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FoodConnections.org
Food intolerance resource with a scientific twist
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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
No summary available for this site.
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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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Don’t freak out over eating rice
Consumer Reports has issued a new report on arsenic content in rice. As this is being picked up by the mainstream media, as usual, it’s framed in such a way that may cause people (like those who just read the headlines) to shy away from rice and rice products. Is there a need to avoid… Source: Doubtful News
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Red meat and cancer: the biological evidence
  Two weeks ago, we discussed the link between red meat consumption and breast cancer risk. This relationship is particularly interesting, given that younger women and those taking birth control pills were at the highest risk for breast cancer, indicating … Continue reading »The post Red meat and cancer: the biological evidence appeared first on Public Health.
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5 Mindful Eating Tips for a Zesty Life
Cultivating a healthy relationship with food can increase our zest and taste for daily life. 1. Notice how you feel. Take a moment to close your eyes, breathe, and drop into what it feels like to be in your body. Does it feel dumpy, sluggish, drab, or low in energy? Now, notice if there is a […]
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Worm Defies Tradition, Stores Gut Bacteria in Gills Instead
What—just because they’re called gut microbes, you’ve been keeping them in your colon? How unoriginal. This is Bankia setacea, also called the Northwest or feathery shipworm. Humans usually pay attention to shipworms only when they perform their namesake activity: burrowing face-first into our boats or docks and eating their way through. Shipworms are bivalves, like clams […]The post Worm Defies Tradition, Stores Gut Bacteria in Gills Instead appeared first on […]

O'Connor, R., Fung, J., Sharp, K., Benner, J., McClung, C., Cushing, S., Lamkin, E., Fomenkov, A., Henrissat, B., Londer, Y. & Scholz, M. (2014). Gill bacteria enable a novel digestive strategy in a wood-feeding mollusk, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1413110111

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Does it even matter if gluten sensitivity is bogus?
This one goes out to all the Americans who are wondering if they really need to make gluten-free stuffing for Thanksgiving. Gluten-free eating is popular; according to one industry trend study, a third of American adults are trying to avoid … Continue reading »The post Does it even matter if gluten sensitivity is bogus? appeared first on Public Health.
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“Know how to recognize pseudoscience:” Reader reveals how fish oil paper came to be retracted
After our post yesterday on a fishy retraction from author Brian Peskin, a reader who alerted the journal to problems got in touch to give us the lowdown. Ian Garber is in the last year of medical residency at the University of British Columbia. Here’s the story he told us via email: A few months ago, […]
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Found: The Ideal Fatness for Elephant Seals
Like many new mothers, a female elephant seal puts herself on a strict diet after giving birth. She dives into the Pacific and spends two months eating everything she can find. It’s only by working hard at building up her blubber stores that she can get back her ideal body. Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) […]The post Found: The Ideal Fatness for Elephant Seals appeared first on Inkfish.

Adachi, T., Maresh, J., Robinson, P., Peterson, S., Costa, D., Naito, Y., Watanabe, Y. & Takahashi, A. (2014). The foraging benefits of being fat in a highly migratory marine mammal., Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281 (1797) 20142120-20142120. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2120

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“Undeclared competing interest” sinks fish oil takedown by author fined for deceptive claims
The Journal of Lipids has retracted an aggressively negative review article called “Why Fish Oil Fails,” written by one Brian S. Peskin, whose bogus health claims have landed him in plenty of hot water in the past. Here’s the notice: The article titled “Why Fish Oil Fails: A Comprehensive 21st Century Lipids-Based Physiologic Analysis”, published in Journal […]

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