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Environmental factors hold the key to better prevention of breast cancer, report says

February 13th, 2013

A national report on the state of breast cancer treatment and prevention has concluded that too little attention is being paid to the environmental triggers that lead to breast cancer, whose incidence continues to rise. Among those factors are BPA, pesticides and alcohol consumption.

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People who skip breakfast tend to weigh more; sugary drinks and snacks partly to blame

July 5th, 2012

Breakfast is important. You’ve likely heard this before, and now, the evidence is growing.

Research shows that the 18 percent of Americans older than 2 who regularly skip breakfast tend to weigh more and have other unhealthy habits, like eating too many sugary drinks or snacks, according to food experts speaking at the Institute of Food Technologists 2012 annual meeting in Las Vegas.

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‘Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Eating for Kids’ informs without preaching

August 4th, 2010

Any American who has ever been interested in vegan- or vegetarianism knows how difficult this lifestyle can be in a country saturated with fast-food joints, steakhouses, and other eateries where hamburgers, sausages, and the like are de rigueur. Adding children to the mix only complicates matters. With The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Eating for Kids, food journalist Dana Villamagna, writing with her husband, Andrew, M.D., argues that eating vegan is healthier for you, your kids, and the environment – and it doesn’t have to be a challenge.

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A big question: Is our love of sweets and high-fat food an addiction?

March 26th, 2010

Is America’s obesity problem really a problem of addictive behavior?

Is America’s obesity problem really a problem of addictive behavior?

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Could it be that Overeaters Anonymous got it right? That our modern love of fatty, sugary foods is not just a fleeting affair but a fatal attraction – or more precisely, an addiction?

If this were the case, it would place America’s obesity problem in a whole new light, one that cries out for solutions to help people avoid slipping into an addictive behavior that leads to a host of medical problems, from heart disease to diabetes.

In a study published Sunday in the online journal Nature Neuroscience, researchers at Scripps Research Institute in Florida, looked at the biological underpinnings of unhealthy eating by giving lab rats unlimited access to high-fat, high-sugar foods.

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Try drinking your greens on a cleansing liquid diet

May 20th, 2009

By Christopher Peake Green Right Now How’s this for a Sunday morning breakfast: 6 ounces of a dark red drink of kale, beet, carrot, apple and ginger? Actually, it wasn’t as awful as it sounds; in fact I could taste the clean ginger. (Curious about the taste? The dominant flavor was beet and the taste [...]

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