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Gut bacteria may turn common nutrient into clot-enhancing compound

Gut bacteria can produce a clot-enhancing compound when people eat a nutrient found in a variety of foods including meat, eggs and milk, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Excessive blood clotting limits or blocks ...

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12 Clever Swaps to Eliminate Refined Carbs from Your Diet

Make no mistake: Carbohydrates are essential—they’re the body’s main energy source. But the more refined a carb is, the worse it is for you: “Refined carbs have had much of the fiber and good-for-you compounds stripped away, which makes them less ...

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Sunflower seeds traced as source of toxic mold, potent liver carcinogen

Michigan State University researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased health risk in many low-income countries worldwide. In the current issue of PLoS ONE, the team of scientists ...

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When liver immune cells turn bad

A high-fat diet and obesity turn “hero” virus-fighting liver immune cells “rogue”, leading to insulin resistance, a condition that often results in type 2 diabetes, according to research published today in Science Immunology. Using cells from mice and human livers, ...

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Is soda bad for your brain? (And is diet soda worse?)

Americans love sugar. Together we consumed nearly 11 million metric tons of it in 2016, according to the US Department of Agriculture, much of it in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages like sports drinks and soda. Now, new research suggests ...

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Here’s Why It Feels Like You Always Have Room for Dessert

How many times have you eaten a well-balanced meal, declared yourself full … and then skimmed the dessert menu? Or considered digging into the pint of mint chocolate chip in your freezer? Turns out there’s a scientific reason for this ...

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Nutrition label readers favor food quality over quantity

People who closely eyeball nutrition labels tend to eat differently than less-discerning diners in one key regard, according to research from a University of Illinois expert in food and nutrition policy and consumer food preferences and behaviors. Although nutrition-label users ...

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Mission control: Salty diet makes you hungry, not thirsty

We’ve all heard it: eating salty foods makes you thirstier. But what sounds like good nutritional advice turns out to be an old-wives’ tale. In a study carried out during a simulated mission to Mars, an international group of scientists ...

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Trans fat bans lessen health risks, research suggests

People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine and ...

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Brooklyn's Avocado Bar Ran Out of Avocados in Three Hours

This article originally appeared on ExtraCrispy.com.  As I walked into Brooklyn’s Avocaderia, the world’s first avocado bar, the general manager sprinted out of the restaurant. “He has to go order some more avocados!” cofounder Alessandro Biggi explained. The hurry was ...

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