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October 9, 2013
BOLD Indeed: Beef Lowers Cholesterol?
The beef industry designed a study to show that a diet containing beef was able to lower cholesterol if one cuts out enough poultry, pork, fish, and cheese to halve one’s total saturated fat
September 9, 2013
Changing Our Taste Buds
Within a few weeks of eating healthier, our taste sensations change such that foods with lower salt, sugar, and fat content actually taste better.
August 26, 2013
Butter-Flavored Microwave Popcorn or Breathing
The artificial butter flavoring diacetyl has been linked not only to deaths of workers handling the chemical, but also to serious lung disease in consumers of microwave popcorn.
April 24, 2013
Plant-Based Diets For Breast Pain
Plant-based diets appear to offer relief from a variety of menstrual symptoms, including cramping, bloating, and breast pain (cyclical mastalgia).
February 11, 2013
Does Coconut Oil Clog Arteries?
Sellers of coconut oil use a beef industry tactic to downplay the risks associated with the saturated fat in their products.
November 19, 2012
Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep
Some foods appear protective against the development of skin wrinkles, while others may make them worse.
September 3, 2012
Diet vs. Exercise for Weight Loss
When asked whether food and beverage consumption or physical activity was more important, the majority of people get the answer wrong.
August 16, 2012
Optimal Phytosterol Source
Whole food sources of phytosterols, such as seeds and nuts, are likely superior to supplements or phytosterol-fortified spreads and beverages.
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