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October 20, 2014

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5:18 PM | DNews: Healthy Food Three Times the Cost of Unhealthy Fare
A study out of the U.K. finds healthy food prices rising three times faster than less healthy foodstuff. Tara find out why it takes bigger bucks to dine well.
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3:30 PM | Authors retract green coffee bean diet paper touted by Dr. Oz
Two authors of a 2012 paper sponsored by a company that made grand claims about green coffee bean extract’s abilities to help people lose weight have retracted it. The study was cited by The Dr. Oz Show, and last month it cost the company a $3.5 million settlement with the Feds. Here’s the notice for […]
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1:00 PM | 12 simple ways to prevent cancer
33% to 50% of all cancers are attributable to preventable lifestyle causes, such as smoking and tobacco use, poor diet, alcohol consumption, and obesity (1-3). Genetics play a tiny role, causing only 5-10% of all cancers. The remainder of cancer … Continue reading »The post 12 simple ways to prevent cancer appeared first on Public Health.
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1:00 PM | 12 simple ways to prevent cancer
33% to 50% of all cancers are attributable to preventable lifestyle causes, such as smoking and tobacco use, poor diet, alcohol consumption, and obesity (1-3). Genetics play a tiny role, causing only 5-10% of all cancers. The remainder of cancer … Continue reading »The post 12 simple ways to prevent cancer appeared first on Public Health.
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1:00 PM | Drought-Stressed Crops May Be Better For You
Scientists in California's Central Valley are testing the nutrient content of fruits grown with less-than-normal amounts of water. And the findings so far are raising a question: will consumers buy fruits that are just as nutritional, or sometimes higher in antioxidants, if they aren't as pretty?

October 16, 2014

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1:38 AM | Free Articles to Celebrate World Food Day 2014
We all know that today is World Food Day in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). As we like to celebrate World Food Day meaningfully, we have compiled a list of articles that would be useful for everyone interested in food and nutrition. These articles are accessible […] The post Free Articles to Celebrate World Food Day 2014 appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Buttriss, J. (2013). Food security through the lens of nutrition, Nutrition Bulletin, 38 (2) 254-261. DOI: 10.1111/nbu.12031

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October 15, 2014

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10:06 PM | Lifestyle Choices Could Affect Gene Sequences that Code for Cancer
It’s no secret that diet and exercise can directly impact our health. But for many people, genetic predisposition to disease – be it hypertension or diabetes or cancer – is often perceived as a risk... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

October 14, 2014

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11:41 AM | Read: Dr. Harriet Hall Corrects What “Fed Up” Gets Wrong
The movie Fed Up, an advocacy documentary narrated by Katie Couric, is providing one more outlet for the people who love to demonize sugar. If only we removed sugar from our diet, we would all lose weight and be healthy. Does the evidence support this claim? No. Dr. Harriet Hall, blogging at Science-Based Medicine, has this to … Continue reading →
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7:00 AM | Does the Movie Fed Up Make Sense?
The 2014 film Fed Up is an advocacy documentary. Its message: There is a worldwide epidemic of obesity. It is endangering our children. Increased sugar consumption is responsible. The food industry is responsible for our increased sugar consumption because it puts hidden sugar in processed foods, bombards us with advertising, favors profits over health, and […]
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2:47 AM | Why you should stop eating sandwiches
New research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that much of our excessive salt intake can be blamed on the consumption of sandwiches. Specifically, assessment of one day of dietary intake from 5,762 adults … Continue reading »

October 09, 2014

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4:33 PM | More Evidence of the Risk of Infectious Diseases Associated with Raw Pet Foods
I try to keep track of new research on the subject of raw food for pets. So far, the research only allows us to conclude: There is no evidence to support claims that raw diets are healthier than cooked commercial … Continue reading →
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11:30 AM | Naturopathy vs. Science: Infertility Edition
This is another post in the naturopathy versus science series, where a naturopath’s advice is assessed against the scientific literature. It’s Naturopathic Medicine Week in the United States, so it’s time for another look at the alternative medicine practice that a friend of the blog likes to call the One Quackery to Rule them All.  Naturopathy […]

