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Will American diners downsize, given the option?

February 10th, 2012

Americans may be more accustomed to up-sizing, but at least one study has found that diners will opt for smaller portions, given the choice.

The Tulane University study, published in Health Affairs this month, wanted to compare two methods of getting people to eat less. Their premise: That the calorie counts listed on menus do little to deter overeating, but that actual smaller portions might.

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Hormones in the environment causing fish to feminize; could lead to cancers in humans

October 13th, 2009

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Just when we got clear of growth hormones in our milk, now comes news that estrogens and other hormones are floating around our waterways, interfering with the biological functions of fish and wildlife — and causing yet untallied health issues for humans.

These synthetic and natural hormones from plastics, pesticides and prescription drugs that have been flushed into sewer systems are “seeping into rivers and streams and having unintended consequences on wildlife, causing some male fish to become feminized and lay eggs,” according to a news release promoting a conference on the subject.

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