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Cancer Risk From CT Scan Radiation
Pediatric CAT scans are estimated to cause hundreds of cancer deaths every year.
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March 27, 2013
Was It the Flaxseed, Fat Restriction, or Both?
Researchers set out to find out what it was about a flaxseed-supplemented lower fat diet that so effectively appeared to decrease prostate cancer growth.
March 25, 2013
Flaxseed vs. Prostate Cancer
What happens when men with prostate cancer and prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) are placed on a relatively low-fat diet supplemented with ground flaxseeds?
March 22, 2013
Salmonella in Chicken & Turkey: Deadly But Not Illegal
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are Salmonella poisoned by poultry every year, yet it remains legal to sell meat proven to be contaminated.
March 20, 2013
Raisins vs. Jelly Beans for Athletic Performance
Raisins may be preferable to sports supplement jelly beans and commercial energy gels.
March 18, 2013
Do Fruit & Nut Bars Cause Weight Gain?
Despite the caloric density of both nuts and dried fruit, they do not appear to lead to the expected weight gain.
March 15, 2013
Prunes vs. Metamucil vs. Vegan Diet
The average number of bowel movements a week is compared between those eating prunes, those taking a fiber supplement, and those eating a strictly plant-based diet.
March 13, 2013
Dried Apples, Dates, Figs or Prunes for Cholesterol?
A comparison of the cholesterol-lowering potential of four dried fruit—apples, dates, figs, and plums.
March 11, 2013
Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis
A similar exponential increase in carotid artery plaque buildup was found for smokers and egg eaters.
March 8, 2013
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.
March 6, 2013
Herbal Tea Update: Hibiscus
Hibiscus tea elevates the antioxidant level of one's bloodstream within an hour of consumption.
March 4, 2013
Treating Parkinson’s Disease With Diet
Plant-based diets in general and certain plant foods in particular may be used to successfully treat Parkinson's disease in part by boosting L-DOPA levels.
March 1, 2013
Preventing Parkinson’s Disease With Diet
Low levels of neurotoxic chemicals in cheese may explain the connection between dairy product consumption and Parkinson's disease.
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