Drinking Coffee Daily May Improve Survival In Colon Cancer Patients

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Regular consumption of caffeinated coffee may help prevent the return of colon cancer after treatment and improve the chances of a cure, according to a new, large study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that reported this striking association for the first time. The patients, all of them treated with surgery and chemotherapy for stage III colon […]

Bananas Are As Beneficial As Sports Drinks, Study Suggests

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Bananas have long been a favorite source of energy for endurance and recreational athletes. Bananas are a rich source of potassium and other nutrients, and are easy for cyclists, runners or hikers to carry. Research conducted at Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab in the Kannapolis-based North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) has revealed additional benefits. […]

Higher Antioxidants And Lower Acid Found In Puroast Coffee

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Research findings from the University of California, Davis’ Dr. Taka Shibamoto reveal a specially roasted coffee, Puroast®, has more than 7 times the antioxidants found in green tea and on average, more than 5 times that of the other coffees tested. Acid levels were also tested in this study, and using pH analysis, this data […]

Phthalate compounds contaminating your glass of wine?

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We all know what risks our favourite wines and spirits pose to our health but now scientists reveal that the packaging of these drinks may be just as damaging. Is it time to leave that extra bottle of red on the supermarket shelf? Phthalate compounds are extremely widespread in our environment and are present in […]

Dietary cocoa flavanols improve blood vessel function in patients with kidney dysfunction

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Consuming a beverage containing cocoa flavanols improves blood vessel function in patients with kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings suggest that the plant-derived compounds may benefit the cardiovascular health of patients with poor kidney function. Individuals with […]

DIEt Soda Raises Risk Of Diabetes

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Diet soda has been linked to a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than regular soda sweetened with an average of 8 teaspoons of sugar per can. Whether the risk is related to the artificial sweetener aspartame or some other factor, has yet to be determined. A study of French women, published in the current issue of the American Journal of Clinical […]

Hard Sell To Drop Soft Drinks

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Soda/pop/soft drinks, whatever you choose to call them, are bad for you! Food colorings, preservatives, empty calories, obesity, yellow teeth, decreased bone density, spikes in blood sugar and increased cancer risk are some negative effects of drinking soda. Why continue to drink this toxic substance on a daily basis? How does drinking soft drinks affect […]

Flame Retardant Chemical Found In US Soda Drinks

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A substance patented as a flame retardant and banned as a food ingredient throughout Europe and in Japan is present in 10% of all soft drinks in the US. If you live in the United States, and drink citrus-flavored sodas such as Mountain Dew, you may be ingesting this substance that has health professionals up […]

BPA In The Bloodstream

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What is BPA anyway? Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical used to make one type of polycarbonate plastic and certain types of epoxy resins. BPA has found its way into our bloodstream. These plastics are found in many products, such as refillable beverage containers, protective linings in food cans, receipts, compact disks, plastic dinerware, […]