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Not all trans fats are created equal

Natural trans fats produced by ruminant animals such as dairy and beef cattle are not detrimental to health and in fact show significant positive health effects, say food scientists who are trying to educate the public about the different types of trans fats. “The body of evidence clearly points to a change needed in how […]

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Switch hands for a healthier diet

Psychologists from the University of Southern California found that popcorn munching moviegoers ate about the same amount of popcorn regardless of whether it was fresh or one-week old, showing that bad eating habits persist even when the food we’re eating tastes bad. “For those in the habit of having popcorn at the movies, it made […]

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Artificial sweeteners contributing directly to diabetes risk

The findings from two new studies have prompted US health scientists to state that the promotion of diet sodas and aspartame sweeteners as healthy alternatives may be “ill-advised.” Their findings were presented last weekend at the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions. Both studies were conducted by researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center […]

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“Bad” cholesterol not so evil

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) – popularly known as bad cholesterol – turns out to be critical for building muscle mass, and lowering of the body’s LDL levels can cause serious health problems, say researchers at Texas A&M University in a new study. Researcher Steve Riechman said the study reveals that LDL is not the evil Darth […]

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Processed food cripples young brain

A new study appearing in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has found that infants with a higher intake of processed foods during the first three years of their lives had lower IQs. More surprising is the discovery that the cognitive effects relating to these eating habits in early childhood appear to persist into […]

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Benefits of breastfeeding last into adolescence

Breastfeeding appears to confer advantages well beyond infancy, with European researchers reporting significant differences in muscle strength and aerobic capacity when comparing teenagers who were breastfed as infants with others who were not breastfed. “Until now, no studies have examined the association between breastfeeding and future muscular aptitude,” noted researcher García Artero, from the University […]

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