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Daily Consumption of DIET Soda Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes By 67%
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Drinking diet soda at least daily is associated with significantly greater risks for select incident components of the metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) and type 2 diabetes, according to the results of an observational study.

Fast Food Restaurants Linked to Overall Community Stroke Incidence
Posted: Saturday, February 21, 2009
Fast food restaurants, the common enemy of nearly all health conscious individuals and organizations, has recently been linked on a macro-scale, to strokes. According to a recent study, the number of fast food restaurants in a neighborhood, is directly linked to the number of strokes within that community, though the exact reason is unknown.

Omega-3 Helps Protect The Liver and Increase Insulin Tolerance in Obese
Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Omega-3 fatty acids help protect the liver against obesity related damage, primarily caused by insulin resistance. The recent study further supports past research that suggests omega-3 fatty acids should become more prominent in general daily diets, but especially for obese individuals.

Eggs Linked To Increased Diabetes Risk
Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
In a long-term study of 57,000 U.S. adults, researchers found that those who ate an egg a day were 58 percent to 77 percent more likely than non-egg-eaters to develop type 2 diabetes.

Eggs Provide Energy, Muscle Strength and Appetite Control
Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009
A recent meta-analysis of more than two dozen protein studies, has concluded that the "high-quality" proteins found within eggs, have unique and profound benefits for active individuals.

Fructose-Sweetened Beverages Raise Risk of CVD for Obese Individuals
Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009
Obese individuals, who are already at significantly increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), have a pronounced rise in another CVD risk factor, blood triglyceride levels, after consuming fructose-sweetened beverages.

Common Potato Chip and French Fry Component Linked to Heart Disease
Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009
It's no secret that potato chips and french fries are often high in fat, and generally not good for one's health. A recent study has provided further reason to limit the intake of these foods, with the discovery that acrylamide, a chemical found in relative abundance in chips and fries, directly increases the risk of heart disease.

Warnings About Popular Energy Drinks
Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2009
Energy drinks, such as Red Bull, have been increasing in popularity in recent years, especially amongst young individuals. The popularity extends across professional, athletic, and social environments, and has led recent study author Dr. Stéphanie Côté to state that "energy drinks are the coffee of a new generation."

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Antioxidants Help Fight Against Breast Cancer
Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2009
Certain antioxidants within extra virgin olive oil may contain properties that help fight against breast cancer, according to a recently published study.

Green Tea Inhibits Cancer Drug
Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009
The benefits of green tea are well known and highly publicized, but a recent research group has found that some components of green tea block the positive effects of a commonly prescribed cancer drug.

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