Cantaloupe and Listeria
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Cantaloupe and Listeria: an estimated 85% of cases are from deli meats, not melons

More than a dozen deaths have been reported in the national outbreak of listeriosis linked to cantaloupes from a farm in Colorado, making it the third deadliest recorded Listeria outbreak in U.S. history, after a 1985 outbreak linked to cheese, and a 1998 outbreak linked to Sara Lee deli meat and...

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Bowel movements the scoop on poop
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Bowel movements: the scoop on poop

Years ago we learned that those eating plant-based diets are just “regular” people. In a study comparing omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans profiled in my Bowel Movement Frequency video, researchers found a “very clear trend towards an increasing number of bowel movements with a...

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Breast Cancer and Diet
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Breast Cancer and Diet

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a concept invented more than 25 years ago by Imperial Chemical Industries with the curious mantra “Early Detection Is Your Best Prevention.” Of course early detection (by definition) doesn’t prevent breast cancer at all; it just...

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The first month
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NutritionFacts.org: the first month

NutritionFacts.org is the first non-commercial, science-based website to provide daily updates on the latest in nutrition research, presented in short, easy-to-understand video segments. A labor of love brought to life by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation, NutritionFacts.org reached nearly...

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Dr. Oz apple juice and arsenic
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Dr. Oz, apple juice, and arsenic: chicken may have 10 times more

Dr. Oz is right to be concerned about arsenic contamination in our food supply. According to scientists from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Environmental Protection Agency, “Arsenic is a human carcinogen, and is also associated with increased risks of several noncancer...

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Internships available at NF
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Internships available at NutritionFacts.org

Reposted from my Latest in Nutrition e-newsletter (sign up for free here): CNN’s recent documentary “The Last Heart Attack” featured Drs. Ornish and Esselstyn successfully preventing, stopping, and even reversing our number one killer—heart disease—with a plant-based diet....

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Eating chicken may lead to a smaller penis
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Eating chicken may lead to a smaller penis

According to the best available science, three quarters of women find both penis length and girth “somewhat important” or “very important.” What does this have to do with diet? Phthalates. Phthalates are chemical compounds used in a wide range of consumer products, including...

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Optimum Nutrition Recommendations
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Optimum Nutrition Recommendations

In today’s NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day Golden glow, and tomorrow’s, Produce, not pills to increase physical attractiveness, I review the new research suggesting the consumption of dark green leafy vegetables improves the healthy appearance of Caucasians* due to carotenoid...

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How much pus is there in milk
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How much pus is there in milk?

In the new NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day, I note that the antiseptics used to disinfect cow teats can provide a source of iodine, but have been found to boost the level of pus in the milk of cows with staph-infected udders. Today’s dairy cows endure annual cycles of artificial...

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Natural Alzheimer's Treatment
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Natural Alzheimer’s Treatment

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, in recognition of those stricken with the devastating disease, now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. We’ve known for almost 20 years that compared to long-time vegetarians, those eating meat (including poultry and fish) appear...

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