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New study suggests moderate alcohol consumption may help prevent bone loss

Posted July 12, 2012

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol as part of a healthy lifestyle may benefit women’s bone health, lowering their risk of developing osteoporosis. A new study assessed the effects of alcohol withdrawal on bone turnover in postmenopausal women who drank one or two drinks per day several times a week. Researchers at Oregon State University measured a significant increase in blood markers of bone turnover in women after they stopped drinking for just two weeks.

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Higher-protein Diets Can Improve Appetite Control and Satiety

Posted April 30, 2012

A new study demonstrates that higher-protein meals improve perceived appetite and satiety in overweight and obese men during weight loss. According to the research, published in Obesity, higher-protein intake led to greater satiety throughout the day as well as reductions in both late-night and morning appetite compared to a normal protein diet.

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Free Radicals Crucial to Suppressing Appetite

Posted April 30, 2012

Obesity is growing at alarming rates worldwide, and the biggest culprit is overeating. In a study of brain circuits that control hunger and satiety, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that molecular mechanisms controlling free radicalsmolecules tied to aging and tissue damageare at the heart of increased appetite in diet-induced obesity.

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