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Best and worst diets for 2020, ranked by experts, with a popular one near last

( CNN) Who won the 2020 combat of the diets? “The hallmarks of a ‘best’ diet include balance, maintainability, palatability, family-friendliness, sustainability, along with healthfulness. The Mediterranean diet gets checkmarks in all of those boxes, ” said Yale University Prevention Research Center founding director Dr. David Katz, who was one of 25 judges on the …

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‘She didn’t have the energy to cry’: Timor-Leste and its struggle against malnutrition

Poverty and poor education have contributed to deaths from malnutrition while disabilities often go untreated ” When she cried, her voice was like a bat, very small ,” says health worker Alarico Bere.” She didn’t have the energy to cry .” At 13 months old, Maria Sequira was identified as severely malnourished by Bere, a …

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It’s not just soda: Drinking too much fruit juice( or any sugary drinking) linked to premature death risk

( CNN) Many sugar-sweetened liquors have little to no nutritional value and lots of calories, and their harmful health effects have been well-documented. Now, a study connections drinking too many sugary liquors — and even 100% natural fruit juices — to an increased risk of early death. Overall, the sugars found in orange juice, although …

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I gave up everything I enjoy: my day of dopamine fasting, the latest Silicon Valley craze | Brigid Delaney

I find myself with nothing to look forward to EVER We are saturated with stimulation and easy pleasure. Anything from food to homewares to porn to entertainment we can get immediately via our phones. But is the easy life messing with our brain chemicals? Are we releasing too much dopamine? The latest Silicon Valley trend …

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‘Fake meat’ is at the center of food fight in Missouri

( CNN) Don’t call it meat if it doesn’t come from livestock or poultry, a new Missouri law says. The law would apply to meat substitutes such as soy-based, plant-based meat, which have become increasingly popular in recent years, and also “clean” meat, which is produced by growing and multiplying cells in a lab and …

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Do avocados help with weight loss? Study will pay you to find out

( CNN) If you’re the kind of person who’ll willingly pay extra for guac and thinks avocado toast is life, four universities are looking for you. Researchers from Loma Linda University, Penn State, Tufts University and the University of California, Los Angeles will pay you to eat avocados every day for six months. It seems …

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