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Why even slim people may benefit from calorie restriction

Even slim people may benefit from restricting their calories; reducing daily calorie intake by around 300 per day can significantly improve markers of cardiometabolic health. Restricting our calorie intake may yield signficant benefits regardless of our weight. This is the main takeaway of a randomized controlled trial that lasted for 2 years and included 218… Read More »

How One Entrepreneur Is Creating A Global Online Community For People With Alopecia

Nichola McAvoy (second left) with Ally members. Ally Sixteen years ago, Nichola McAvoy was diagnosed with alopecia. Despite being surrounded by people who support her, traveling the world has meant she has often had to find new friends who are just as understanding.  But forming relationships with people who get you and the things you’re… Read More »

New Zealand wants to make people happy, not rich – will it work?

New Zealand’s priorities are changingREX/Shutterstock By Ruby Prosser Scully New Zealand’s latest budget, unveiled this week, is being touted as the first in a Western country to put well-being over economic pressures. The country’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern promised billions of dollars in additional funds to address mental health problems, suicide and child poverty. Almost… Read More »

Harvard study: People who use dating apps such as Tinder are more likely to have eating disorders

People who use dating apps are more likely to have eating disorders, abuse laxatives or use other unhealthy weight management practices than people who don’t date online, Harvard researchers found in a new study published Friday in the Journal of Eating Disorders. The study, which surveyed more than 1,700 U.S. adults between the ages of… Read More »