Importance of Meal Regularity

Research in Britain involving 1768 participants examined meal regularity. Those with the most meal irregularity were 34% more likely to experience metabolic syndrome (a group of risk factors that raise the risk for heart disease) than those with the least irregularity. When this cohort was followed for 17 years those with more lunch time irregularity had a…

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Self-medicating for Anxiety Is A Fast Track To Alcohol/Drug Abuse

Alcohol and drug abuse is often associated with anxiety disorders, but which came first?  A study of 34,653 adults followed for 3 years may help answer this question. Participants having anxiety disorder at the beginning of the study and self-medicated with alcohol and/or drugs, were 2.5 times as likely to develop alcohol abuse, and had…

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