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Human Dietary Supplement Linked to Longer Life in Mice

An over-the-counter supplement designed to ease osteoarthritis prolonged the lifespan of lab mice by nearly a tenth, scientists said Tuesday.

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Glenn Greenwald Clears Up Questions Regarding NSA Reporting

The journalist puts several “false assumptions” to rest regarding stories based on Edward Snowden’s leaks; Alcoholics Anonymous is highly unsuccessful and overrated; meanwhile, scientists figure out what’s the best diet out there. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 READ MORE



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Everyone’s Getting Fatter, So Why Do We Still Believe Anything We’ve Been Told About Diets?

Obesity has “more than doubled” and diabetes quadrupled in the U.S. since the government issued advice as to what a “healthy diet” contains. So why on earth are we still taking in the faulty science? And where did these deadly misconceptions come from?

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Eat Your Vegetables. Really.

Vegetarians were found to have a lower risk of death from any cause and males saw benefits for cardiovascular health.

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Grab a Fork, Mealworm Time Is Approaching

Bad news, meat lovers and occasional carnivores. Insects could become the sustainable meat of the future if world leaders do nothing and global warming remakes the climate.

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Diet, Not Exercise, Key to Obesity, Scientists Find

Using a Tanzanian tribe as a stand-in for ancient humans, an international group of scientists determined that the hunter-gatherers burned calories no better than we fat, slobby Westerners, when corrected for size. This suggests that overeating is more to blame for obesity than the modern sedentary lifestyle.

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We’re Fatter Than We Thought

New study, new round of bad news. Researchers have determined that the level of obesity in the U.S. is being dramatically underreported. The current, too-conservative estimate already says that one in three Americans is obese, so this may be one time you don’t want to click “Read more.”

Posted on Apr 3, 2012 READ MORE


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Even More Good News About Chocolate

This could be a particularly rich example of how scientific study results can be read in seemingly contradictory ways, as what we have here is research that purports to find a possible link between consuming chocolate and staying thin.

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 READ MORE



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Red Meat Takes Another Hit in Health Study

Does even the occasional hamburger spell doom for meat enthusiasts? The connection may not be quite that clear, but a new wide-ranging study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine makes the case that carnivores might want to seriously scale back their intake of red meat or sub in poultry or fish for the sake of their life span.

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 READ MORE


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Pressure Is On to Tighten the Pentagon’s Waist

Does the Defense Department’s budget make the Pentagon look fat? Some officials believe so, as political and economic pressure to cut the U.S. military’s bloated spending habit has stirred the first serious debate on the Pentagon’s budget since 2001’s terrorist attacks.

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Science Diet: It’s in the Genes

Low carb or low fat? Diet trends have led to diet debate. Luckily, some actual scientists are weighing in. The preliminary results of a small study suggest that some of us just process food differently, and picking the right diet based on a gene test could shed two to three times more weight.

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Spanish Gov’t to Set Limits on Diet-Related TV Ads

The Spanish government is cracking down on television advertising that promotes weight-loss products and other related goods and services, including plastic surgery, by creating legislation that would bar the ads from being shown until after 10 p.m.

Posted on Jan 21, 2010 READ MORE


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Unemployment Hits a 26-Year High

Just as the Labor Day weekend arrives comes word that the U.S. economy shed another 216,000 jobs last month, pushing the unemployment rate up to a 26-year high of 9.7 percent.

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N.Y. Governor Gets Tough on Soft Drinks

Want a soda with that? It’ll cost you, if what you’re after is a non-diet drink and you happen to be in New York, thanks to a controversial tax plan that Gov. David Paterson has cooked up to combat rising obesity rates in his home state.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008 READ MORE


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The Miseducation of ‘Miss Bimbo’

Things were already mighty grim for girls in terms of media-generated role models, but the online game “Miss Bimbo” represents a new low. Based on a script concocted by “lads,” Miss Bimbo challenges girl gamers to master the art of bodily manipulation via dieting and plastic surgery to—what else?—hook a man.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008 READ MORE


You Are More Than What You Eat

Remember when eating was an art, not a science? Remember when food wasn’t medicine? Remember when food didn’t need to be defended? ... Remember the good old days?

Posted on Feb 14, 2008 READ MORE


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Farewell, Wild Oats!

Natural supermarket giant Whole Foods announced Wednesday it would gobble up smaller rival chain Wild Oats. The marketplace for natural and organic food has grown increasingly competitive, a reality that has plagued Whole Foods in recent months.

Posted on Feb 21, 2007 READ MORE


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Pat Roberston Diet Shake Leads to Alleged Death Threat

Pat Robertson’s “age-defying” weight loss shake may be more trouble than it’s worth. Phillip Busch, who is suing Robertson for exploiting his image to sell the product on his “700 Club” talk show, says the televangelist walked into court and told him, “I am going to kill you and your family.”
(h/t: Largest Minority)

Posted on Feb 11, 2007 READ MORE


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Study Links Higher IQ to Vegetarianism

A study emerging from Britain claims the IQs of kids who grew up to become vegetarians were an average of five points higher. There was no difference measured between full-blown vegetarians and those who ate chicken or fish (does that even count as vegetarianism?).

Posted on Dec 14, 2006 READ MORE


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Christian Weight Loss Programs Booming

Apparently the programs’ emphasis on group support and, like Alcoholics Anonymous, deference to a higher power aid some people in losing weight. But a Yale diet expert is extremely skeptical. 

Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


Mediterraneans Have All the Fun, Fewer Heart Attacks

According to Reuters: “Mediterranean-style diets, rich in healthy fats from olive oil or nuts, may be better for the heart than low-fat regimens, a new study shows.”

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Diet Soda Drinkers Rejoice: No Cancer Link to Aspartame

The results of a big European study of the artificial sweetener confirm those of a huge U.S. study released last month, which found no link to cancer.
Go ahead, pop that Diet. Mr Pibbs.

Posted on May 5, 2006 READ MORE


Go Ahead, Eat That Foie Gras!

A landmark study has concluded that a low-fat diet does not reduce the risk of getting cancer or heart disease. | story or read the reports
Don’t start mainlining lard just yet. The next study is surely just around the corner….

Posted on Feb 8, 2006 READ MORE


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