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March 24, 2014

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5:00 AM | AHP Releases Review on Cannabis in the Management & Treatment of Seizures & Epilepsy
The comprehensive review presents current science on the therapeutic use of cannabis in the treatment of seizure and epilepsy.
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5:00 AM | Snacking On The Rise Among Consumers
Fifty one percent of consumers report eating snacks at lease twice a day.
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5:00 AM | Researchers Present Mechanism for Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Combining the fiber in cocoa with prebiotics is likely to improve a person’s overall health and help convert polyphenolics in the stomach into anti-inflammatory compounds.
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5:00 AM | USDA Reports on Growth of Organic Industry
Agency outlines provisions in Farm Bill designed to support the organic community.
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1:42 AM | #PlankforCancer
We are entering our third year of #plankaday and with over 10k plankers, we are ready to take it to the next level. Our hope is to leverage the camaraderie, competitive spirit, community strength, and fun of #plankaday into charity ...

March 21, 2014

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3:50 PM | The health of millions is jeopardized by
The health of millions is jeopardized by suboptimal nutrient levels. Step 1 of disease prevention should address nutrient shortfalls. To dismiss nutritional supplements as a solution isn’t right. http://ow.ly/uProwFiled under: Uncategorized
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3:50 PM | The health of millions is jeopardized by
The health of millions is jeopardized by suboptimal nutrient levels. Step 1 of disease prevention should address nutrient shortfalls. To dismiss nutritional supplements as a solution isn’t right. http://ow.ly/uProwFiled under: Uncategorized
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3:33 PM | Questioning Medical Recommendations on Drugs vs Multivitamin Supplements
Application of the new statin therapy guidelines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease is estimated to add 12.8 million people needing prescriptions, increasing the total number of people using statins to 56 million. Eighty percent (10.4 million) would be adults without cardiovascular disease. Why is there a medical agenda to use drugs to manage cardiovascular health in a non-diseased population? Nutrition should be the first choice in preventive health. In the “Smart Prevention […]

March 20, 2014

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1:04 PM | Did You Catch the Latest on Vitamins and Hearing Loss?
Attentive readers of TalkingNutrition will remember our post from late last year on antioxidant vitamins and hearing loss. That study showed that intakes of vitamins C, E and beta-carotene was associated with better hearing in a US population. Another group of researchers lead by Choi has recently performed a similar analysis of a different population: a representative sample of older Korean adults. Read on to find out whether the same trends were seen.
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5:00 AM | U.S. Consumers Seek Protein for a Healthy Diet
More than half of U.S. adults say they want more protein in their diet, with 78% stating that protein contributes to a healthy diet.

March 19, 2014

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4:52 PM | How Standing Up at Work Affects Blood Sugar
Alternating 30 minutes of standing and sitting lowers glucose levels.
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1:56 PM | Low Carotenoid Intakes, Genetics, and Breast Cancer Risk in Women
Carotenoids in fruit and vegetables have been linked with lower cancer risks. The main carotenoids  in our diets are α-carotene, β-carotene, lycopene, β-cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids are antioxidants, helping protect DNA against oxidative damage, and supporting immune function. Wang and colleagues (2014) examined the relationship between carotenoid intake and breast cancer among Chinese women. They compared dietary intake data obtained with a […]
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5:00 AM | \'Free From\' Food Product Trend Gains Popularity
Consumers are driving growth among “free from” food products by avoiding certain ingredients that are perceived to be unhealthy.
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5:00 AM | ERSP Refers Advertising for Diabetes Product to FTC & FDA
The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program has referred direct response advertising for Dinamo to the FTC and FDA, after marketers failed to respond to an ERSP inquiry.

March 18, 2014

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5:12 PM | Special Interests by Scientists, Publishers, Media and Nutrition Guidance on Fats
According to headlines, dietary fat doesn’t play a role in cardiovascular disease (CVD). What is happening? Is everything we thought we knew wrong? No, but there are factors at play. 1) Scientists are promoted and rewarded for publishing in peer review journals. 2) Managing Boards of scientific journals want higher citation ratings and subscription sales.  3) Media conglomerate revenues depend upon the number of viewers/readers they attract. The convergence of these 3 agendas creates […]
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5:00 AM | Omega-3 Studies Send Mixed Messages
Trade groups evaluate two recent studies on omega-3s and CVD risk.

March 17, 2014

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10:03 PM | Dissecting Dietary Fats and Heart Disease: The Story Continues
Cardiovascular disease and cancer are ‘catchall’ medical phrases because they encompass a wide variety of different diagnoses. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to the failure of the heart muscle to pump properly (congestive heart failure), abnormal rhythms of the heart (arrhythmia) or heart valve leakages. CVD also includes hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) which causes blockages, stopping blood flow to the heart (ischemia) or the brain (stroke).  WebMD describes […]
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6:45 PM | It’s Time To Do Something About Your Sleep
The research on poor sleep and obesity is ever growing.  Consider the Nurses’ Health Study, a study of 60,000 women who were followed for 16 years to understand the connection between their habits and health risks.1 At study entry all ...
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5:00 AM | Fish Oil May help Treat Rare Disease Affecting Newborns
A rare and potentially lethal disease of newborn babies whose bodies make too much insulin may be treatable with fish oils, according to researchers from The University of Manchester.
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5:00 AM | Scientists Present Findings on Antioxidants in Oats
Soluble fiber in oats helps lower total and LDL cholesterol, but scientists now say the cardiovascular health benefits of oats goes beyond fiber.
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