US budget hopes boost stocks worldwide

The US stock market finally shook its post-election slump. Investors seized on hope that Washington will reach a deal on the federal budget and drove stocks Monday to their biggest gain in two months. A pair of strong corporate earnings reports also helped. U.S. stocks rallied, logging their best gains in months, as investors started … Read more

Diet :: Please pass the soluble fiber in diet

Soluble fiber ? from beans, some fruits and even coffee ? may help lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol and blood sugar and may help protect against heart attack and stroke.

Antioxidant :: Antioxidants ? preventing diseases, naturally

When it comes to boosting antioxidant intake, recent research indicates there’s little benefit from taking diet supplements. A better way, according to a report in the September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter, is eating a diet rich in antioxidant-containing foods.

Insulin :: Sugary drinks, not fruit juice, may be linked to insulin

Steady increases in consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages over the last several decades, as well as rates of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, led nutritional epidemiologists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University and colleagues to explore the relationship between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and insulin resistance, a precursor to Type 2 diabetes.

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