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Compound found primarily in cocoa helps cells release more insulin
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February 25, 2020 08:46 AM
Almost every parent knows the drill: When it’s your turn, you bring Capri Suns and Rice Krispies Treats to your child’s soccer game as a post-game snack. Whether you’re a parent that loves the tradition or despises it, new research shows how detrimental post-game treats are to a child’s health.
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February 10, 2020 10:04 PM
For years now, 10,000 steps a day has become the gold standard for people trying to improve their health — and recent research shows some benefits can come from even just 7,500 steps. But if you’re trying to prevent weight gain, a new Brigham Young University study suggests no number of steps alone will do the trick.
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August 23, 2017 10:00 PM
BYU researchers have discovered certain compounds found in cocoa can actually help your body release more insulin and respond to increased blood glucose better.

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January 30, 2017 10:00 PM
If you want students to eat well, what they really need is a real meal—at least that’s according to a new BYU study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

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