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Nutrition data review shows red meat has neutral effect on cardiovascular disease risk factors

Consuming red meat in amounts above what is typically recommended does not affect short-term cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and blood cholesterol, according to a new review of clinical trials from Purdue University. “During the last 20 ...

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UK soft drinks industry levy estimated to have significant health benefits, especially among children

Reducing sugar content of high and mid sugar drinks is likely to have the greatest impact on health, with fewer cases of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay The UK soft drinks industry levy, due to be introduced in April 2018, ...

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You Probably Shouldn't Try Any of Google's Top-Searched Diets for 2016 

When I saw Google’s Year in Search 2016, I have to admit I did a double take. When I think back on the nutrition and weight loss questions I’ve received from my clients over the past year, I anticipated seeing terms ...

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The Ketogenic Diet Might Be the Next Big Weight Loss Trend, But Should You Try It?

Google has released the top search terms of 2016, and when it comes to weight loss, it turns out folks were especially drawn to the ketogenic diet this year. It was one of the 10 most-searched diets this year, landing halfway down the list (just a few ...

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The 13 Biggest Nutrition Discoveries of 2016

The year in review: nutrition edition  The truth about nutrition is always in flux. One day coffee is a carcinogen, the next it’s a potent antioxidant. Carbs used to be the devil, now (the right kinds) are the staple of ...

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Eat This Type of Protein at Breakfast to Stay Full for Longer

You’ve probably heard that protein is the key to a satisfying meal. And when you think of the nutrient, your go-to is probably some type of meat. But a new study suggests that veggie-based proteins—specifically, beans and peas—may actually fill you up and keep ...

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Baby boomers on a bender: Emerging trends in alcohol binge and use disorders among older adults

Alcohol is the most commonly used psychoactive substance among older adults, and this group can have unique risks associated with alcohol consumption — in even lower amounts — compared to younger persons. “Older adults have particular vulnerabilities to alcohol due ...

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Food Diary of a Very Pregnant Woman

I’m nine months pregnant, and I’m quickly losing the real estate for my internal organs, including my stomach. That means I’m eating a lot of little things—often. Not only am I trying to pack in essential nutrients as my little ...

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Foodie Friday: La Tortilla Factory Smart and Delicious Whole Grain Fiber and Flax Tortillas

Give your favorite quesadillas, burritos, and wraps a healthy makeover with these fiber-rich (and tasty!) tortillas.The product: La Tortilla Factory Smart and Delicious Whole Grain Fiber and Flax Tortillas in White Grain, Yellow Corn, and Multi-Grain Corn ($ 1.89 to ...

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5 Things You Should Know About Cholesterol

Cholesterol seems to be one of those words that’s in everyone’s vocabulary, but many of my clients are incredibly confused about what cholesterol is, and how it affects their health. It also happens to be buzzing in the media at ...

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