Chopping And Cooking Affect Garlic’s Anti-Cancer Activity

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Penn State researchers have shown that microwave heating or roasting garlic can diminish or destroy its anti-cancer activity – unless the herb is chopped or crushed, and allowed to “stand” for at least 10 minutes before cooking. Kun Song, doctoral candidate in nutrition, and Dr. John A. Milner, professor and head of the Department of […]

Brush On The Marinade, Hold Off The Cancerous Compounds

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With the summer steak season in swing indoors and outdoors, cooks can season the meat on the grill and provide some protection against cancer all at the same time. All it takes is marinating the steaks with certain herbs and spices. But before heading out to the grill, J. Scott Smith examined some possibilities in […]

Common Chemicals Linked To Osteoarthritis

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A new study has linked exposure to two common perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) with osteoarthritis. PFCs are used in more than 200 industrial processes and consumer products including certain stain- and water-resistant fabrics, grease-proof paper food containers, personal care products, and other items. Because of their persistence, PFCs have become ubiquitous contaminants of humans and wildlife. […]

Why A Microwave Oven Is Bad For Your Health

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Microwave cooking has become very popular, but did you ever think how it may be effecting the food you are heating up with it. I have always been skeptical about the microwave oven for years. Now that I began snoping around the subject, I am more convinced that this ‘magic’ oven does more harm than […]