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Exercise Hormone May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

A hormone released during exercise may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests. Irisin is a messenger protein generated by muscle tissue that is carried around the body in the bloodstream. The new evidence indicates that it may be … Continue reading

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Get In the Mood with Maca

Maca—you’ve probably seen it in foods like chocolate, energy bars, by itself, and in supplements. But what is it and what’s it for? Maca is a plant native to the Andes Mountains. It’s available in red, yellow and black varieties. … Continue reading

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New Findings Explain How Melatonin Promotes Sleep

Melatonin is a hormone known to promote sleep, but its underlying mechanisms are unknown. Now,

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