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Mom was right, eating breakfast is important!

Posted by External 4 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 33 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 34 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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Americans Are Eating Healthier, Study Finds

Posted by External 48 days ago General — People in the U.S. are eating healthier now than a decade ago, a new study finds. Read More
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New FCRN report - Changing what we eat: A call for research and action on widespread adoption of sustainable healthy eating

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Why Eating Fruits and Veggies Won't Make You Thin

Posted by External 114 days ago General — People who start eating more fruits and vegetables won't necessarily lose weight, a new study finds. Read More
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Man's Hormonal Condition Was 'Eating' His Finger Bones

Posted by External 151 days ago General — A man whose finger bones looked mysteriously "eaten away" on an X-ray was actually a textbook case for doctors who have seen what high levels of a hormone called parathyroid hormone can do to the body. Read More
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Eating endangered species in China could yield jail time

Posted by External 172 days ago General — It's well known that much of the world's massive illegal wildlife trade ends up in China, including poached tigers, pangolins, and bears. But now those who order pangolin fetuses, tiger blood, or bear bile at a restaurant or market may see significant jail time. According to a reinterpretation of Chinese law by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), consumers of some 420 Read More
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