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Study: Diet Affects Brain Size

Omega 3 fatty acids and other nutrients such as vitamins C, D, E, and B, can prevent brain shrinkage according to a study in the December issue of the journal Neurology.

Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University found a definite correlation between nutrients found in vitamin and Omega 3 rich foods and the brain, though the exact benefits have yet to be determined.

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Hey Moms, It Could Be Your Fault Your Kid Is Overweight

Childhood obesity is soaring. In fact, about a third of US children are currently overweight or obese — and a new study may reveal one big cause.

Researchers found toddlers who have a poor relationship with their moms could be twice as likely to be obese by the time they turn 15, possibly because they tend to turn to food as a substitute for motherly comfort.

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Salt Policy Makers Eat Too Much Salt At Work

The people hired to control how much salt you eat, are eating too much salt themselves, a new study from the University of Amsterdam finds.

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Low Calorie Diet Key to Improved Brain Function, Study Finds

There’s a new way to remain youthful — eat less. Researchers at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Italy identified a molecule that preserves brain function, which is triggered by a low calorie diet.

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Top 5 Tips for a Healthier Holiday

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Between all the pies, cookies, Christmas hams and latkes – it is easy to gorge on food during the holiday season. But you shouldn’t let the holiday season be a time to overindulge. Here are some

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Wendy’s Is the No. 2 Fast Food Chain — Celebrate With Some Wonderfully Cheesy Training Videos

Consumerist is reporting that Wendy’s is about to unseat Burger King as the country’s number two fast-food chain. According to research firm Technomic, the house that Dave Thomas built earned an estimated $53 million more than Burger King this year.

In celebration of Wendy’s new title as the second-place “burger king,” we present our favorite so-bad-they’re-good Wendy’s training videos from the ’80s and early ’90s, AKA the heyday of VHS. Grab a medium-sized Frosty and check them out below.

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‘National Chocolate Covered Anything Day’ Is the Best Excuse to Pig Out [VIDEOS]

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Get out your fondue pot and anything you can impale on a toothpick, because this is a random national day of celebration worth getting into. Friday, December 16 is National Chocolate Covered Anythin

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Put Down the Raw Cookie Dough and You Won’t Get E. Coli — Health Check

Arguably the best part about making cookies during the holidays is getting a sneak spoonful of the raw dough before it goes in the oven. Like with tons of other great-tasting grub, however, it’s so not good for us. In fact, two years ago, 77 people in 30 states became ill from doing just that.

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Which Kids’ Breakfast Cereal Has the Most Sugar? [VIDEO]

If you’re giving your kids breakfast cereal and thinking you’re doing a good thing, you may want to think again. According to a new report, some are no better feeding them cake and cookies.

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Coke Pulls White Holiday Cans After Customer Outcry and Confusion

Coca-Cola has once again learned that its customers don’t like change. Only unlike the New Coke debacle of the 1980s, this time it had nothing to do with the beverage itself, but rather the cans that hold the famous soda.

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