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  • Which Nut Fights Cancer Better?
    Which Nut Fights Cancer Better?
    Within hours the blood of those fed walnuts is able to suppress the growth of breast cancer cells in a petri dish. Which nut might work best, though--almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts,...
  • Pollutants in Salmon and Our Own Fat
    Pollutants in Salmon and Our Own Fat
    Farmed Atlantic salmon, the kind of salmon most commonly found in restaurants and supermarkets, may be the single largest source of toxic dietary pollutants.
  • Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements?
    Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements?
    Whole fruits and vegetables were compared to both antioxidant pills as well as supplements containing fruits and vegetable extracts for their ability to treat seasonal allergies, improve lung...
  • How to Slow Brain Aging by Two Years
    How to Slow Brain Aging by Two Years
    The consumption of blueberries and strawberries is associated with delayed cognitive aging by as much as 2.5 years, thought to be because of brain-localizing anthocyanin phytonutrients, as shown on...
  • Bacon, Eggs, and Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy
    Bacon, Eggs, and Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy
    Eating meat or eggs before pregnancy may increase the risk of gestational diabetes.
  • Tell Your Doctor If You Eat Grapefruit
    Tell Your Doctor If You Eat Grapefruit
    The role white and pink (red) grapefruit may play in weight loss and cholesterol control, as well as the suppression of drug clearance enzymes within the body.
  • Breast Cancer Risk: Red Wine vs. White Wine
    Breast Cancer Risk: Red Wine vs. White Wine
    Modest lifestyle changes that include the avoidance of alcohol may cut the odds of breast cancer in half, but certain grapes appear to contain natural aromatase inhibitors that may undermine the...
  • Breast Cancer and Alcohol: How Much is Safe?
    Breast Cancer and Alcohol: How Much is Safe?
    Nearly 5,000 breast cancer deaths a year may be attributable to just light drinking (up to one drink a day).
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