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Breastfeeding may expose infants to toxic chemicals

It is the first study to show the extent to which PFASs are transferred to babies through breast milk, and to quantify their levels over time. The results suggest that breast milk is a major source of PFAS exposure during infancy.

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Semi-veggie diet effectively lowers heart disease, stroke risk

American Heart Association encourages eating foods low in saturated and trans fats and sodium, and limiting added sugars and red meats. A pro-vegetarian diet, one that has a higher proportion of plant-based foods compared to animal-based foods is linked to lower risks of dying from heart disease and stroke

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Drinking a lot of beer increases exposure to mycotoxins

Researchers from the University of Valencia have analysed the mycotoxins produced by certain microscopic fungi in the beer and dried fruits, such as figs and raisins, confirming that these products meet food regulations. Only for heavy beer drinkers – who drink more than a litre a day –, the contribution of this commodity to the daily intake is not negligible, approaching or even exceeding the safety levels

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Tetrahydrocannabinol in milk and other food of animal origin

Tetrahydrocannabinol is derived from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. The exposure to via consumption of milk and dairy products, resulting from the use of hemp seed-derived feed materials at the reported concentrations, is unlikely to pose a health concern

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Nitrofurans and their metabolites in food

Nitrofurans are not authorised for use in food-producing animals in the European Union (EU), but furazolidone, nitrofurantoin and nitrofurazone may be used in human medicine

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Dietary guidelines for Americans shouldn’t place limits on total fat

For obesity prevention, recommended shifting the focus from total fat intake to adoption of a healthier food-based dietary pattern with more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seafood and beans; and fewer meats, sugars, and refined grains

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Mediterranean Diet cuts heart disease risk by nearly half

Adults who closely followed the Mediterranean diet were 47% less likely to develop heart disease over a 10-year period compared to similar adults who did not closely follow the diet

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Lycopene may ward off kidney cancer in older women

A higher intake by postmenopausal women of the natural antioxidant lycopene, found in foods like tomatoes, watermelon and papaya, may lower the risk of renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer

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We need to protect children from pesticides

Limiting pesticide use and promotion of non-toxic alternatives are important for reducing exposure, but education is equally crucial. Protect children from pesticides!,

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Benefits of alcohol consumption differ by blacks and whites

Although moderate alcohol consumption appears to lower mortality risk among whites, it may not have the same protective effect among blacks, and its potential benefits also may vary by gender

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Faster heart rate linked to diabetes risk

An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests that heart rate measures could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes

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Phages transducing antibiotic resistance detected in chicken meat

Researchers from the Vetmeduni Vienna found phages in chicken meat that are able to transfer antimicrobial resistance to bacteria. Phages are viruses that exclusively infect bacteria and are therefore harmless to humans. However, phages can contribute to the spread of antimicrobial resistance

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Extracts from leftover coffee grounds are full of antioxidants

High levels of phenols in coffee grounds. They have the potential to serve as additives to enhance the potential health effects of other food products

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Best Herbal Memory Boosters Supplements

Herbal memory supplements or herbal memory boosters are the combination of different herbs which have magical effects on human health

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Oleocanthal in extra virgin olive oil rapidly and selectively induces cancer cell death

Oleocanthal, a phenolic compound in extra virgin olive oil, induced both primary necrotic and apoptotic cell death via induction of lysosomal membrane permeabilization. Lysosomal membrane stabiltiy represents a novel approach to induce cancer-specific cell death

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Highly processed foods linked to addictive eating

Unprocessed foods, with no added fat or refined carbohydrates like brown rice and salmon, were not associated with addictive-like eating behavior. Future research should examine whether addictive foods are capable of triggering changes in brain circuitry and behavior like drugs of abuse

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The beneficial effects of low-calorie diets on healthy aging

Altering perception of feeding state may promote healthy aging. The new finding could have significant public health implications, given that aging is the central risk factor for the majority of complex diseases

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Risky diet for kidney disease patients

According to the researchers, the Kidney dysfunction can go on to hamper the organ’s power to eliminate the acid from the body, which results in a high acid condition known as metabolic acidosis

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