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Soy: It's good for eating, baking -- and cleaning up crude oil spills

Posted by External 30 days ago General — If you've studied ingredient labels on food packaging, you've probably noticed that soy lecithin is in a lot of products, ranging from buttery spreads to chocolate cake. Scientists have now found a potential new role for this all-purpose substance: dispersing crude oil spills. Their study could lead to a less toxic way to clean up these environmental messes. Read More
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Bone eating worms dined on marine reptile carcasses

Posted by External 37 days ago General — A species of bone-eating worm that was believed to have evolved in conjunction with whales has been dated back to prehistoric times when it fed on the carcasses of giant marine reptiles. Read More
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Good news! We're eating healthier!

Posted by External 74 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 102 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 104 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 137 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 190 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 219 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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