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Top 8 Stories That Were Seriously Underreported in 2015

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As we say good-bye to 2015, we'd like to recap the year with a handful of health stories that didn't get nearly enough attention.

1) Average Penis Length

Twenty studies were performed in the study of penis measurements for more than 15,000 men between the ages of 17 to 91 in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Dr. Gordon Muir, a urological surgeon at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, England, analyzed data along with his colleagues.

Here are statistics concerning the average penis:

• The average length of an erect penis is 5.16 inches.

• The average circumference of an erect penis is 4.59 inches.

• The average length of a flaccid penis is 3.61 inches.

• The average circumference of a flaccid penis is 3.66 inches.

2) The Benefits of Gratitude

According to Happify, gratitude may be linked to positive health and happiness. Saying thanks or thank you may lead to a healthy heart and more resiliency. It may even help t o increase your self-esteem.

3) Flaxseeds for Your Heart

At breakfast, you might want to throw a tablespoon of flaxseeds on your yogurt or oatmeal. However, do not cook them as this will dilute their health properties.

This nutty-tasting seed is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids. Flaxseeds raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels, reduces inflammation, prevents heart disease, and may ward off mood swings. One tablespoon has three grams of fiber and is only 55 calories.

4) Beetroot Juice Reduces Blood Pressure

A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that beetroot juice was able to reduce blood pressure in a group of 18 male participants as soon as three hours after consumption.

Beetroot contains vitamins C and K, fiber and polyphenols. Scientists said the high nitrate content is more than likely responsible for the reduction in blood pressure.

5) Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe?

When inhaled, an e-cigarette turns liquid to vapor. The liquid has a base of propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin.

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