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Handful of nuts a day helps in weight loss, cuts risk of cancer

Handful of nuts a day helps in weight loss, cuts risk of cancer

Consuming 20 grams or a handful of hazelnuts and walnuts and peanuts a day can cut risk of heart disease, cancer and premature death.

Nuts are rich in heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats, which lower LDL or "bad" cholesterol; plus, they are a good source of phytosterols, compounds that help lower blood cholesterol, reports CNN.

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You can create your own 'mind palace' like Sherlock Holmes!

You can create your own 'mind palace' like Sherlock Holmes!

Wish to remember hundreds of random words, numbers and images? Try to train your brain by picturing familiar places and filling them with imaginary objects, like a cow eating moss to represent the city of Moscow for six weeks.

As per reports of CNN, by imagining that cow in the doorway of your home, the research suggests, you can make memories stick by capitalising on something that humans are naturally good at: visual learning and navigation.

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Attention ladies! Mediterranean diet can reduce breast cancer risk

Attention ladies! Mediterranean diet can reduce breast cancer risk

A healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts can come as a lifesaver as it cuts the risk of life threatening breast cancer by almost half.

The findings revealed that eating Mediterranean diet could help reduce the risk of one of the most deadly forms of breast cancer by 40 percent, reports the Mirror.

"This important study showed that following a dietary pattern like the Mediterranean diet could help reduce breast cancer risk - particularly the subtype with a poorer prognosis," said Dr Panagiota Mitrou, a director at the World Cancer Research Fund.

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Graveyard shift woes? Mocha lattes can help you focus better

Graveyard shift woes? Mocha lattes can help you focus better

Do you work in overnight shifts and struggle to stay active and focused while working? Good news! Drinking mocha lattes can improve your attention span and help in combating sluggishness.

According to researchers from Clarkson University in New York and the University of Georgia, the combination of coffee and chocolate found in mocha is perfect for helping you stay focused, reports the Independent.

They examined "the acute effects of brewed cocoa consumption on attention, motivation to perform cognitive work and feelings of anxiety, energy and fatigue."

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These three skills can help women wave off 'gender pay gap' menace

These three skills can help women wave off 'gender pay gap' menace

By upgrading your skills in digital fluency, choosing different career paths and increasing technological and digital skills, young women can definitely wave off the age old gender pay gap persisted for generations.

As per a report by CNN, combining these three strategies would narrow the worldwide pay gap by 35 percent by 2030.

"Young women are making decisions now that could help close the gap," said Julie Sweet, North American CEO at Accenture.

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Believe it or not! De-stressing helps you lose weight

Believe it or not! De-stressing helps you lose weight

Have you ever noticed that your eating habits change whenever you are stressed?

It's long been suspected that stress can lead to weight gain, but a new study - the first of its kind - now suggests that long term stress can lead to gaining weight over time.

Researchers from University College London (UCL) conducted the study on 2,527 men and women over the age of 50.

They measured the level of cortisol, the stress hormone, in two centimetre clippings of hair (about two months' growth).

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This diet reduces risk of breast cancer by 40%

This diet reduces risk of breast cancer by 40%

A recent study has found that Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of developing one of the worst types of breast cancer by 40 percent.

The study has been published in the International Journal of Cancer.

Scientists monitored more than 62,000 women over a period of 20 years to see how their breast cancer risk was affected by what they ate.

Those who adhered most closely to a Mediterranean diet rich in plant protein, fish and olive oil were 40 per cent less likely to develop ER-negative breast cancer than women who adopted the diet the least.

Too much sugar may causes Alzheimer's

Too much sugar may causes Alzheimer's

A diet, high in sugar, could lead to Alzheimers, as a study finds a link between sugar and the brain disease.

According to researchers from the University of Bath and King's College London, this is the first concrete evidence to explain why abnormally high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycaemia, have an impact on cognitive function, reports Telegraph.co.uk.

Unprecedented research has revealed the 'tipping point' at which blood sugar levels become so dangerous they allow the neurological disease to take hold.

Yo-Yo dieting might not be such a bad thing after all!

Yo-Yo dieting might not be such a bad thing after all!

Looks like Yo-Yo diet is not that bad!

According to a report in the Mirror, a leading researcher in the US has found evidence suggesting yo-yo dieting is better than not dieting at all.

On a related note, studies found that people, who go through an endless cycle of losing weight then piling it back on, could be harming their health.

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Consume Vitamin D pills to cut winter colds and flu

Consume Vitamin D pills to cut winter colds and flu

Consume a healthy dose of vitamin D supplements during winters, as a study finds that taking them may protect you from acute respiratory infections and flu.

The study, published in The BMJ, suggests that taking vitamin D - also known as the sunshine vitamin - may have benefits beyond bone and muscle health and protects against acute respiratory infections.

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London found that vitamin D supplementation cut the proportion of participants experiencing at least one acute respiratory tract infection by 12 percent, reports the Mirror.

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