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Setting the record straight on some common beliefs about food and health

“Everything our parents said was good is bad,” complains Alvy Singer, the character played by Woody Allen in “Annie Hall,” his 1977 Oscar-winning romantic comedy. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but when it comes to what certain foods can ...

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How eating less can slow the aging process

[unable to retrieve full-text content] New research shows why calorie restriction made mice live longer and healthier lives. Nutrition Research News — ScienceDaily

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Research investigates role of protein in obesity among Latin American women

Obesity in Latin America is increasingly concentrated among women of low socioeconomic status, but surprisingly little is known about what such women eat or how their diets compare to others. Yet in a study published recently in the American Journal ...

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9 Surprising Health Benefits of Citrus Fruit

They’re a weight loss staple Citrus delivers tons of juicy flavor with little to no fat, sodium, or calories (an orange has just 45), making them extremely diet-friendly. What’s more, research has linked low vitamin C blood levels to higher BMIs, waist circumference, ...

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Eating whole grains led to modest improvements in gut microbiota and immune response

In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota and certain immune responses. The research was conducted in tandem with a study that looked at ...

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Lack of transportation limits healthy food access among Washington State residents

Having convenient or reasonable access to supermarkets is often associated with healthier diets and a lower risk for obesity among neighborhood residents. However, simply improving residents’ proximity to grocery stores may not be as consequential as some previous studies have ...

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Prenatal bisphenol A exposure weakens body's fullness cues

An expectant mother’s exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) can raise her offspring’s risk of obesity by reducing sensitivity to a hormone responsible for controlling appetite, according to a mouse study published in the Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrinology. ...

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Air pollution linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Scientists tracked children’s health and respective levels of residential ...

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Yes, You Need to Cool It On the Bacon

This article originally appeared on Time.com. America’s inventory of frozen pork belly—which food manufacturers use to make bacon—is at its lowest point in 50 years, according to a recent USDA report. This, combined with news from the Ohio Pork Council ...

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Research connects overeating during national sporting events to medical problems

People who overeat during national holidays and national sporting events — like this weekend’s Super Bowl — are 10 times more likely to need emergency medical attention for food obstruction than any at other time of the year, according to ...

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