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How Many Calories Should I Eat a Day?

The number of calories you need to eat each day depends on several factors, including your age, size, height, sex, lifestyle, and overall general health. As an example, a physically active 6ft 2in male, aged 22 years, requires considerably more calories than a 5ft 2ins sedentary woman in her 70s. ...

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Fish Oils: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

Fish oils come from fatty fish, also known as oily fish; specifically the tissue of fish such as trout, mackerel, tuna, herring, sardines, and salmon. The fillets of oily fish contain up to 30 percent oil, but this figure varies. White fish, on the other hand, only contain high concentrations ...

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Ten health benefits of sex

In exploring just how sex affects the mind and body, the list of potential benefits appears to be endless. Aside from reproduction, pleasure, and intimacy, sex seems to have a positive impact on many life areas, including work, physical and cognitive performance, marriage, and happiness into our senior years. Sex ...

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3 Ways Your Period Might Be Making You Sick

As if bloating, achiness, and irritability weren’t enough, your monthly period has another way of making you feel lousy: It can actually exacerbate certain chronic health issues. The phenomenon is called premenstrual magnification, or PMM, and is characterized by preperiod flare-ups of conditions that are sensitive to hormonal fluctuations—everything from ...

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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

  What Is Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency? Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (alpha-1) is a genetic disease, meaning it’s passed down from your parents. It can cause serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. It can also cause liver disease that leads to jaundice, which makes your skin look yellowish. There’s ...

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