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FLU SHOT VIDEO: More Effective Flu Shot, Walking Reduces Stroke Risk, Eggs Reduce Appetite
FLU SHOT VIDEO: More Effective Flu Shot, Walking Reduces Stroke Risk, Eggs Reduce Appetite

(April 7, 2010 - Insidermedicine)

From St. Louis - According to a report published in the journal Vaccine, adding a second strain of the Influenza B virus to the seasonal flu shot would increase its effectiveness. Typically the flu shot contains two variations of the influenza A virus, and one of influenza B. In animal trials, researchers found that immunizing against a single strain of influenza B did not appear to protect against the other.

From Dallas - Researchers have found that walking can reduce a woman's stroke risk, according to a report in the journal Stroke. Researchers followed nearly 40,000 women for almost 12 years, with the women completing a questionnaire every few years estimating their physical activity. Those women who reported walking at a brisk pace, 3 miles per hour or faster, had a 37% lower risk of stroke. And similarly, those women who reported walking for at least two hours a week had a 30% lower risk of stroke.

And finally, from Illinois -  According to a report published in the journal Nutritional Research, eating eggs for breakfast appears to reduce a person's appetite for the rest of the day. Researchers compared two groups of men, one eating a protein-rich egg breakfast, the other eating a carbohydrate based breakfast. Those who had the egg breakfast consumed 400 fewer calories during the day. In blood tests, a hormone that reflects hunger was found to be much higher in the men who consumed the carbohydrate based meal.

 
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