Toss Eggs Onto Salads To Increase Vitamin E Absorption

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Adding whole eggs to a colorful salad boosts the amount of Vitamin E the body absorbs from the vegetables, according to research from Purdue University. “Vitamin E is the second-most under-consumed nutrient in the average American diet, which is problematic because this fat-soluble nutrient has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties,” said Wayne Campbell, a professor of […]

Canola Oil Linked To Worsened Memory And Learning Ability In Alzheimer’s

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Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world, yet surprisingly little is known about its effects on health. Now, a new study published online December 7 in the journal Scientific Reports by researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) associates the consumption of canola oil in […]

How Food Preservatives May Disrupt Human Hormones And Promote Obesity

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Can chemicals that are added to breakfast cereals and other everyday products make you obese? Growing evidence from animal experiments suggests the answer may be “yes.” But confirming these findings in humans has faced formidable obstacles — until now. A new study published in Nature Communications details how Cedars-Sinai investigators developed a novel platform and protocol for […]

Research Could Strip Wine Of Sulfites — And Health Worries

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Winemakers have added sulfites to preserve their products since the time of the Roman Empire. Sulfites, a class of compounds including sulfur dioxide and sulfite salts, act as antioxidants and antibacterial compounds. They can occur naturally in the winemaking process or can be added by producers to preserve freshness and boost flavor in a vintage. […]

Antibiotics May Reduce The Ability Of Immune Cells To Kill Bacteria

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Antibiotics normally act in concert with an organism’s immune system to eliminate an infection. However, the drugs can have broad side effects, including eliminating “good” bacteria in the course of fighting off a pathogen. A new study led by researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, MIT, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically […]

Broccoli May Be Good For The Gut

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For the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have more bad news: the vegetable may also help promote a healthy gut. In a study, when mice ate broccoli with their regular diet, they were better able to tolerate digestive issues similar to symptoms of leaky gut and colitis than mice that were not placed […]

Must See Food Documentaries

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There are dozens of documentaries about food out there. Here are some must see food documentaries that will Challenge Conventional Culuture. Modern Frankenfood may not be healthy for us or for our environment. Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry […]

Serious Health Risks Associated With Energy Drinks

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A new review of current scientific knowledge on energy drinks finds their advertised short-term benefits can be outweighed by serious health risks — which include risk-seeking behavior, mental health problems, increased blood pressure, obesity and kidney damage. The study, published in Frontiers in Public Health, also highlights the worrying trend of mixing energy drinks with alcohol. […]

Exposure To BPA During Pregnancy May Cause Health Problems For Offspring

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A chemical called bisphenol A — BPA — used in plastic packaging and in the linings of food and beverage cans, may be passed from a mother to her offspring during pregnancy and cause changes in the gut bacteria of the offspring, according to an international team of researchers. In a study on rabbits, the […]

Heart Attacks More Likely In Those With Low Blood Phosphate Levels

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Low phosphate in the blood is linked to the risk of heart attack and coronary artery disease, a new study in the journal PLOS One reports. Researchers from the University of Surrey found that insufficient levels of phosphate in the blood may pose a particular danger to cardiovascular health, contradicting previous research in this area, which suggested […]