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In mice, calorie restriction reduces fat but increases fur

In mice, calorie restriction reduces fat but increases fur

Calorie restriction may help mice stay slim and live longer, but it also means less fat to keep their bodies warm. Researchers in Brazil have found that mouse skin responds to caloric restriction by stimulating fur growth, increasing blood flow, and altering cell metabolism to increase energy efficiency. The study reveals that animals may use this as an evolutionary adaptation to stay warm — and alive — in limited food conditions. Continue reading In mice, calorie restriction reduces fat but increases fur

SNAP benefits aren't enough to afford a healthy diet

SNAP benefits aren't enough to afford a healthy diet

A new study finds that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, only covers 43-60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with federal dietary guidelines for what constitutes a healthy diet. The study highlights the challenges lower-income households face in trying to eat a healthy diet. Continue reading SNAP benefits aren't enough to afford a healthy diet

Your poor diet is taking years off your life. Here's how you can improve it.

Your poor diet is taking years off your life. Here's how you can improve it.

If your diet is anchored by too much processed meat, too few vegetables and too much sugar, it's likely going to cost you, in dollars, life expectancy … Continue reading Your poor diet is taking years off your life. Here's how you can improve it.