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  • Statin Cholesterol Drugs and Invasive Breast Cancer
    Statin Cholesterol Drugs and Invasive Breast Cancer
    Reducing cholesterol levels may inhibit breast cancer development, but the long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is associated with more than double the risk of both types of breast...
  • Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer Cells
    Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer Cells
    Cholesterol appears to stimulate the growth of human breast cancer cells, which may explain why phytosterol-rich foods such as pumpkin seeds are associated with reduced breast cancer risk.
  • Herbal Tea Update: Rooibos & Nettle
    Herbal Tea Update: Rooibos & Nettle
    Rooibos (red) tea may reduce stress levels by suppressing adrenal gland function. Nettle tea is mineral rich but may have estrogenic side effects.
  • Good Grub: The Healthiest Meat
    Good Grub: The Healthiest Meat
    Of all animals, the bodies of insects may have the lowest saturated fat content.
  • Fat Burning Via Arginine
    Fat Burning Via Arginine
    The arginine content of nuts may explain their metabolism boosting effects, though in a list of the top food sources of arginine, nuts don't even make the top ten.
  • The Best Way to Boost Serotonin
    The Best Way to Boost Serotonin
    The secret to naturally boosting serotonin levels in the brain may include eating foods such as pumpkin seeds with a high tryptophan to total protein ratio. This may help explain why studies show...
  • How Do Nuts Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death?
    How Do Nuts Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death?
    Most men and women who die of heart disease, our #1 killer, die suddenly without any known history of heart problems. Nut consumption, however, has been associated specifically with decreased risk of...
  • Risk Associated With Iron Supplements
    Risk Associated With Iron Supplements
    Iron is a double-edged sword. If we don't absorb enough, we risk anemia, but if absorb too much we may increase our risk of cancer, heart disease, and a number of inflammatory conditions. Because the...