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Wanna eat more healthy? Stay home

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A study published January 29th online in The Journal of Nutrition had a conclusion that anyone with even an ounce of functioning brain matter would have known: Eating out is a recipe for poor nutrition. In this study researchers looked at information from a sample of more than 35,000 American adults who filled out questionnaires […]

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It’s true: People do lie in surveys

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The reason so much established nutrition info gets over-turned, often dramatically, is that so many nutrition study results are, well, let’s just say, faulty. Why? Because the findings are based on asking people to report what they eat (or ate) and besides the fact that people have very faulty memories for things that don’t matter […]

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Follow the money

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Here’s a shock. A study from Stanford University concludes that studies about tanning that are “financially linked to the tanning industry are significantly more likely to downplay the risks and highlight perceived benefits of indoor tanning than studies without such ties.” And so are studies about walnuts that are funded by the walnut growers. And […]

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Good news or bad: You decide

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According to just-released figures from UK health authorities, prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in England, having for the first time overtaken breast cancer in terms of prevalence in England, followed then by lung cancer at number 3, and bowel cancer at number 4. So is that good news? Or bad? I […]