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A Chemical that Kills

A Chemical that Kills

Hundreds of consumer products contain a chemical that kills. Notably, these chemicals have the name phthalates. Certainly, researchers know that phthalates are hormone disruptors. Another hormone disruptor is bisphenol A or BPA. This chemical became famous as BPA was part of baby bott
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Foods can Extend or Shorten Life

Foods can Extend or Shorten Life

Introduction A new study pointed out how foods can extend or shorten life. The authors described a health nutritional index, which tells whether a food item prolongs life or shortens it. A hot dog for example can take 36 minutes off your life expectancy. On the other hand, a helping o
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Higher Olive Oil Consumption Lowers the Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Higher Olive Oil Consumption Lowers the Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

A publication in April 2020 showed that higher olive oil consumption lowers the risk for cardiovascular disease. The study consisted of 61,181 women from the Nurses’ Health Study (1990 to 2014). The other part of the study were 31,797 men from the Health Professionals Follow-up
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Olive Oil and Other Beneficial Foods

Olive Oil and Other Beneficial Foods

The Mediterranean diet has long been known to include olive oil and other beneficial foods. These foods consist of lots of vegetables, fruit and fish. I has also become common knowledge that it decreases the risk of some cancers, high cholesterol, diabetes and to prevent heart attacks
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Increased Stroke Risk In Vegetarians

Increased Stroke Risk In Vegetarians

Vegetarians usually are healthier than meat eaters, but a new study showed an increased stroke risk in vegetarians. The study came from the UK where researchers followed 48,000 people for 18 years. They classified people into meat eaters, pescetarians (fish eaters) and vegetarians, in
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Health Benefits From A Low-Fat Diet For Postmenopausal Women

Health Benefits From A Low-Fat Diet For Postmenopausal Women

Over a period of almost 20 years women show health benefits from a low-fat diet for postmenopausal women. The study appeared in the Journal of Nutrition on June 8, 2019. The clinical trial followed 48,835 postmenopausal women with an age between 50 and 79 for 19.6 years. In the beginn
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Skip Those Three-Egg Omelettes

Skip Those Three-Egg Omelettes

A new JAMA publication shows that egg consumption can cause heart attacks, so skip those three-egg omelettes. This study looked at 6 prospective cohort studies in the US. There were 29,615 adults who were part of the study, and the follow-up period was 17.5 years on average. Each addi
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High Fiber Diet Is Good For Your Health

High Fiber Diet Is Good For Your Health

A new study in the Lancet has concluded that a high fiber diet is good for your health. Sometimes medical research texts can be cumbersome, so this article from the CNN in popular language translates the facts into simpler terms. Essentially this fiber study was a metaanalysis of many
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The End Of The Coconut Oil Hype

The End Of The Coconut Oil Hype

Professor Dr. Karin Michels from the Freiburg University, Germany recently announced the end of the coconut oil hype.  In her lecture she went one step further and said that coconut oil is a poison and will lead to heart attacks, if consumed regularly. The statement indicates that coc
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Vitamin D Deficiency Is Linked To Diabetes

Vitamin D Deficiency Is Linked To Diabetes

New research showed that vitamin D deficiency is linked to diabetes. This story goes back to a research paper from April 19, 2018 by. The publication comes from a joint group from South Korea and the University of California, San Diego. The vitamin D3/diabetes study 903 subjects were
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