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Getting the Munchies for Hemp

Getting the Munchies for Hemp

More people are turning to hemp seeds as a source of healthy fats and protein, and as a sustainable crop.

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Tough and Tasty: Recasting a Resilient Weed as a Wild Edible

Tough and Tasty: Recasting a Resilient Weed as a Wild Edible

Find out why some residents of a drought-plagued state are welcoming a weed to their gardens—and their dinner plates.

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Cultural Pressure Encourages Poor Eating Habits In Immigrants

Cultural Pressure Encourages Poor Eating Habits In Immigrants

But the question remains, how do we make healthy eating cool?

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Should We Stop Telling People To Lose Weight?

Should We Stop Telling People To Lose Weight?

It makes intuitive sense that shifting focus toward healthy habits and away from body size would be a more effective strategy for long-term health, but fat loss (rather than weight loss) may still be a worthwhile target.

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Sugar To Blame For Increased Heart Disease Risk In Teens

Sugar To Blame For Increased Heart Disease Risk In Teens

Sugar consumption among adolescents has nearly doubled since the 1970s.

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The American Diet

The American Diet

I just finished reading Omnivore’s Dilemma. It mysteriously appeared on my desk a few months ago; someone who still is anonymous thought I should read it.

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Don't Forget about Life Style Choices

Don't Forget about Life Style Choices

As readers of this blog might remember, I was recently diagnosed with metabolic syndrome just as I was undergoing DNA testing. This was a wake up call in a couple of different ways.

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Producer's Notes: The Sweet Science of Chocolate

Producer's Notes: The Sweet Science of Chocolate

Join QUEST TV Associate Producer Jenny Oh for a taste of the latest chocolate science.

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Eat Less, Live Longer?

Eat Less, Live Longer?

Have we found the fountain of youth? Scientists are discovering ways to make animals live dramatically longer through calorie restriction — a diet that requires eating at least 30 percent fewer calories than normal. QUEST investigates why we age and what the societal costs are for living well beyond 100.

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