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Sugar Is a Poison, Says UCSF Obesity Expert

April 25, 11 at 08:44 AM

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Sugar Is a Poison, Says UCSF Obesity Expert

The rise of obesity is usually blamed on too much eating and not enough exercising, but Robert Lustig, MD, a UC San Francisco pediatric neuroendocrinologist, asks us to look beyond the obvious. Yes, more Americans are overweight today than 30...

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How Western Diets Are Making The World Sick

npr.org | March 25, 11 at 11:07 PM

How Western Diets Are Making The World Sick

In an essay published last November in Canada's Maisonneuve journal, physician Kevin Patterson described his experiences working as an internist-intensivist at the Canadian Combat Surgical Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan. One detail he noticed: The Afghan soldiers, police and civilians he...

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Study: Food is the cause of ADHD - Change the diet, cure the kid

npr.org | March 12, 11 at 07:46 AM

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Study: Food is the cause of ADHD - Change the diet, cure the kid

Hyperactivity. Fidgeting. Inattention. Impulsivity. If your child has one or more of these qualities on a regular basis, you may be told that he or she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. If so, they'd be among about 10 percent of...

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Scientists find link between maternal diet and diabetes

bbc.co.uk | March 9, 11 at 08:58 PM

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Scientists find link between maternal diet and diabetes

Editor's note: Note that this article mentions animal studies. We see animal studies receiving attention in the media, and we see government bodies sometimes basing nutritional policy on such work, at least in part. Because this kind of information is...

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Studies: Overweight is major risk factor for cancer

latimes.com | March 8, 11 at 08:19 AM

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Studies: Overweight is major risk factor for cancer

Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese and, according to a growing body of evidence, at greater risk of getting, and dying of, cancer. 'Obesity is almost like the new smoking,' says one expert. Two out of three adult Americans...

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Are you overweight? It's because of the food you choose to eat (VIDEO)

vegsource.com | March 8, 11 at 08:13 AM

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Are you overweight? It's because of the food you choose to eat (VIDEO)

Are you overweight?  Maybe just a little?  Maybe a lot? Guess what: being even a little overweight is dangerous to your health. Here are studies from just the past 30 days: Obesity Alone Raises Risk of Fatal Heart Attack and...

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Study: An Apple a Day Extends Life 10%

sciencedaily.com | March 8, 11 at 07:54 AM

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Study: An Apple a Day Extends Life 10%

Editor's note: Note that this article mentions animal studies. We see animal studies receiving attention in the media, and we see government bodies sometimes basing nutritional policy on such work, at least in part. Because this kind of information is...

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Study: Aspirin a day linked with erectile dysfunction -- oops!

latimes.com | March 4, 11 at 11:33 AM

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Study: Aspirin a day linked with erectile dysfunction -- oops!

Editor's Note: Hey guys, might want to stick to popping plants instead of popping pills. Ouch! Daily use of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly known as NSAIDs, is associated with a 22% increase in the risk of erectile dysfunction, Kaiser...

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Study: Diabetes medicine will kill you quick

webmd.com | March 3, 11 at 06:35 PM

Read More: diabetes, heart attack, medication, stroke

Editor's Note: John McDougall MD has been citing research like this for years. If you have diabetes and want to get healthy and live longer, forget the pills. They will kill you faster than the disease. Avoid the medical-industrial complex....

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How to Keep David Letterman (and yourself) Off the Operating Table

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD | March 1, 11 at 09:24 AM

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How to Keep David Letterman (and yourself) Off the Operating Table

Editor's Note: Here's an Op-ed piece by Dr. Esselstyn that the New York Times doesn't want you to read. Last Friday night Barbara Walters television special highlighted six celebrities and their thoughts and emotions surrounding their open heart surgery.  Barbara...

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Study: Sugary drinks raise your blood pressure

cnn.com | February 28, 11 at 06:19 PM

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Study: Sugary drinks raise your blood pressure

Drinking a lot of soda and other sugary beverages has been linked to an increased risk of obesity and diabetes, among other health problems. Here's another reason to cut back: A new study suggests that even one sweetened drink per...

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BITTMAN: McDonald's oatmeal: more sugar than Snickers bar, costs more than double-cheeseburger. Why?

Mark Bittman | February 24, 11 at 06:54 AM

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BITTMAN: McDonald's oatmeal: more sugar than Snickers bar, costs more than double-cheeseburger. Why?

There’s a feeling of inevitability in writing about McDonald’s latest offering, their “bowl full of wholesome” — also known as oatmeal. The leading fast-food multinational, with sales over $16.5 billion a year (just under the GDP of Afghanistan), represents a...

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Heart doctors proselytize for vegetarian diets

timesdispatch.com | Bill Lohmann | February 19, 11 at 09:17 AM

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Heart doctors proselytize for vegetarian diets

Here, it seems, is a surefire business-losing proposition: A cardiac surgeon learns firsthand how to stop and even reverse heart disease and starts proselytizing about it, thus potentially reducing the number of patients needing to have him open their chests...

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In US, Statins Are Excuse to Keep Eating Awful Diet

abcnews.com | February 18, 11 at 07:44 AM

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In US, Statins Are Excuse to Keep Eating Awful Diet

Twenty-five-year-old Brittney Lipsett has had high cholesterol since she was 13 years old. Her parents, aunts and uncles on both sides of family take statins to control their high cholesterol, and about a year and a half ago, Lipsett decided...

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High-Fiber Diet Cuts Death Risk

webmd.com | February 15, 11 at 08:27 AM

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High-Fiber Diet Cuts Death Risk

Filling up on fiber -- particularly fiber from whole grains -- may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease, infections, and respiratory diseases, says a new study published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Men and women who...

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Obesity Alone Raises Risk of Fatal Heart Attack, Study Finds

webmd.com | February 15, 11 at 08:21 AM

Read More: heart disease, men, obesity

Obesity Alone Raises Risk of Fatal Heart Attack, Study Finds

Obese men face a dramatically higher risk of dying from a heart attack, regardless of whether or not they have other known risk factors for cardiovascular disease, a new study reveals. The finding stems from an analysis involving roughly 6,000...

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STUDY: A Diet Soda A Day Kills You 61 Percent Quicker

msnbc.com | February 9, 11 at 11:35 PM

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STUDY: A Diet Soda A Day Kills You 61 Percent Quicker

Just as you were starting to feel virtuous for having switched from sugary sodas to low- or no-calorie substitutes, a new study comes along suggesting that diet sodas might be bad for your head and your heart. The study, which...

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Processed People film helps school go plant-strong!

February 3, 11 at 02:38 PM

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Processed People film helps school go plant-strong!

A school district in Sag Harbor, New York, recently decided it had to clean up its act and provide healthier, plant-strong alternatives. What was the inciting event?  VegSource's own film, PROCESSED PEOPLE. Bridgehampton Union Free School District is participating in...

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It's Never Too Late to Live Longer

dole.com | February 2, 11 at 05:58 AM

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It's Never Too Late to Live Longer

Eat Healthy After 70 & You'll Boost Chances of Reaching 80 by 24% Say you've made it to the ripe old age of 70 after a lifetime of not-so-great eating habits -- why change now? Because you may live longer,...

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Pharmaceutical$ For Everyone!

Natural News TV | February 1, 11 at 12:44 PM

Read More: Pharmaceutical industry, profits, statins

Pharmaceutical$ For Everyone!

In her book, "Our Daily Meds," Melody Petersen documents how the pharmaceutical industry has completely corrupted the practice of medicine in the US. According to statistics she cites, in 2007 94% of all US doctors reported receiving gifts or cash...

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