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Article ID: 719056

Are plant-based meats healthier?

UW Medicine

As more fast food chains add vegan burger options to their menus, many might wonder if this is a healthier alternative to meat. Judy Simon, a UW Medicine dietitian, says some products do contain whole foods, like sweet potatoes or black beans. Take a look at the ingredient list. she advises. She cautions that some of the products have a lot of sodium, so you'll want to check the nutritional labels. "I just think it’s being aware of what you’re eating," she says.

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16-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719043

Meatballs might wreck the anti-cancer perks of tomato sauce

Ohio State University

Some of the anti-cancer benefits of tomatoes, specifically those from a compound called lycopene, could disappear when they’re eaten with iron-rich foods, according to a new study from The Ohio State University.

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16-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Heart-Healthy Forager-Farmers in Lowland Bolivia Are Changing Diets and Gaining Weight

Article ID: 718958

Heart-Healthy Forager-Farmers in Lowland Bolivia Are Changing Diets and Gaining Weight

Baylor University

A group of forager-farmers in Bolivia’s tropical forests — known for having remarkable cardiovascular health and low blood pressure — experienced changes in body mass and diet over a nine-year period, with increased use of cooking oil being the most notable dietary change.

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16-Sep-2019 4:30 AM EDT
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    11-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718792

How Can We Feed the World Without Overwhelming the Planet?

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

A new study published in nature Sustainability proposes alternative hunger eradication strategies that will not compromise environmental protection.

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10-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 718575

‘Yo-yo’ Dieting May Provide Metabolic Health Benefits

American Physiological Society (APS)

Repeatedly losing and regaining weight may lead to improved insulin levels and lower body fat percentages in the long term, even during weight regain phases.

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10-Sep-2019 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718674

Researchers Identify Negative Impacts of Food Insecurity on Children’s Health

American University

A new paper by researchers at the Boston University School of Social Work and American University’s School of Public Affairs confirms the negative impact of food insecurity on child health, suggesting the urgent need for policies to combat this problem.

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9-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 718672

Fatty foods necessary for vitamin E absorption, but not right away

Oregon State University

A fresh look at how to best determine dietary guidelines for vitamin E has produced a surprising new finding: Though the vitamin is fat soluble, you don't have to consume fat along with it for the body to absorb it.

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9-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Native foods are key to preserving rodent gut bacteria in captivity
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    8-Sep-2019 8:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 718522

Native foods are key to preserving rodent gut bacteria in captivity

University of Utah

If a woodrat is in captivity and is eating an artificial diet, that finely tuned gut microbiome changes. In a paper published in the International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal

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5-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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    5-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 718333

Taxing Sweetened Drinks by the Amount of Sugar Could Cut Obesity & Boost Economic Gains

New York University

Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages by the amount of sugar they contain, rather than by the liquid volume of these drinks, as several U.S. cities currently do, could produce even greater health benefits and economic gains, a team of researchers has concluded.

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3-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 718393

Vitamin D: How much is too much of a good thing?

University of Calgary

When bare skin is exposed to sunlight, it makes Vitamin D, which is needed by our bodies to absorb calcium and ensure strong, healthy bones.

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3-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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