Don't Forget to Sleep as Part of Your Weight-loss Plan

Getting enough sleep is essential to successful weight loss. Sleep is often overlooked by dieters, but a wealth of scientific research supports the theory that people who get little sleep are at increased risk of being overweight or obese. As a knock-on effect, poor sleep can lead people to be less active and snack more, often reaching for sugary or fatty foods as a pick-me-up. Here are a few tips from the doctor and nutritionist Laurence Plumey to improve the chances of successful weight loss.

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Diet to lower risk of Alzheimer's disease also ranked easiest to follow

A diet created to combat Alzheimer's by a team of U.S. researchers has also been ranked as the easiest diet to follow and the second-best diet for healthy eating for 2016 by US News & World Report.
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Researchers find link between processed food and autoimmune disease

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High sugar diet linked to cancer promotion, study finds

A new U.S. study has found that the high levels of sugar in the typical Western diet could promote the risk and spread of breast cancer.

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Students with depression hitting the gym to feel better

 SFU prescribes exercise to improve mental health

Everyone knows it’s smart to exercise, but getting off the couch is easier said than done when you’re depressed.

That's why doctors working with counselling services at Simon Fraser University have been prescribing workouts - along with a personal trainer - to 10 students per semester who have moderate to severe depression.

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