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How GMO Foods Can Affect Your Hormone Levels

Alex Kich/Shutterstock By Raegan Davies/Sept. 7, 2021 3:29 pm EDT Something different comes to mind for everybody who hears the word “hormones” — maybe you think of your middle school health class or birth control prescription. However, there are so many other things in our everyday lives — from our environment to our diet — that […]

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Gut and heart signals affect how we see ourselves

New research has discovered that the strength of the connection between our brain and internal organs is linked to how we feel about our appearance. Published in the journal Cortex, the study is the first to investigate, and first to identify, the association between body image and the brain’s processing of internal signals that occur […]

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Ancestry tests affect race self-identification

A genetic ancestry test (GAT) can not only unearth deep family secrets, it also can change how people self-identify their race on surveys. A new study by Stanford sociologists delves into how such changes could affect data that demographers use to measure population shifts and monitor racial inequalities. Aliya Saperstein, associate professor of sociology, and […]

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How Not Working Enough Can Really Affect Your Health

Most people dream of early retirement, but surprising research has shown that shortening your career could be detrimental to your health. A study published in MedPage Today found that early retirement brings a higher risk of mortality, especially for people younger than 60 or male. Another study found that retirees with health problems lived longer […]

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Metabolites’ From Food Could Affect Your Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 — Levels of some small molecules called metabolites in the body may affect your risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests. Metabolites come from the food people eat, and they cause chemical processes within the bodies and microbes. An analysis of previously published studies found that the levels of 10 of […]