Dental plaque used to probe diet of ancient people

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Ancient people ate far differently than we do.

While we may brush and floss tirelessly and our dentists may regularly scrape and pick at our teeth to minimize the formation of plaque known as tartar or dental calculus, anthropologists may be rejoicing at the fact that past civilizations were not so careful with their dental hygiene…

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Dieting forces brain to eat itself: study

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A cross-section of the human brain

A lack of nutrition when dieters are trying to lose weight forces their brain cells to eat themselves, making the feeling of hunger even stronger, scientists claim.  Brain cells begin to eat themselves like other parts of the body do as a last-ditch source of energy to ward off starvation, a study found.

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Small habits slowly pack on the pounds over the years: Study

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Watching TV, eating potato chips, having a sugary soda are a few bad habits that slowly pack in the pounds.

Just a few bad habits like watching TV, eating potato chips, having a sugary soda at lunch or staying up too late at night are just a few bad habits that can add up to a steady creep of pounds over the years, U.S. researchers have found.

 

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