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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Food Research: Impulsivity linked to binge eating ♦ Balancing protein and carb intake may work as well as calorie restriction ♦ Green tea may help reduce prostate cancer

Impulsivity linked to binge eating Do you get impulsive when you're upset? If so, this could be putting you at risk for binge eating. The more impulsive you are, the more likely it is you'll binge eat when experiencing negative feelings.
Long life: Balancing protein and carb intake may work as well as calorie restriction Cutting calories through dietary restriction has been shown to lower cholesterol, improve insulin sensitivity, and even prolong life in mammals. Now, new research shows that, at least in mice, low protein, high carbohydrate diets can provide benefits similar to those obtained with calorie restriction.
Component in green tea may help reduce prostate cancer in men at high risk Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men and is predicted to result in an estimated 220,000 cases in the United States in 2015. A team of researchers recently published results of a randomized trial that assessed the safety and effectiveness of the active components in green tea to prevent prostate cancer development in men who have premalignant lesions.
Eating less during late night hours may stave off some effects of sleep deprivation Eating less late at night may help curb the concentration and alertness deficits that accompany sleep deprivation

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