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Pick of the Crop
A Selection of Biographies of domesticated plants John Warren
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FUdiet: The Science of Weight Loss, Nutrition, and Fitness
A health blog by Sherry Pagoto, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Pagoto's expertise is in health, nutrition, fitness, weight management, depression, stress, cancer prevention, and type 2 diabetes. This blog talks about living healthy as a way of life, NOT as a diet.
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Science News - Food for Thought
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Changing World of Science & Communications
Perspectives on science and science communications by Michael McBurney
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Notch by Notch
Can we all just lighten up a little?
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Health Comments
A blog dealing with matters related to health and wellbeing
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Everything Nutrition
Nutrition, Disease and Polymorphisms
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Changing World of Science & Communications
Perspectives on science and science communications by Michael McBurney
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TalkingNutrition.dsm.com
Science-based conversations about micronutrient inadequacies (vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoids, etc) & benefits of good nutrition. Tweets by @MIMcBurney and @juliakbird
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Food intake control
Blog on the psychology behind self-control, food intake, exercise, weight and mindless eating

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Why This Man Climbed A 130 Foot Tree With Only A Vine to Steal Honey from Angry Bees (Video)
To the Bayaka people, who inhabit the jungles of the Central African Republic, honey is an extremely valuable commodity. Besides being a rare and delicious delicacy, it provides essential energy and nutrition. So, when a beehive is found in the jungle, some men are willing to take extreme measures to secure the precious honeycombs for their family. […]
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Saskatoon: A New Kind Of “Super Fruit” Berry Is Making Its Way Into The States
Saskatoon berries may look like blueberries, but the shrub is actually more closely related to an apple tree. According to NPR’s The Salt, the berry, “…is pretty common in Canada but hasn’t been grown by farmers in the U.S. until recently. Here [in the U.S.], the berry, also sometimes called the serviceberry, has been collected […]
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Insects as the Food of the Future
You might cringe at the thought of eating insects – but for over 2 billion people on the planet, insects are a part of the everyday diet. With the human population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, coupled to… Read more › The post Insects as the Food of the Future appeared first on Ricochet Science.
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Rice researcher in ethics scrape threatens journal with lawsuit over coming retraction
Guangwen Tang, a rice researcher at Tufts University, landed in hot water in 2012 after her team was accused of feeding Chinese children genetically modified Golden Rice without having obtained informed consent from the parents. Now, she’s suing both Tufts and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which reportedly is retracting a paper, “ß-carotene in Golden Rice is as good […]
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Take Charge of Your Health, One Appointment at a Time
“Really, it’s not you. It’s me,” I said to my psychiatrist this morning at an appointment. I felt as though I were telling a boyfriend that I needed space, that I had been having lunch with another guy and now I was confused about where to go or how to proceed or what I wanted. […]
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Can one daily drink of alcohol increase risk of heart disease? . . . really?
Can one drink of alcohol increase risk of heart disease?  Reporters are saying a new study says “Yes”.  Many people have been advised through print or conversation that a daily glass of wine or beer is a healthy practice. And it might be for some. Many studies have found a longer lifespan in people who […] The post Can one daily drink of alcohol increase risk of heart disease? . . . really? appeared first on WODMasters: Stiff Competition.

Holmes, M., Dale, C., Zuccolo, L., Silverwood, R., Guo, Y., Ye, Z., Prieto-Merino, D., Dehghan, A., Trompet, S., Wong, A. & Cavadino, A. (2014). Association between alcohol and cardiovascular disease: Mendelian randomisation analysis based on individual participant data, BMJ, 349 (jul10 6) DOI: 10.1136/bmj.g4164

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Lose Weight, Live Longer. Simple, Right?
Suprise! Really this shouldn’t come as a shock, but adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a younger age from cancer and other complications like stroke, diabetes, heart disease, […]

Kitahara, C., Flint, A., Berrington de Gonzalez, A., Bernstein, L., Brotzman, M., MacInnis, R., Moore, S., Robien, K., Rosenberg, P., Singh, P. & Weiderpass, E. (2014). Association between Class III Obesity (BMI of 40–59 kg/m2) and Mortality: A Pooled Analysis of 20 Prospective Studies, PLoS Medicine, 11 (7) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001673

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Is there such a thing as an anti-depression diet?
Summary: People who suffer from depression seem to experience more oxidative stress and inflammation than others.  A diet high in anti-oxidants, fermentable fiber and low in saturated and transfats may protect against inflammatory stress in the brain and elsewhere.  More research needed.  The topic is under investigation. Introduction: We recently posted an article about the […] The post Is there such a thing as an anti-depression diet? appeared first on WODMasters: Stiff […]

Moylan S, Berk M, Dean OM, Samuni Y, Williams LJ, O'Neil A, Hayley AC, Pasco JA, Anderson G, Jacka FN & Maes M (2014). Oxidative & nitrosative stress in depression: Why so much stress?, Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, 45C 46-62. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24858007

Maes M, Kubera M, Leunis JC & Berk M (2012). Increased IgA and IgM responses against gut commensals in chronic depression: further evidence for increased bacterial translocation or leaky gut., Journal of affective disorders, 141 (1) 55-62. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22410503

Maslowski KM, Vieira AT, Ng A, Kranich J, Sierro F, Yu D, Schilter HC, Rolph MS, Mackay F, Artis D & Xavier RJ (2009). Regulation of inflammatory responses by gut microbiota and chemoattractant receptor GPR43., Nature, 461 (7268) 1282-6. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19865172

Pistell PJ, Morrison CD, Gupta S, Knight AG, Keller JN, Ingram DK & Bruce-Keller AJ (2010). Cognitive impairment following high fat diet consumption is associated with brain inflammation., Journal of neuroimmunology, 219 (1-2) 25-32. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20004026

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