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Sugary Cola Drinks Linked to Higher Risk of Gestational Diabetes

sciencedaily.com | December 1, 09 at 07:57 PM

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Sugary Cola Drinks Linked to Higher Risk of Gestational Diabetes

ScienceDaily (Dec. 1, 2009) -- Researchers from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard...

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For strong bones, milk or veggies? Veggies win hands down

dolenutrition.com | December 1, 09 at 03:35 PM

Read More: dairy, osteoporosis, vegetables

For strong bones, milk or veggies? Veggies win hands down

If you're loading up on dairy but skimping on vegetables, you could still be at five times the risk of low bone mass. That's the implication of a recent Japanese study of roughly 100 female college students, comparing dietary patterns...

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Studies: Want higher sperm count? Go veg!

dolenutrition.com | December 1, 09 at 03:24 PM

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Studies: Want higher sperm count? Go veg!

'Tis the season for making babies -- at least judging from the fact that there are more babies born in August than any other month. While this may be cold comfort for couples with fertility issues, heartening new research suggests...

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Processed Diet Eaters -- 58% Higher Depression Rates

dolenutrition.com | December 1, 09 at 03:19 PM

Read More: depression, junk food, processed food

Processed Diet Eaters -- 58% Higher Depression Rates

If you've been turning to "comfort foods" to treat the blues, chances are you may be feeding a vicious cycle. New research links junk-food diets with vastly higher depression rates. (Maybe we should call them "familiar foods" rather than "comfort...

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Excess Pounds Triple Risk of Periodontal Disease

December 1, 09 at 03:16 PM

Read More: health, obesity, periodontal disease

Excess Pounds Triple Risk of Periodontal Disease

Most folks already know that obesity vastly increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Now, new research provides yet more incentive to slim down: Excess weight can undermine your oral health. A recent study published in the Journal...

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Where can you find decent airport food? PCRM serves up the info

PCRM.ORG | December 1, 09 at 01:34 PM

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Where can you find decent airport food? PCRM serves up the info

Airport Food Rated for Healthy Options Detroit Flies High with Perfect Score; Chicago Takes a Nosedive; and San Francisco is Most Improved WASHINGTON--Holiday travelers with layovers in Detroit, San Francisco, Phoenix, and other busy hubs will easily find healthful,...

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Diabetes expert: Try vegetarian lifestyle

UTICAOD.COM | Mike DeDoncker | December 1, 09 at 12:59 PM

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Diabetes expert: Try vegetarian lifestyle

Caroline Trapp wants you to give yourself three weeks -- OK, four counting a week to prepare to do it right -- to become a vegetarian. Trapp, a nurse practitioner and director of diabetes education and care for the Physicians...

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10 years later, FDA still can't figure out if BPA is bad for you (duh...)

jsonline.com | November 30, 09 at 08:31 AM

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10 years later, FDA still can't figure out if BPA is bad for you (duh...)

FDA likely to delay ruling on BPA Agency may say it needs more time to analyze hundreds of new studies Despite months of additional study and a self-imposed timetable, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration likely will not release its...

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High Salt Intake Directly Linked to Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease

sciencedaily.com | November 30, 09 at 12:17 AM

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High Salt Intake Directly Linked to Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease

High salt intake is associated with significantly greater risk of both stroke and cardiovascular disease, concludes a study published on the British Medical Journal website. The link between high salt intake and high blood pressure is well established, and it...

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Too Fat To Graduate? Lincoln University's BMI Requirement Causes Uproar

November 24, 09 at 09:26 PM

Read More: bmi, lincoln university, obesity

Too Fat To Graduate? Lincoln University's BMI Requirement Causes Uproar

Lincoln University students now have one more hurdle to pass before they graduate: losing weight. According to a recently instituted requirement, university students with a body mass index (BMI) over 30 will have to take a physical education class...

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Whole Foods to reward workers who lose weight

mercurynews.com | November 24, 09 at 01:46 PM

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Whole Foods to reward workers who lose weight

Whole Foods Market, the largest U.S. natural-goods grocer, plans to sweeten store discounts to employees who lose weight and measurably improve their health. Workers will receive discounts of 20 percent, rising to 30 percent, based on blood pressure, cholesterol...

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Give the "Gift of Health"

VegSource.com | November 23, 09 at 11:22 AM

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Give the "Gift of Health"

This holiday, consider giving DVDs and books that will save lives. VegSource offers educational materials you just can't get anywhere else....

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The Comparative Anatomy of Eating

Milton R. Mills, M.D. | November 21, 09 at 10:45 PM

Read More: anatomy, carnivore, comparative anatomy of eating, herbivore, milton mills, omnivore

The Comparative Anatomy of Eating

Humans are most often described as "omnivores." This classification is based on the "observation" that humans generally eat a wide variety of plant and animal foods. However, culture, custom and training are confounding variables when looking at human dietary practices....

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Can Meditation Curb Heart Attacks?

NYTIMES.COM | RONI CARYN RABIN | November 20, 09 at 07:54 PM

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Can Meditation Curb Heart Attacks?

When Julia Banks was almost 70, she took up transcendental meditation. She had clogged arteries, high blood pressure and too much weight around the middle, and she enrolled in a clinical trial testing the benefits of meditation. Now Mrs. Banks,...

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Movie popcorn: Heart Attack in a Cardboard Container

LATIMES.COM | November 19, 09 at 07:07 AM

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Movie popcorn: Heart Attack in a Cardboard Container

It's hard to picture someone mindlessly ingesting three McDonald's Quarter Pounders with 12 pats of butter while watching a movie. But according to new laboratory analyses commissioned by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, that food is...

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Fight With Your Lover? Your Words Can Affect Your Health

LATIMES.COM | LEE DYE | November 18, 09 at 10:52 AM

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Fight With Your Lover? Your Words Can Affect Your Health

Fighting with your lover? If you use the wrong words, you could prolong the conflict, jeopardizing your own health as well as that of your partner. But use the right words thoughtfully and you not only have a better chance...

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Defeating Diabetes: Lessons from the Marshall Islands

Brenda Davis, RD | November 17, 09 at 06:55 PM

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Defeating Diabetes: Lessons from the Marshall Islands

Imagine children indulging in popsicles and soda for breakfast, or ramen noodles with dry Kool-Aid powder sprinkled on top. Picture families dining on white rice, meat and sweet beverages for lunch and dinner every day. What kind of meat? Spam,...

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Study: 40% of U.S. May Be Obese by 2018

CBSNEWS.COM | November 17, 09 at 05:43 PM

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Study: 40% of U.S. May Be Obese by 2018

f current obesity trends continue, more than 40 percent of adults in the United states will be obese and spending on the epidemic will quadruple to $344 billion by 2018, according to a new study released Tuesday. The study, sponsored...

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Prescribing hikes instead of pills...is that legal in America?

WASHINGTONPOST.COM | Daphne Miller | November 17, 09 at 04:57 PM

Read More: alternative treatments, diabetes treatment, hiking

Prescribing hikes instead of pills...is that legal in America?

"I have a StairMaster right in my own basement, but honestly it's been there for years gathering dust and making me feel guilty," said Miriam, one of my patients. "It wasn't until I started walking the three-mile trail in the...

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Is junk food as addictive as drugs?

ABCNEWS.COM | WENDY BRUNDIGE and ERIC NOLL | November 15, 09 at 03:36 PM

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Is junk food as addictive as drugs?

For Cari Banks, one of the hardest things to say no to is food. "I could eat half a pack of Oreos and milk and consider it nothing," she said. "I would eat it, pretty much without thinking." But new...

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