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Frequent Consumption of Fruit Improves Female Fertility

Women who ate fruit less than 3 times per day, when compared to those who consumed 3 or more servings, had a significantly increased risk of infertility. This retrospective study from Australia also found women who consumed no fast food had...

5 Lifestyle Factors Can Add 10+ Years to Life Expectancy

The evidence continues to accumulate--a healthy lifestyle in middle-age improves the length and quality of life. Using data from two very large cohorts, researchers looked at the associations between five low-risk lifestyle factors and mortality over 30 years. A healthy diet,...

Too Good to be True

A large, geographically diverse study using a simple food frequency questionnaire found those consuming more Mediterranean foods experienced a lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular events than those reporting fewer such foods. However, contrary to many headlines, the Mediterranean dietary pattern did not...

Be Careful of the Romaine Lettuce You Purchase

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suspects romaine lettuce from the Yuma, AZ area may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The number of infections has climbed to 98 from 232 states--with nearly 50% of the patients...

Fresh Fruit Daily Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

Researchers in China followed almost a half-million people for seven years finding when they consumed more fresh fruit they had lower risk of heart attack and stroke. Cardiovascular deaths were 40% lower in those who consumed fresh fruit daily compared to...

Underage Tobacco Sales Promoted on Facebook

Although Facebook bars all paid tobacco ads, Stanford University researchers have found more than 100 unpaid brand and online vendor pages which promote leading brands of tobacco products. More than half of the identified pages included "shop now" instructions, and less...

Cardiovascular Disease is Not All in the Genes

A study in the U.K. followed almost 500,000 adults for an average of 6 years. At baseline participant's physical fitness was determined by a variety of tests. Researchers found patients with high cardiovascular fitness had a 49% lower risk for cardiovascular...

Overweight Boys Can Lower Risk of Diabetes

A study of about 63,000 Danish boys measured their BMI at ages 7 and 13. By the time they reached age 30, 11% had developed type 2 diabetes. When overweight boys lost weight between ages 7 and 13 and maintained...

Artificial Sweeteners Not So Sweet

Sucralose is a popular non-caloric artificial sweetener thought to be safe. In a small, early study, researchers have shown its use may predispose people to metabolic syndrome. Dr. S. Sen, a senior study author, said, "The only part that's not there is...

Gene-editing Technology OK for Food Plants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will not regulate plants altered with gene-editing technology as long as the final product is something that could have been developed through traditional breeding techniques. It cannot be a plant pest or achieved with the help...

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