oil has been rightfully celebrated as one of the most delicious and healthful. Plus, it has several other surprising uses around the house!

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Dangers of Standing on the Job

Do you have a job that requires you to be on your feet for most of the day? If so, it can probably get really tiring. On the bright side, however, you’ve probably been somewhat relieved when hearing all of the news stories about how sitting at a desk for hours can ultimately kill you. But don’t start to feel too pleased just yet. There is now research that suggests standing too much at work might be just as bad for your health as sitting too much.

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