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Good news! We're eating healthier!

Posted by External 17 days ago General — The big news from the 2015 Natural Products Expo West was that the American consumer is buying healthy foods at volumes never seen before. Health and wellness products are achieving three times the sales growth as conventional food products.A survey conducted by SuperMarket News found that 80 percent of surveyed food-industry wholesalers and retailers had sales growth in health and wellness Read More
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Will eating Chili peppers make you thin?

Posted by External 45 days ago General — Don't go chomping on a handful of chili peppers just yet, but there may be help for hopeful dieters in those fiery little Native American fruits.A large percentage of the world's population -- fully one third, by the World Health Organization's estimates -- is currently overweight or obese. This staggering statistics has made finding ways to address obesity a top priority for many sci Read More
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Getting Tattooed & Eating Human Ashes: 6 Strange 'Addictions'

Posted by External 47 days ago General — Many people get cravings for a cigarette or a glass of wine. But what about a potent desire to get tattoos or eat human ashes? Read More
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Eating Whole Grains May Help You Live Longer, Study Finds

Posted by External 80 days ago General — Eating whole grains such as popcorn, oats and quinoa is linked to increased longevity, and may decrease risk for deaths from cardiovascular disease over a 25-year period, but not cancer deaths, a new study finds. Read More
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What Are You Really Eating? Wearable Camera Tracks Your Meals

Posted by External 133 days ago General — A new diet tracker uses a camera and jawbone motion sensor to record how much people are eating. Read More
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Mom was right, eating breakfast is important!

Posted by External 162 days ago General — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many teens skip breakfast, which increases their likelihood of overeating and eventual weight gain. Statistics show that the number of adolescents struggling with obesity, which elevates the risk for chronic health problems, has quadrupled in the past three decades. Now, MU researchers have found that eating breakfast, particularl Read More
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Study shows eating high-fat dairy lowers diabetes risk

Posted by External 191 days ago General — New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Vienna, Austria, shows that people with the highest consumption of high-fat dairy products (8 or more portions per day) have a 23% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with the lowest consumption (1 or less per day). The research is by Dr Ulrika Ericson, Lund Univers Read More
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Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes

Posted by External 192 days ago General — A microbe developed to clean up nuclear waste has just been improved. In earlier research, Gemma Reguera, a microbiologist identified that Geobacter bacteria's tiny conductive hair-like appendages, or pili, did the yeoman's share of remediation. By increasing the strength of the pili nanowires, she improved their ability to clean up uranium and other toxic wastes. Read More
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