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An Egg A Day Could Help Babies Grow Bigger And Taller

Her? Pixabay Not every lad can eat four dozen eggs every morning to help him get large, but it turns out just one might do the trick. If you’re a baby, anyway. We may be lucky enough not to think about it in much of the United States, but worldwide there are tens of millions of children with stunted growth. Most of those kids are impoverished and often live in areas where access to nutritious food is limited. The World Health Organization has tried to ameliorate this problem by supplying fortified food products to underserved areas. The trouble is that those products are fairly expensive—poten
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Soft Drinks Now Cheaper Than Water in Many Countries

It’s well known that consuming sugar-sweetened beverages is bad for your health. Regularly guzzling drinks such as soda is a surefire way to put on weight, increasing risk for chronic and fatal medical conditions such as diabetes and some cancers. But as more people worldwide adopt a Western diet, soda is becoming a staple in many countries of all socioeconomic levels. A new study just published in the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention’s Preventing Chronic Diseases finds the demand is turning these drinks into a mainstay in many developing economies where income is rising. As a resu
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Is Whole Wheat Bread Better Than White? That May Depend On Your Gut Bacteria.

Whether your blood sugar spikes after eating whole wheat or white bread depends on the microbes in your gut. Pexels Whole-wheat bread is better for you than white bread, right? Maybe. According to a study published today in the journal Cell Metabolism, the answer depends on the bacteria in your gut. “One of the reasons we focused on bread is that it’s one of the most heavily consumed foods worldwide,” says study author Eran Elinav, an immunology researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science. “It amounts to somewhere between 10 percent to 40 percent of our daily caloric content. And as such t