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Researchers: Soda Induces Teen Violence

A behavioral study of Boston-area high school students supports the “Twinkie Defense” by providing a link between high levels of consumption of carbonated non-diet soft drinks and violent behavior in teens.

Researchers Find Way To Prevent Over-Snacking

Adults may find it intuitive to choose larger portions of dishes, like salad, and smaller amounts of filling foods, like pasta or meat, when assembling a meal. But do children have the same common sense when it comes to portion sizes?

Don’t Let The Kids Drink The Kool-Aid by Marybeth Hicks

Maybe you can’t tell a book by its cover, but the jacket of Don’t Let The Kids Drink The Kool-Aid by Marybeth Hicks doesn’t inspire much confidence. On the front jacket, just beneath the book’s title, a youngster lies on a hardwood floor, chin in hands, elbows on floor, contentedly absorbed in watching a Presidential speech on television. And you have to wonder what alternative universe gave birth to that image.

Wisconsin Bull

A Wisconsin judge has ruled that people in that State have no “fundamental right” to consume any food, own or use dairy cows or consume the milk their cows produce, without government permission. Wisconsin is one of the most restrictive States in the nation where the consumption of raw milk is concerned.

Vitamin C May Provide Relief For Kids With Asthma

In a clinical trial, researchers at Tanta University in Egypt and the University of Helsinki in Finland determined when and under what conditions children may benefit the most from a daily dose of vitamin C.

Walnuts May Be An Important Part Of Anti-Cancer Diet

Many individuals make sure to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day in order to obtain an array of potentially cancer-fighting antioxidants. Researchers at Marshall University conducted a study which suggests that walnuts may also help keep cells healthy.

One Portion-Controlled Meal Per Day May Lead To Weight Loss

A diet does not have to involve a drastic overhaul of eating habits, as new research reveals that just one portion-controlled meal daily can make a big difference in weight loss over a year.

Gut Viruses Highly Influenced By Diet

The medical community remains unsure how the host of viruses present in the human gut contributes to health and disease, but recent research suggests that diet has a lot to do with viral populations in the intestine.

Cholesterol-Lowering Food Tops Low-Fat

People counseled to eat cholesterol-lowering food such as soy and nuts had lower cholesterol than those on a low-fat diet, researchers in Canada say. The study says those who ate the cholesterol-lowering diet had a greater drop in their LDL, “bad,” cholesterol levels.

Moderate Drinking Reduces Dementia Risk

Moderate drinking — no more than two drinks a day for men and one for women — reduces risk of dementia and cognitive impairment, U.S. researchers say. Wine was more beneficial than beer or spirits.


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