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3 to 5 Cups of Coffee a Day May Lower Risk of Heart Attacks
Good news for people who drink coffee every day: Consuming a moderate amount of coffee could lower the risk of clogged arteries that can lead to a heart attack, a new study finds.

Early Consumption of Peanuts Prevents Peanut Allergy in High-Risk Infants
study demonstrate that consumption of a peanut-containing snack by infants who are at high-risk for developing peanut allergy prevents the subsequent development of allergy.

Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle with Informed Food Choices during National Nutrition Month
knowing which foods contain the nutrients you need is the next step in biting into a healthy lifestyle

Feast-and-famine diet could extend life, study shows
University of Florida Health researchers have found that putting people on a feast-or-famine diet may mimic some of the benefits of fasting, and that adding antioxidant supplements may counteract those benefits

Research shows Asian herb holds promise as treatment for Ebola virus disease
a small molecule called Tetrandrine derived from an Asian herb has shown to be a potent small molecule inhibiting infection of human white blood cells in vitro or petri dish experiments and prevented Ebola virus disease in mice.

Widely used food additive promotes colitis, obesity and metabolic syndrome, research shows
Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes the development of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome, new research shows.

Marine oil supplement has positive effects on post-exercise muscle damage
Taking a pre-exercise supplement of the omega-3 PCSO-524, a marine oil lipid derived from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel, has significant positive effects on post-exercise muscle damage.

Diet high in red meat may make kidney disease worse
Diet can play a key role in whether kidney disease progresses to kidney failure, according to research conducted by a professor at the Texas A&M

From crickets to test tube meat: The coming revolution in alternative proteins
Feeding the rapidly expanding world population will require 470 million tons of annual meat production by 2050,

Amaranth Seeds May Prevent Chronic Disease
Amaranth is an ancient grain used in a variety of foods such as soups, stews, sauces, porridges, cookies, bread and more

Study: Half of Americans at risk of carcinogen exposure from soda
People who consume one or more cans of cold drinks per day are exposing themselves to a potential carcinogen, warns a new study.

We are so indoctrinated that saturated fat is bad that we do not listen to the science
Government nutrition guidelines recommend a high carbohydrate diet regardless of the ample evidence of the health risks it promotes.

Licorice Extract Protects the Skin from UV-induced Stress
The skin is constantly challenged, and very often harmed, by environmental stressors such as UV radiation and chemicals

High Fiber Diet May Be Key To Weight Loss Success
In a new study, researchers at University of Massachusetts Medical School wanted to simplify things for dieters and give them one goal to aim for…eating 30 grams of fiber a day.

In the Short Run, a High-Fat Diet May Help Minimize Heart Attack Damage
It is well known that over the long run, a high-fat diet increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Arctic apple developed in B.C. approved for sale in U.S.
Non-browning apples have received the go ahead from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the U.S., but not everyone is big on GMO apples

Heavy Metal Valentine: Is There Lead in Your Chocolate?
According to the consumer health watchdog As You Sow, there is a good chance that chocolate you buy may contain lead or cadmium.

Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Finds
A Mediterranean diet may reduce your risk of one type of stroke, new research suggests.

Diet and exercise not enough, obesity experts say
A growing body of research finds lifestyle and behavioral modifications often are not enough to help someone drop a significant amount of weight and keep it off.

New U.S. Guidelines Will Lift Limits On Dietary Cholesterol
The influential Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has recommended that limitations on dietary cholesterol be removed from the upcoming 2015 edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Iodine Daily Serving Now Recommended in Multivitamin/Mineral Supplements for Pregnant and Lactating Women
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) has championed the effort to include a daily serving of iodine in multivitamin/mineral supplements


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