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Reach for ice cream when you’re feeling down? Sugar-laden, high-fat foods are comforting, but least likely to benefit mental health

Reach for ice cream when you’re feeling down? Sugar-laden, high-fat foods are comforting, but least likely to benefit mental health

New York Times | 
[O]ver the years, a growing body of research has provided intriguing hints about the ways in which foods may affect ...
Cancer and cocktails? Physician groups urge that alcohol should carry a warning label

Cancer and cocktails? Physician groups urge that alcohol should carry a warning label

New York Times | 
In recent years, a growing number of medical and public health groups have introduced public awareness campaigns warning people to ...
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Why intermittent fasting often doesn’t work

New York Times | 
Many followers of the [intermittent fasting] diet, which has been popularized in best-selling diet books and touted by celebrities, routinely ...
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Fast carbs: Do the products of modern agriculture short circuit your biology to make you fat and diabetic?

New York Times | 
In recent weeks, foods of all kinds have flown off the shelves at grocery stores as Americans stocked up to ...
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Diet wars: Heavy meat consumption carries ‘small but increased’ cardiovascular disease risk, study finds

New York Times | 
[In October 2019], the Annals of Internal Medicine published a controversial report that encouraged people not to worry about the ...

Large supplement maker adopting DNA testing to verify ingredients

New York Times | 
NBTY, one of the nation’s largest makers of popular supplements like ginkgo biloba and ginseng, has agreed to conduct advanced ...
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Techno-pressed societies sleep no less than primitive ones

New York Times | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  For years, public health ...

Research doesn’t support fish oil’s supposed benefits for cardiovascular health

New York Times | 
Fish oil is now the third most widely used dietary supplement in the United States, after vitamins and minerals, according ...

Children and Hispanics at highest risk for fatty liver disease

New York Times | 
Despite major gains in fighting hepatitis C and other chronic liver conditions, public health officials are now faced with a ...

DNA tests show adulteration, contamination, and mislabeling of herbal supplements

New York Times | 
Americans spend an estimated $5 billion a year on unproven herbal supplements that promise everything from fighting off colds to curbing hot flashes and ...
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