The Mechanism Linking Red Meat and Cancer Has Been Discovered

The Mechanism Linking Red Meat and Cancer Has Been Discovered

We’ve been advised for decades to reduce our consumption of red meat. Multiple population studies have shown that excess consumption led to heart disease and cancer. But why does steak every night increase the risk for cancer? This is a … Continue reading

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Awesome: Slight Alcohol Intoxication Facilitates Creative Problem Solving

Awesome: Slight Alcohol Intoxication Facilitates Creative Problem Solving

Just in time for New Year’s Eve, surprising news for those of us who like to drink. Alcohol, consumed in the right amount, may help people with creative problem solving. It’s all about the dosage. Scientists from the Department of … Continue reading

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McDonald’s New Year Resolutions

McDonald’s New Year Resolutions

Fast-food behemoth McDonald’s has had a good run in the last decade. Despite fears that health conscious consumers would avoid its burgers and fries, the company’s stock shot up 700% since its low in 2003. This was achieved mostly through … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Breakfast Cereal

The Dark Side of Breakfast Cereal

Breakfast cereal is the morning routine for the majority of Americans. The vast array of choices, an entire supermarket aisle, is evidence of our love affair with popped, extruded, or otherwise processed grains mixed with sugar and milk. Cereal is … Continue reading

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Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

At first it sounds like an oxymoron – all natural fast food. This week, Carl’s Jr. is introducing a new, All-Natural burger. According to company executives, “We’ve seen a growing demand for ‘cleaner,’ more natural food, particularly among Millennials, and … Continue reading

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Is the World Running Out of Chocolate?

Is the World Running Out of Chocolate?

Short answer: NO. Long answer: Earlier this week, media reports claimed that global demand for chocolate is outstripping supply, and as a result, 5 years from now, the world will not have enough. The reasons are disease, drought, and the … Continue reading

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The Great Soda Tax Experiment Has Begun

The Great Soda Tax Experiment Has Begun

The midterm elections are over. The campaign to label GMOs in Colorado failed miserably, and so did the one in Oregon. The one public health measure that did succeed is Measure D, a municipal soda tax that will go into … Continue reading

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Is Milk Dangerous?

Is Milk Dangerous?

A surprising study on milk is taking the nutrition world by storm this week. It claims that, contrary to current beliefs, milk consumption increases fractures in women and decreases life expectancy in both men and women. Researchers in Sweden tracked … Continue reading

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Drinking Sugary Soft Drinks Ages People Faster

Drinking Sugary Soft Drinks Ages People Faster

Sugary soft drinks are taking a toll on our collective health. A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health has demonstrated the ill effects of daily consumption: Healthy adults who drank an 8-ounce sugary soft drink every … Continue reading

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Cheerios Executives: Our Ancient Grains Cereal is a Marketing Gimmick

Cheerios Executives: Our Ancient Grains Cereal is a Marketing Gimmick

We’re used to food company press releases touting the health benefits of their new products coming to market. In many cases, it’s just health-washing, without any real substance. But now, General Mills isn’t even bothering with that. In an interview … Continue reading

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