October 07, 2014

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8:00 PM | Could fasting super­size your life?
We have known for a long time that eating less (much less) can prolong life in many animals. Given fasting diets are currently all the rage, I decided to investigate the science. Is fasting also good for humans?
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1:00 PM | “No sugar added” candy lists sugar as first ingredient
Add this to the #facepalm files. I took the above photo at a convenience store in Charlottetown this summer.  As you can see on the package, the candy is proudly advertised as “no sugar added”.  The package also announces that … Continue reading »

October 02, 2014

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5:00 AM | Yahoo News spews NaturalNews anti-vaccine (and other) propaganda
Yahoo News appears to have confused NaturalNews with actual news. It’s not. NaturalNews is the in-house propaganda organ for Mike Adams, whom I’ll introduce in a minute (although he needs no introduction for most readers here). A couple of recent examples:     A recycled story, over a year old, from NaturalNews, appearing on Yahoo […]

September 30, 2014

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9:49 PM | Compliments to the chef: Partnerships between school food staff, professional chefs lead to healthier eating
Building excitement around school meals with the help of guest chefs and fresh recipes could be a significant boon for school lunch programs as well as student eating habits, a new study found.

September 29, 2014

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11:30 PM | Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity–poor evidence
This article was written by Linda Tock, an American living in Denmark, who has an extensive research background in the biomedical sciences. She has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Chemistry and Health, and will be pursuing a Ph.D. Ms. Tock has a fascination for Daphnia, an interesting planktonic crustacean, that is an important organism in […]Continue reading «Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity–poor evidence»
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6:27 PM | Metabolism, fixation, health or neurodegerative disorder
“Shown is the location of the conserved regions encoding for the N-terminal chromo domain and the C-terminal MYST functional domain. An arrow denotes the position site of amino acid substitution E431Q.” Microarray Analysis Uncovers a Role for Tip60 in Nervous...Read more
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12:22 PM | Top Endocrine Publications of 2013: The Feline Thyroid Gland
In my eighth compilation of the canine and feline endocrine publications of 2013, I’m moving on to disorders of the feline thyroid gland.Listed below are 26 papers published in 2013 that deal with a variety of thyroid gland topics of issues of clinical importance in cats.These range from from studies of the duration of serum T4 suppression in cats treated with methimazole (1) to the results of a long-term follow-up study of cats treated with transdermal methimazole (2); and from case […]

September 25, 2014

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9:00 PM | A healthy dilemma: fresh or frozen?
In the modern world of refrigerators and freezers we are able to keep our food lasting longer than ever before. But is there a nutritional difference between fresh and frozen produce? And which should you be eating?

September 23, 2014

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9:05 PM | How to Boost Your Brain Power to Achieve Success
Are you worried about personal success in your daily life activities? Worry no more! You are neurologically reinforced for the anticipated success you’ve been looking for. Just by using the power of mind, you are capable of discovering and fulfilling your dreams. Whatever your dreams and visions of success are, … READ MORE
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9:00 PM | Have a triple shot: coffee even better than it’s cracked up to be
Every second, 26,000 cups of coffee are drunk around the world. That’s more than two billion cups of coffee consumed every day. Yet most of us think of coffee as unhealthy. If coffee is your guilty pleasure you’ll be pleased to hear you can forget the guilt: coffee is good for you.
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1:38 PM | Maternal iron intake and offspring autism risk
Much like the discussions around the paper by Rogers and colleagues (see here) on treating autism in the first year of life, the media scrum around the findings from Rebecca Schmidt and colleagues [1] talking about maternal iron supplements and offspring autism spectrum disorder (ASD) risk preceded the publication of the paper by a few days. It's getting to be a pet-hate of mine that big headlines are being generated sometimes days before your average Jane or Joe can see the data upon which […]
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11:39 AM | Reading 50 Shades of Grey with a hammer
I haven’t read them myself (obviously not being the target audience), but 50 Shades of Grey seems to be a popular book series (I have been reliably informed it is the best book series ever written, and who am I to argue…). For those of you not familiar with the series, here a short synopsis: […]
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11:38 AM | A Case About Probiotics
  Erin Andrews is trying to sell me probiotics.1 She is walking through a bustling gym wearing a sharp blazer and a fresh blow out. Male patrons gawk. She bubbles that the euphoric powers of probiotics can improve digestion and immunity. She takes probiotics, and she has grown tall, healthy, and has a sweet gig […]
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