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  • Is Peanut Butter Good for You?
    Is Peanut Butter Good for You?
    An update on the healthfulness of nut consumption and whether the cardiovascular benefits extend to peanut butter.
  • Eggs and Diabetes
    Eggs and Diabetes
    Even just a single egg a week may increase the risk of diabetes, the leading cause of lower-limb amputations, kidney failure, and new cases of blindness.
  • Should Probiotics Be Taken Before, During, or After Meals?
    Should Probiotics Be Taken Before, During, or After Meals?
    Proper timing of probiotic supplements may improve their survival.
  • Which Spices Fight Inflammation?
    Which Spices Fight Inflammation?
    An elegant experiment is described in which the blood of those eating different types of spices such as cloves, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric is tested for anti-inflammatory capacity.
  • Autopsy of Chicken Nuggets
    Autopsy of Chicken Nuggets
    If the bulk of fast food chicken nuggets is not actually chicken meat, what’s in them?
  • Starving Cancer with Methionine Restriction
    Starving Cancer with Methionine Restriction
    Methionine restriction—best achieved through a plant-based diet—may prove to have a major impact on patients with cancer because unlike normal tissues, many human tumors require the amino acid...
  • IGF-1 as One-Stop Cancer Shop
    IGF-1 as One-Stop Cancer Shop
    Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) is a natural human growth hormone instrumental in normal growth during childhood, but in adulthood can promote abnormal growth—the proliferation, spread...
  • Testing Your Diet with Pee & Purple Cabbage
    Testing Your Diet with Pee & Purple Cabbage
    Plant-based diets tend to be alkaline-forming. This may help protect muscle mass and reduce the risk of gout and kidney stones. The pH of one's urine can be estimated with natural pigments using...
  • Doping With Beet Juice
    Doping With Beet Juice
    Beets found to significantly improve athletic performance while reducing oxygen needs, upsetting a fundamental tenet of sports physiology.
  • Survival of the Firmest: Erectile Dysfunction and Death
    Survival of the Firmest: Erectile Dysfunction and Death
    Because penile arteries are only about half the size of the coronary arteries in the heart, erectile dysfunction can be a powerful predictor of cardiac events such as sudden death.
  • Are Avocados Good for You?
    Are Avocados Good for You?
    Persin, a natural toxin found in avocados, appears so effective at killing breast cancer cells that it is being considered as a chemotherapy agent.
  • Is Carrageenan Safe?
    Is Carrageenan Safe?
    Carrageenan is a food additive used as a thickener and fat substitute in a variety of dairy and nondairy products. Concerns about potential intestinal tract damage are placed in the context of...
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