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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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How Nutritious Is Horse? The Other Red Meat

How Nutritious Is Horse? The Other Red Meat

Compared to lean beef, horse meat appears to have some nutritional advantages.

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D'OH! DHA Supplements Don't Reduce Alzheimer's Risks

D'OH! DHA Supplements Don't Reduce Alzheimer's Risks

Another promising dietary supplement fails to deliver protection against a target disease, this time Alzheimer's.

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How Do You Decaffeinate Tea?

How Do You Decaffeinate Tea?

Ever wonder how tea is decaffeinated?

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A Superfoods-laden Thanksgiving

A Superfoods-laden Thanksgiving

Four prominent Thanksgiving food items could be considered 'superfoods.' Are these on your table?

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Dried Plum Consumption Induces Bone Growth In Older Mice

Dried Plum Consumption Induces Bone Growth In Older Mice

New research from the UC San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center shows that eating high doses of dried plums (prunes) increases bone volume in adult and elderly male mice.

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Alice Waters' School Lunch Initiative Effective At Instilling Healthy Habits In Children

Alice Waters' School Lunch Initiative Effective At Instilling Healthy Habits In Children

A recent report issued by scientists from the Atkins Center for Weight and Health at UC Berkeley examined the impact of the School Lunch Initiative (SLI) on the eating behaviors of children transitioning from elementary school to middle school.

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