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Does Aspartame Cause Pre-Term Babies? Some EU Politicos Think So

Melanie Warner BNET The European Parliament has ignited a contentious new battle in the festering controversy over the safety of the artificial sweetener aspartame (also known as NutraSweet). Euro lawmakers have proposed a warning label for diet soda and other … Continue reading

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Blueberries and apples tied to lower diabetes risk

Aparna Narayanan Reuters Eating more blueberries, apples and pears may be linked to lower risk of diabetes, according to a new U.S. study. These fruits are loaded with flavonoids, a natural compound present in certain fruits, vegetables and grains, which … Continue reading

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Chocolate: the new medical food?

Keith Ayoob USA Today A scientific review of research looking at the effects of chocolate and cocoa on cardiovascular health, has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The good news There … Continue reading

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“Spam” meat tied to diabetes risk in Native Americans: study

Source: Reuters Native Americans who often ate processed meat in a can, generically known as “spam” and a common food on reservations, one subsidized by the government — had a two-fold increased risk of developing diabetes over those who ate … Continue reading

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Study: Caffeine May Alter Estrogen Levels in Women

Source: Time For women, that morning cup o’ joe may act as more than just a pick-me-up. New research shows that caffeine may alter women’s estrogen levels, and that such changes differ according to race. The study, published in the … Continue reading

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How much iodine is too much?

Source: Reuters Iodine deficiency is a major health problem worldwide, but a new study points to the potential downsides of too much iodine. Iodine is a mineral found in iodized salt, seafood, eggs, dairy and some breads. It is used … Continue reading

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Green tea lowers cholesterol, but only a little

Source: Reuters Drinking green tea seems to cut “bad” cholesterol, according to a fresh look at the medical evidence. The finding may help explain why green tea has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, the leading killer … Continue reading

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