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  • Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies
    Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies
    The dramatic rise of allergic diseases such as eczema and seasonal allergies may be related to dietary exposure to endocrine-disruptor xenoestrogens such as alkylphenol industrial pollutants.
  • Mercury vs. Omega-3s for Brain Development
    Mercury vs. Omega-3s for Brain Development
    Risk/benefit analysis of 33 fish species contrasts the brain boosting effects of DHA with the brain damaging effects of mercury to determine the net effect on intelligence (IQ).
  • Heart Disease Starts in Childhood
    Heart Disease Starts in Childhood
    By age 10, nearly all kids have fatty streaks in their arteries. This is the first sign of atherosclerosis, the leading cause of death in the United States. So the question for most of us is not...
  • Why Might Vegetarians Have Less HPV?
    Why Might Vegetarians Have Less HPV?
    Most young women get infected with human papilloma virus, the cause of cervical cancer, but most are able to clear the infection before the virus causes cancer. What dietary changes can improve viral...
  • Protein, Puberty, and Pollutants
    Protein, Puberty, and Pollutants
    The early onset of puberty in girls associated with animal protein consumption may be due to endocrine disrupting chemical pollutants in the meat supply.
  • Tree Nuts or Peanuts for Breast Cancer Prevention?
    Tree Nuts or Peanuts for Breast Cancer Prevention?
    Eating fiber-containing foods—especially nuts—during adolescence may significantly lower the risk of developing potentially precancerous fibrocystic breast disease (fibroadenomas).
  • Why Do Asian Women Have Less Breast Cancer?
    Why Do Asian Women Have Less Breast Cancer?
    Mushrooms, green tea, and soy consumption may decrease breast cancer risk, but how many mushrooms, how much green tea, and what's the best soy strategy?
  • The Wrong Way to Boost Serotonin
    The Wrong Way to Boost Serotonin
    Tryptophan is the precursor to the "happiness hormone" serotonin, so why not take tryptophan supplements to improve mood and relieve symptoms of depression?
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