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Eating And Health

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Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.

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How Big Sugar Steered Research On A 'Tooth Decay Vaccine'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Though it never panned out, the sugar industry backed research to develop a vaccine to fight tooth decay, old industry documents reveal. Researchers say the goal was to deflect efforts to limit sugar.

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Morning Edition

Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

We have different clocks in virtually every organ of our bodies. But living against the clock — eating late at night or working overnight — may set the stage for weight gain and chronic disease.

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Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren't eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.

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Snow Is Delicious. But Is It Dangerous To Eat?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Some winter lovers see snow as a local and seasonal specialty that goes well with cream and sugar. But is it more like an adventure in extreme eating? As with many wild foods, it's a bit of both.

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Dump The Lumps: The World Health Organization Says Eat Less Sugar

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

WHO says there's strong evidence that excessive sugar is bad for us. So it's recommending that we cut back significantly.

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McDonald's Says It Won't Be Serving Chicken Raised On Antibiotics

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Over the next two years, McDonald's will transition its U.S. restaurants to a new antibiotics policy. Several of the chain's competitors have also committed to curb antibiotics in their supply chain.

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Tea Tuesdays: Kenyan Farmers See Green In The Color Purple

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Kenya has spent 25 years developing a purple "supertea" with high levels of antioxidants. The hope is that the tea will appeal to health-minded consumers and revive the country's struggling industry.

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Will The Dietary Guidelines Consider The Planet? The Fight Is On

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A panel of nutrition experts recommends a diet lower in meat in part because it's better for the Earth. But the meat industry says environmental policy doesn't belong in nutrition guidelines.

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All Things Considered

Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

Monday, February 23, 2015

Babies who ate the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter weekly were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. So finds a landmark new study.

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Have Big-Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

Friday, February 20, 2015

A study argues that the density of restaurants and large-scale food retailers in parts of the U.S. has been a major factor in the rise of obesity. But some see it as a "chicken and egg" problem.

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Why Some States Want To Legalize Raw Milk Sales

Friday, February 20, 2015

Selling unpasteurized milk across state lines is illegal because it poses a threat to public health. But raw milk sales are growing nonetheless. Legalization would let states regulate a risky market.

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All Things Considered

Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. It also found that most people are not consuming too much cholesterol.

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Morning Edition

Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Nestle says it's removing artificial flavors and dyes from its chocolate candies, and Hershey's says it's shifting to simpler ingredients. The moves come amid growing demand for natural food.

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How Marijuana Highjacks Your Brain To Give You The Munchies

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Where there's pot, there's often an insatiable hunger. Now researchers have a big clue why: Cannabinoids, the drug in marijuana, appear to flip a neural circuit that normally tells us we're full.

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All Things Considered

America Loves Smoothies And The Frozen Foods Industry Knows It

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Less than a decade ago, American consumers tended to buy frozen fruit as a dessert topping. But the smoothie craze changed how Americans eat frozen fruit — and pushed sales above $1 billion a year.

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Taking Stock Of Bone Broth: Sorry, No Cure-All Here

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

There's an outbreak of bone broth fever in the U.S., with proponents raving about its nourishing and healing properties. But there isn't much in the way of science to back up some of the claims.

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Scientists Want To Trick The Gut Into Burning Fat Without Food

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Researchers say they've discovered a way to jump-start fat burning by switching on the digestion process without the presence of food. So far, it has only been tested in mice.

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Would You Eat At A Restaurant That Skipped The Hand-Washing?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Apparently, making restaurant workers wash their hands before exiting the bathroom is a sign of regulation gone overboard. At least that's what Republican Sen. Thom Tillis suggested on Monday.

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Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

With help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford University is launching a cooking program to teach students the basics of choosing groceries, cooking and eating healthy.

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