WHY DOES STRESS LEAD TO WEIGHT GAIN? STUDY SHEDS LIGHT 

New research, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, may have found the reason why chronic exposure to stress is so intimately linked with obesity. The answer lies in the relationship between fat cells and the timing of stress hormones.
stressed man eating
 
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THESE VEGETABLES MAY PROMOTE ARTERY HEALTH


A new study of older women living in Australia finds that eating more vegetables — especially cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower — might help to prevent clogged arteries, or atherosclerosis, a main cause of heart attack and stroke.
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MONEY MATTERS: SMART WAYS TO SHIELD YOUR POCKET FROM THE VAT INCREASE

By now you would’ve heard that VAT has been increased from 14% to 15% and that this change will be effective from 1 April. But have you wondered how this 1% will affect your finances? We recently sat down with Tsitsi Hatendi-Matika, Head of Retail Investment at Absa Wealth and Investment Management, and asked her to explain what this increase means. Spoiler alert – it affects almost everything, but there are ways to soften the blow.

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How many kilojoules are really in a chicken breast?

You have to love the white meat.

 

 

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