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GreatO-Ground-Beef omega3Most people add fish to their diet to get Omega-3 fatty acids into their diet.  But thanks to new resarch, you may be able to reach for a hamburger to get your daily does of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Jim Drouillard, professor of animal sciences and industry Kansas State Univerity, developed a technique that enriches ground beef with omega-3 fatty acids. The Omega-3 enriched ground beef is named GreatO Premium Ground Beef and is being sold through Manhattan, Kan.-based company NBO3 Technologies LLC. The Omega-3 enriched ground beef will be available mid-February 2013 at select retailers in Buffalo, N.Y., and expand to leading retailers and restaurants nationwide later this year.

Friday, 08 February 2013 12:25
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tomatojuiceTomatoes, which are rich in lycopenes, a potent type of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound, have been shown by a number of previous studies to improve antioxidant defenses and reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 00:00
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santa diabetesFor most people, overeating and drinking at holiday parties will just result in weight gain. However, for millions of others who do not know they have type 2 diabetes, it could mean something much more serious.

“As tempting and tasty as it might be, eating high fat foods with excess calories, carbohydrates and salt will put people who don’t know they have the disease at great risk,” said Dr. Dale J. Hamilton, an endocrinologist and diabetes specialist with The Methodist Hospital in Houston. “The most common cause of death from type 2 diabetes is heart disease and stroke.”

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 00:00
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shirtless-man-holding-supplements-scale-measuring-tapeAmino acids are the building blocks of proteins and muscle tissue. All types of physiological processes relating to sport - energy, recovery, muscle / strength gains and fat loss, as well as mood and brain function - are intimately and critically linked to amino acids. It's no wonder amino acids have become major players in athletes' supplementation, especially among bodybuilders. 

Sunday, 17 November 2013 00:00
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baby drinking sodaDaily Soda Drinking Habit VERY Common According to New Gallup Poll

For about half of U.S. adults, soda is a daily drink, according to a new Gallup poll.

The Gallup Soda poll finds that 48 percent of U.S. adults say they drink at least one glass of soda a day. 56 percent of 18 to 34 year olds drink at least one glass of soda a day.

The poll is the first from Gallup to measure daily soda consumption.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00
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childhood-obesity kids eating chinese takeout foodOne in five American children will be obese by 2020 if current trends constinue, obesity researchers reported online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Thursday, 21 June 2012 00:00
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Is Pom Wonderful Pomegranate Juice Really So Wonderful?POM Wonderful, maker of pomegranate juices and products, has been ordered by a federal judge to stop its misleading marketing campaigns. POM Wonderful’s health messages lead consumers to believe that POM Wonderful's pomegranate juice can treat, prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer, and/or erectile dysfunction. While POM Wonderful's pomegranate juice may be healthy and reduce the risk of certain diseases, the company did not provide enough scientific evidence to make such health claims.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:00
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Convenient Famous Cupcakes Dangerous for Dieters

sprinkles vending machineSprinkles, the Beverly Hills cupcake bakery that helped inspire the craze for higher end gourmet cupcakes, just launched a Sprinkles cupcake dispensing machine at its flagship Beverly Hills store.

Monday, 28 May 2012 17:00
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sugarIf sugar’s consumption is linked to the rise in chronic diseases that also shorten life should we regulate sugar to protect public health?

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 00:00
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teen-momYoung mothers tend to be heavier than their peers who don't have children, and young mothers also consume more saturated fat, sugary beverages and total calories, a new study published online April 11 in the journal Pediatrics suggests.




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