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Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

| April 1, 2014 | 4 Comments

Obesity docs say it’s time for the Girl Scouts to ditch the processed, sugary cookies and find another way to raise money. But the tradition is deeply ingrained and has been around for a century.

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Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

| March 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

There’s new thinking about the effects of fat on our waistlines and our hearts. And consensus is building that saturated fat isn’t the demon we were once told to fear, especially compared with carbs.

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Don’t Fear The Fat:  Experts Question Saturated Fat Guidelines

Don’t Fear The Fat: Experts Question Saturated Fat Guidelines

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The link between heart disease and saturated fat that scientists have been drilling into us for 40 years is not as solid as many of us once thought. But don’t run out and gorge on bacon just yet.

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The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean

The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two recent studies add to the growing evidence that consuming dairy fat may actually fend off weight gain. Experts say it may be time to revisit the assumption that when it comes to dairy, fat free is always best.

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Sorry, Dr. Oz, Green Coffee Can’t Even Slim Down Chubby Mice

Sorry, Dr. Oz, Green Coffee Can’t Even Slim Down Chubby Mice

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

An extract from raw, green coffee beans has been called a “miracle” weight-loss aid. But a study in mice casts doubt on the supplement’s fat-burning effects — and even offers preliminary evidence that it could be harmful.

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Feeling A Little Blue May Mask Our Ability To Taste Fat

Feeling A Little Blue May Mask Our Ability To Taste Fat

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Temporary, strong emotions, when we’re already feeling down, can significantly reduce our ability to perceive the fat in our food, researchers say. It’s the latest finding to show how strong emotions can confuse our sense of taste.

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Reduced Guilt? Chocolate Gets A Healthy, Fruity Makeover

Reduced Guilt? Chocolate Gets A Healthy, Fruity Makeover

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Scientists have developed a type of chocolate infused with micro-bubbles of fruit juice that they say can replace up to half of the fat found in normal chocolate. This hybrid treat, they say, provides a tasty, more healthful alternative to regular chocolate.

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