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Posts tagged diet

March 10, 2009

 

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Why Birds of a Feather Are What They Eat

Many bird-of-paradise species have evolved colorful plumage - a result of special eating habits and behaviors.

January 27, 2009

 

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Food for Thought (Literally!)

If you're smart about what you eat, you might actually become smarter!

December 25, 2008

 

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Diet and the Evolution of Big Brains

Our development of larger brains had much to do with our evolution as a species. But the question is, what fueled the development of those larger brains?

October 5, 2007

 

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Astronauts’ Diet

As you might expect, planning astronauts' diets requires special considerations. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 21, 2007

 

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Healthy Chocolate

Chocolate may be healthier than you think. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 26, 2006

 

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How You Get Those Big Muscles

You probably know that the way to stronger muscles is a weight or resistance training program, but do you know how weight lifting increases strength?

June 20, 2006

 

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Statistically Insignificant

You may have heard of a recent study claiming that eating a low fat diet does nothing to prevent heart disease and cancer.

December 1, 2005

 

A Web of Disorders

Eat too much and you might wind up obese. Eat the wrong things and watch your cholesterol shoot through the roof. As if that’s not enough, doctors have found that, taken together, conditions like high blood pressure and obesity are good predictors of illnesses including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 16, 2005

 

How Wise Are “Wisdom Teeth”?

As we all learned in health class, human beings have 32 teeth. Twenty-eight of them come in before puberty, but the last four teeth, our “third molars,” usually come in during our late teens or early 20′s, when we’re presumably older and wiser, hence their nickname, wisdom teeth. Lean more on this Moment of Science.

March 3, 2005

 

Crunchy, Indigestible Goodness

We’ve all heard how important fiber is in our diet, but what’s so great about fiber? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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