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Boosting 'good' cholesterol useless, study finds

Washingtonpost.com | May 26, 11 at 12:34 PM

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Boosting 'good' cholesterol useless, study finds

Boosting “good” cholesterol does not protect against heart attacks and strokes, according to an eagerly awaited study that was abruptly stopped when the outcome became clear, officials said Thursday. The federally funded study of more than 3,400 U.S. adults...

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High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Programs Child for Future Diabetes, Study Suggests

sciencedaily.com | May 25, 11 at 10:35 PM

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High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Programs Child for Future Diabetes, Study Suggests

A high-fat diet during pregnancy may program a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic, says a new University of Illinois study published in the Journal of Physiology. We found that exposure to...

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Reports Detail More Drug Industry Ties to Medical Societies

ProPublica.org | Nicholas Kusnetz, ProPublica | May 20, 11 at 12:49 PM

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Reports Detail More Drug Industry Ties to Medical Societies

As we reported earlier this month, there are often deep financial ties between professional medical societies and the drug and medical device industries. This week, other news outlets chimed in, detailing how recommendations made by two medical societies raise...

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Dollars for Doctors: Financial Ties Bind Medical Societies to Drug and Device Makers

propublica.org | May 6, 11 at 10:25 AM

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Dollars for Doctors: Financial Ties Bind Medical Societies to Drug and Device Makers

SAN FRANCISCO — From the time they arrived to the moment they laid their heads on hotel pillows, the thousands of cardiologists attending this week’s Heart Rhythm Society conference have been bombarded with pitches for drugs and medical devices. St....

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Study: Fish oil increases aggressive prostate cancer

April 26, 11 at 06:41 AM

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Study: Fish oil increases aggressive prostate cancer

Study after study shows omega-3 fatty acids, like those found in fish oil, are great for the heart. But new research suggests the same may not be true for men’s prostates. Researchers with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in...

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Pregnant women exposed to pesticides have children with slightly lower IQ, studies show

latimes.com | Marissa Cevallos | April 25, 11 at 10:31 AM

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Pregnant women exposed to pesticides have children with slightly lower IQ, studies show

Pesticides on fruits and vegetables may be harmful to a developing fetus — slightly. Children whose mothers were exposed to low doses of a specific class of pesticides may have a slightly lower IQ in later childhood, three new studies suggest....

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An apple a day keeps bad cholesterol away

consumerreports.org | April 25, 11 at 09:26 AM

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An apple a day keeps bad cholesterol away

Here’s a heart-healthy reason to prescribe yourself an apple a day: Women who ate dried apples every day for a year lowered their LDL (bad) cholesterol by 23 percent, according to a study funded by the U.S. Department of...

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Sugar Is a Poison, Says UCSF Obesity Expert

April 25, 11 at 08:44 AM

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Sugar Is a Poison, Says UCSF Obesity Expert

The rise of obesity is usually blamed on too much eating and not enough exercising, but Robert Lustig, MD, a UC San Francisco pediatric neuroendocrinologist, asks us to look beyond the obvious. Yes, more Americans are overweight today than 30...

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How Western Diets Are Making The World Sick

npr.org | March 25, 11 at 11:07 PM

How Western Diets Are Making The World Sick

In an essay published last November in Canada's Maisonneuve journal, physician Kevin Patterson described his experiences working as an internist-intensivist at the Canadian Combat Surgical Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan. One detail he noticed: The Afghan soldiers, police and civilians he...

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Study: Food is the cause of ADHD - Change the diet, cure the kid

npr.org | March 12, 11 at 07:46 AM

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Study: Food is the cause of ADHD - Change the diet, cure the kid

Hyperactivity. Fidgeting. Inattention. Impulsivity. If your child has one or more of these qualities on a regular basis, you may be told that he or she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. If so, they'd be among about 10 percent of...

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Scientists find link between maternal diet and diabetes

bbc.co.uk | March 9, 11 at 08:58 PM

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Scientists find link between maternal diet and diabetes

Editor's note: Note that this article mentions animal studies. We see animal studies receiving attention in the media, and we see government bodies sometimes basing nutritional policy on such work, at least in part. Because this kind of information is...

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Studies: Overweight is major risk factor for cancer

latimes.com | March 8, 11 at 08:19 AM

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Studies: Overweight is major risk factor for cancer

Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese and, according to a growing body of evidence, at greater risk of getting, and dying of, cancer. 'Obesity is almost like the new smoking,' says one expert. Two out of three adult Americans...

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Are you overweight? It's because of the food you choose to eat (VIDEO)

vegsource.com | March 8, 11 at 08:13 AM

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Are you overweight? It's because of the food you choose to eat (VIDEO)

Are you overweight?  Maybe just a little?  Maybe a lot? Guess what: being even a little overweight is dangerous to your health. Here are studies from just the past 30 days: Obesity Alone Raises Risk of Fatal Heart Attack and...

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Study: An Apple a Day Extends Life 10%

sciencedaily.com | March 8, 11 at 07:54 AM

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Study: An Apple a Day Extends Life 10%

Editor's note: Note that this article mentions animal studies. We see animal studies receiving attention in the media, and we see government bodies sometimes basing nutritional policy on such work, at least in part. Because this kind of information is...

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Study: Aspirin a day linked with erectile dysfunction -- oops!

latimes.com | March 4, 11 at 11:33 AM

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Study: Aspirin a day linked with erectile dysfunction -- oops!

Editor's Note: Hey guys, might want to stick to popping plants instead of popping pills. Ouch! Daily use of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly known as NSAIDs, is associated with a 22% increase in the risk of erectile dysfunction, Kaiser...

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Study: Diabetes medicine will kill you quick

webmd.com | March 3, 11 at 06:35 PM

Read More: diabetes, heart attack, medication, stroke

Editor's Note: John McDougall MD has been citing research like this for years. If you have diabetes and want to get healthy and live longer, forget the pills. They will kill you faster than the disease. Avoid the medical-industrial complex....

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How to Keep David Letterman (and yourself) Off the Operating Table

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD | March 1, 11 at 09:24 AM

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How to Keep David Letterman (and yourself) Off the Operating Table

Editor's Note: Here's an Op-ed piece by Dr. Esselstyn that the New York Times doesn't want you to read. Last Friday night Barbara Walters television special highlighted six celebrities and their thoughts and emotions surrounding their open heart surgery.  Barbara...

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Study: Sugary drinks raise your blood pressure

cnn.com | February 28, 11 at 06:19 PM

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Study: Sugary drinks raise your blood pressure

Drinking a lot of soda and other sugary beverages has been linked to an increased risk of obesity and diabetes, among other health problems. Here's another reason to cut back: A new study suggests that even one sweetened drink per...

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BITTMAN: McDonald's oatmeal: more sugar than Snickers bar, costs more than double-cheeseburger. Why?

Mark Bittman | February 24, 11 at 06:54 AM

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BITTMAN: McDonald's oatmeal: more sugar than Snickers bar, costs more than double-cheeseburger. Why?

There’s a feeling of inevitability in writing about McDonald’s latest offering, their “bowl full of wholesome” — also known as oatmeal. The leading fast-food multinational, with sales over $16.5 billion a year (just under the GDP of Afghanistan), represents a...

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Heart doctors proselytize for vegetarian diets

timesdispatch.com | Bill Lohmann | February 19, 11 at 09:17 AM

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Heart doctors proselytize for vegetarian diets

Here, it seems, is a surefire business-losing proposition: A cardiac surgeon learns firsthand how to stop and even reverse heart disease and starts proselytizing about it, thus potentially reducing the number of patients needing to have him open their chests...

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