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How To Reverse Grey Hair, New Study Finds

Sure, hair dye can infuse some color into gray hair. However, according to a new study, there is a way to restore hair color to graying tresses that doesn't involve a trip to the hair salon—although it may not work for everyone . Read on to learn how to reverse grey hair, according to an exciting new study—and to get through life at your healthiest, don't miss these: Everyday Habits That Age You Quicker . Reducing Your Stress Can Turn Back the Grey Hair, Study Finds—Here's How to Do It The study, published June 22 in eLife , found that stress-induced hair graying can be restored if the stress is eliminated, according to researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.  The study's senior author Martin Picard, Ph.D ., associate professor of behavioral medicine (in psychiatry and neurology) at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, explains that the study offers major insight into aging .  "Understanding the

One Surprising Side Effect of Cutting Calories, New Study Finds

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For many people trying to lose weight , counting—and cutting—calories is a tried-and-true method of shedding pounds without having to adhere to a specialized diet. However, new research suggests that it's not just your weight that may change when you stick to a calorie-restricted eating plan. According to a June 2021 study published in the journal Nature , calorie restriction can have a significant effect on a person's gut microbiome , as well. To conduct their study, a group led by researchers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) monitored a group of 80 overweight and obese women over a 16-week period. During this time, half of the study population went on a liquid diet consisting of 800 calories a day, while the other half of the study subjects maintained their weight. RELATED: 20 Foods That Relieve Your Gut Problems, Say Dietitians Among the group adhering to the 800-calorie diet, researchers found that "this very-low-calorie diet profoundly altere

Eating This Type of Diet Increases Your Chronic Pain Risk, New Study Finds

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An estimated 20.4% of U.S. adults live with chronic pain, with individuals aged 65 and older most likely to report suffering from the condition. While there are many medications that aim to ease the burden of chronic pain once it has already developed, new research suggests that there may be a means by which you can reduce your chronic pain risk—and all it takes is a few dietary modifications. According to a June 2021 study published in the journal Nature Metabolism , Western-style diets, which are typically rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) due to their inclusion of foods like cured meats, fast food, and processed snacks, are linked to an increased risk of chronic pain, particularly among people with comorbidities like diabetes and obesity. RELATED: 10 Pains That You Should Never Ignore, Say Doctors The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio authors who led the study found that both inflammation- and neuropathy-related pain may be improved thr

Eating This Fruit Daily Slashes Your Risk of Heart Disease, New Study Finds

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There are many factors that contribute to your heart disease risk , from a family history of the condition to the amount of exercise you get to comorbidities like hypertension and obesity. However, there's one surprising way to slash your risk of developing heart disease, according to a new study, and it's an easy one at that. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food , consuming prunes on a regular basis may help mitigate some of the risk factors that can contribute to your heart disease risk. To conduct their investigation, researchers from the San Diego State University School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences studied 48 healthy postmenopausal women over a six-month period. The women were divided into three groups: one group ate no prunes, one group consumed 50 grams of prunes (about five or six prunes in total) per day, and one group had 100 grams of prunes (approximately 10 to 12 prunes) each day. No other modifications were made to study

This One Thing Can Put You in Danger of Dementia, New Study Finds

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There's a lot that experts don't know about dementia : why it occurs in some older people and not others, for example. And there is no cure for the progressive condition. But scientists are learning more about risk factors, and a new study suggests that one—hypertension, or high blood pressure—may increase the risk of dementia in women.  RELATED: Sure Signs You Had COVID and Didn't Know It . 1 What is Dementia and Should You Be Worried Dementia is an umbrella term for many disorders that can cause changes to memory, thinking, and personality that interfere with a person's ability to function. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia; at least 5 million Americans are affected. About 50 million people are living with dementia worldwide, and that number is expected to triple by 2050, as the population ages and people live longer. Keep reading to see if you have the risk factors. RELATED: 9 Everyday Habits That Might Lead to Dementia, Say Ex