Diet

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Jan 14, 2009
Many couples trying to conceive ask if any particular food can help in conceiving a boy or a girl. According to the recent British study by the Universities of Exeter and Oxford, woman's preferences in diet can influence the sex of a baby. The key findings of the study included:
  1. 1. High-calorie diet contributes to conception of boys. It was found that women who had boys had an average calorie intake of 2,413 daily. In comparison, women who had girls had 2,283 calories intake on average. Around 56 % of women who had high-energy diet in preconception period had boys.


4
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Sep 06, 2010
If you want to conceive a girl, you should opt for the right food and have regular sex, scientists say.The recent study at Maastricht University in the Netherlands revealed that the preferences in mother's diet and timing of sex play an important role in conception of a boy or a girl.

5
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Oct 25, 2007

Most likely the next fad will be an apple diet. Scientists found one more amazing benefit of an apple - weight control.

A new research conducted at Pennsylvania State University showed that an apple a day can reduce number of calories by 190 and as a result you will eat less.

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Feb 03, 2010
Many men and women know about the importance of healthy eating when trying to conceive and during pregnancy. However, some healthy eating habits can be harmful for your fertility and make it hard for you to conceive. What foods should you avoid or limit their intake if you are trying to conceive?

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Jun 11, 2009
When you are trying to lose weight by reducing your calories, one of the main obstacles to a healthy diet becomes a feeling of hunger. One of the best ways to resist a temptation to eat more while keeping to a healthy diet is to pick foods that help you feel full for a long time.

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Mar 04, 2009
Many people know how it is feeling when you are obsessed about eating something to relieve stress. But in some cases, eating habits go to such extremes that they interfere with a person's life and need treatment.
Pica is an eating disorder characterized by persistent consumption of non-edible things. This condition is different from toddler's behavior, when it is considered normal and is diagnosed only when it lasts for more than a month.

2
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Jan 11, 2010
If you think about rapid weight loss after holydays, try to avoid the most common mistake by keeping to fad diets.

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) published the list of the "Worst Fad Diets to Avoid in 2010".

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Sep 24, 2009
Many of us are cautious about the food we eat and mistakenly believe that avoiding certain foods can make us slimmer and healthier. Otherwise, some products are claimed to be super foods, while in fact they can be not healthier than fast food.

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Sep 10, 2009
Health benefits of fruits and vegetables were known for years, still these benefits seem to be even underestimated. The recent study conducted at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich revealed that antioxidants abound in fruits such as apples, peaches, nectarines and others.

According to the study fruits contain five times more polyphenols, super chemicals that protect body cells from damage, than it was previously found.

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Jul 18, 2008
Diet plays a great role in achieving weight loss, prolonging life or improving reproductive health. However, scientists believe that diet that is a good for a woman might not be as effective for a man and vice versa.

Researchers from the University of Sydney and Massey University say that evolutionary conflict of sexes may have played its role for the diet, aging and reproduction. They think that we should take into account gender differences and an individual's reproductive stage in life when choosing a right diet. For example, women in child-bearing years and in post-menopausal years might need different diets.

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Mar 30, 2009
Soon doctors will be able to see if your diet is healthy simply by looking at your urine test.

Dr. Alexander Logan, a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and the author of the study analyzed the 24-hour urine tests from 220 participants, aged between 18 to 50, who were had kidney stones.