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High-protein diet improves sleep

Weight-loss that results from a high-protein diet can improve overweight dieters’ sleeps, a research team from Purdue University has found. The study’s lead author explained compromised sleep and sleep patterns contribute to cardiovascular diseases and premature death. The results may cause an increase in high-protein diets, such as the Atkins Diet, but there are also risks of such eating patterns. Two 2014 studies showed that people who ate the most protein were more likely to die from cancer.

Harlem Globetrotters returning

The Harlem Globetrotters will be back in town April 17 at the MTS Centre. This year marks the Globetrotters’ 90th anniversary, and they’re celebrating the milestone with a world tour. Winnipeggers can see the Globetrotters’ basketball skills, tricks and comedy at 2 p.m. An autograph and photograph session will take place after the game. Tickets are available online at

Winnipeg Wine Festival

The Winnipeg Wine Festival will return April 24 to April 30 at the RBC Convention Centre. The festival will feature 149 wines from 40 wineries and seven WineDown events, which feature wines from different regions including Australia and California. The event will also have a gala dinner and public wine tastings from April 29 to April 30. Ticket costs vary and are available at or at Winnipeg Liquor Marts.