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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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December 14, 2012
How Tumors Use Meat to Grow: Xeno-Autoantibodies
Cancer may use a molecule found in animal products to trick our immune system into feeding it with inflammation.
December 13, 2012
The Inflammatory Meat Molecule Neu5Gc
Plant-based diets may help rheumatoid arthritis by decreasing exposure to an inflammatory compound found in animal products.
December 12, 2012
Clonal Deletion Theory of Immunity
Plant-based diets may be protective against multiple sclerosis because IGF-1 can prevent our immune system from eliminating autoimmune cells.
December 11, 2012
Clonal Selection Theory of Immunity
We may have a billion different types of antibody-releasing cells in our immune system, such that each recognizes a different molecular signature.
December 10, 2012
Cancer as an Autoimmune Disease
Because certain tumors such as breast cancers thrive in settings of low-grade inflammation, our immune response can sometimes facilitate tumor growth.
December 7, 2012
Unsweetening the Diet
All sweeteners--natural and artificial, caloric and non-caloric—help maintain cravings for intensely sweet foods.
December 6, 2012
Neurobiology of Artificial Sweeteners
The disconnect between sweetness sensations coming from our tongue and the lack of a caloric feedback loop in the gut may result in overeating.
December 5, 2012
How Diet Soda Could Make Us Gain Weight
People consuming low calorie sweeteners may overcompensate by eating more than they otherwise would.
December 4, 2012
Erythritol May Be a Sweet Antioxidant
The natural sweetener erythritol does not appear to carry the adverse effects associated with other low and non-caloric natural and artificial sweeteners and may actually have antioxidant potential.
December 3, 2012
Diet Soda and Preterm Birth
Aspartame may be the reason that diet soda consumption during pregnancy has been linked to premature birth.
November 30, 2012
Case reports of fibromyalgia chronic pain sufferers cured by removing the artificial sweetener aspartame (Nutrasweet) from their diets.
November 28, 2012
Yersinia in Pork
This week Consumer Reports released a study showing the majority of retail pork tested was contaminated with antibiotic resistant strains of the foodborne bacteria Yersinia enterocolitica.
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