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KQED’s Forum: Inside the ‘Longevity Kitchen’

KQED’s Forum: Inside the ‘Longevity Kitchen’

| March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Triage theory, phytonutrients, circadian clocks… such is the stuff of cooking for longevity — at least according to a recent episode of KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny. The show featured Rebecca Katz, author of the new cookbook, “The Longevity Kitchen” and doctors from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

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Veterans Find Comfort, Hope in Cooking Class: The California Report

Veterans Find Comfort, Hope in Cooking Class: The California Report

| March 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Among other issues, veterans face a challenge shared by many Americans: obesity. Federal officials say more than 70 percent of veterans receiving VA care have weight problems. The California Report visits an elite culinary school in Napa Valley, which runs a healthy cooking program for wounded veterans.

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KQED’s Forum: How to Eat for a Longer Life

KQED’s Forum: How to Eat for a Longer Life

| March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The connection between diet and health has been well established — but can eating your broccoli really help you live longer? KQED’s Forum discusses the latest research on nutrition and longevity with researchers from Marin’s Buck Institute on Research in Aging.Forum also checks in with Rebecca Katz, author of the new cookbook “The Longevity Kitchen.”

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Interview with Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco

Interview with Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco

| March 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares insider fun facts from the show as well as some personal information including the story behind her tattoo.

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KQED’s Forum: Study Confirms Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

KQED’s Forum: Study Confirms Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

| February 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

A major new study, published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides even more reasons to eat like an Italian, Spaniard or Greek. Among the findings: people on a Mediterranean diet had a 30 percent lower risk of major cardiovascular problems compared to people who followed a low-fat diet.

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KQED’s Forum: Study Links Alcohol to Cancer Deaths

KQED’s Forum: Study Links Alcohol to Cancer Deaths

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new study finds that even moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of cancer-related death. KQED’s Forum hears from one of the study’s authors, who says alcohol is responsible for 20,000 cancer deaths every year. But the study is not without controversy. Some researchers say alcohol may have certain health benefits, and that it’s risky to advocate total abstinence. Forum looks at the mechanism by which alcohol may increase cancer death. Should you give up booze altogether?

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KQED’s Forum: Dr. Robert Lustig’s War on Sugar

KQED’s Forum: Dr. Robert Lustig’s War on Sugar

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dr. Robert Lustig is waging a war on sugar. He calls sugar the culprit behind obesity, and wants the government to regulate sugar the way it does alcohol. But his ideas have stirred up controversy among his medical colleagues who say he has insufficient evidence linking sugar to obesity. Dr. Lustig joins KQED’s Forum to talk about his new book, “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.”

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KQED’s Forum: Whole Foods’ John Mackey

KQED’s Forum: Whole Foods’ John Mackey

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

In his new book, “Conscious Capitalism,” Whole Foods co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey says that a responsible business can benefit both society and the bottom line. KQED’s Forum talk to Mackey about ethical capitalism and the recent controversy surrounding his comparison of President Obama’s health care reform to fascism.

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KQED’s Forum: Restaurant Roundup

KQED’s Forum: Restaurant Roundup

| January 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

From grass-fed shaking beef to locally sourced golden chanterelles to salt-roasted pear sorbet, San Francisco has long been a hub of dining innovation. What new restaurants or old standbys are your favorites? KQED’s Forum get the latest from dining critics on the best cuisine and dining trends in the Bay Area.

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Binge Drinking Among Women Is Both Dangerous And Overlooked

Binge Drinking Among Women Is Both Dangerous And Overlooked

| January 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

About 13 percent of U.S. women go on drinking binges each month, say officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The damage from binge drinking runs the gamut from death to unintended pregnancy. Public health officials say binge drinking can be curbed with greater awareness and thoughtful interventions.

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Elvis Left The Building Long Ago, But His Food (And Music) Lives On

Elvis Left The Building Long Ago, But His Food (And Music) Lives On

| January 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Presley’s legendary love for peanut butter and bananas and bacon helped lead to his outsized body toward the end of his life, and a lasting food legacy. And, oh yeah, he could sing too.

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Downton Abbey, Season Three: Are You Ready to (Tea) Party?

Downton Abbey, Season Three: Are You Ready to (Tea) Party?

The gloves come off and these tea partiers are ready to rumble, as Season 3 of Downton Abbey premieres on PBS tonight at 9pm. Find tasty food and drink suggestions for your viewing parties.

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FDA Releases Rules To Strengthen Safety Of Food Supply

FDA Releases Rules To Strengthen Safety Of Food Supply

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Two years after a food safety bill became law, the FDA issues a rule to prevent foodborne illness in produce and one to require food manufacturers to have plans in place to prevent contamination. Foodborne illness sickens about 48 million Americans each year.

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KQED’s Forum: Charles Phan on Home Cooking

KQED’s Forum: Charles Phan on Home Cooking

| January 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

The award-winning chef and owner of The Slanted Door restaurant joins KQED’s Forum to talk about his new book, “Vietnamese Home Cooking.” He also shares secrets of creating high-end ethnic cuisine, and how he stays true to his roots in the kitchen.

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