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January 2015

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No ‘scientific consensus’ on the safety of GMOs

An important joint statement by hundreds of independent scientists deconstructs the notion that there is ‘scientific consensus’ on the safety of GMOs

29 January, 2015
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Sugary drinks linked to earlier onset of menstruation

New evidence shows that girls who frequently consume sugary drinks tend to start their periods earlier and as a result raise their risk of breast cancer

28 January, 2015
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Cholesterol lowering effect of oat beta-glucan

Daily consumption of at least 3 grams of oat beta-glucan may reduce cholesterol levels, by more than previously thought, say scientists

28 January, 2015
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Loss of pollinators increases risk of malnutrition, disease

Scientists have made a direct connection between loss of bees and an increased risk of nutrient deficiencies – with worrying connections to diseases like measles and malaria.

27 January, 2015
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Nutritional supplements reduce hospital stays for those with lung disease

COPD patients receiving nutrition treatment in the hospital had reduced lengths of stay, hospital costs, and chances of returning to the hospital within 30-days

27 January, 2015
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Black ginger extract could help control psoriasis flares

Substances derived from the Asian black ginger plant applied topically can help calm inflammation and prevent psoriasis flare ups

22 January, 2015
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Citrus aroma may have cancer fighting properties

In a unique laboratory study German researchers have found that inhaling the aromatic compound citronellal can inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells.

20 January, 2015
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Intermittent fasting could be the best way to combat obesity

Restricting access to food to 8-12 hours rather than allowing constant access to food may help prevent and even reverse obesity and type 2 diabetes

20 January, 2015
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Sitting for long periods raises the risk of disease, death

The amount of time a person sits during the day is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and death, regardless of regular exercise,

20 January, 2015
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Blueberries a prescription for a healthy heart

New evidence shows that daily consumptions of blueberry powder can improve blood pressure and arterial health in postmenopausal women.

15 January, 2015