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Veggie, Fish and Nut Fats Preserve Heart Health

Veggie, Fish and Nut Fats Preserve Heart Health

In a Harvard study, people that replaced a portion of their normal dairy foods with vegetables, nuts and fish reduced their heart-disease risk by a quarter, while people that replaced the dairy with animal fats increased their risk by six percent.

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Botanical Breakthrough

Botanical Breakthrough

Spurred by consumer demand, pioneering chicken farmers are replacing antibiotics with oregano oil and cinnamon.

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Fortified Foods Cut Into Supplement Use

Fortified Foods Cut Into Supplement Use

Nutritional supplements sales are growing nationwide, in spite of the fact that up to a fifth of U.S. adults often pass them up for fortified foods.

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Aloe Vera Juice Allays Diabetes

Aloe Vera Juice Allays Diabetes

Data from nine clinical studies found that oral doses of aloe vera reduced two common markers of Type 2 diabetes.

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Fungus Among Us

Fungus Among Us

A Penn State plant pathologist has received federal approval for gene-altered mushrooms that don’t brown as rapidly when sliced and exposed to oxygen.

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Eat Safer

Eat Safer

To help consumers know which drinks and foods are still being sold in cans lined with endocrine-disrupting BPA, the Environmental working Group’s website lists 16,000 BPA-tainted products.

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A Cup of Peppermint Tea Boosts Alertness

A Cup of Peppermint Tea Boosts Alertness

After sipping peppermint tea, people’s alertness and memory improved, while chamomile tea slowed thinking.

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Cranberries Reduce Urinary Tract Infections

Cranberries Reduce Urinary Tract Infections

Pile on the cranberry sauce. Women given 500 milligrams of cranberry powder daily for six months had significantly fewer UTIs.

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Bright Lights Encourage Healthy Eating

Bright Lights Encourage Healthy Eating

Diners at a chain restaurant picked healthier choices from the menu when a dining area was brightly lit.

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America Outdone

America Outdone

To protect its traditional seeds and agriculture, Venezuela has passed perhaps the toughest law in the world regulating the use and research of genetically modified organisms.

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