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How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.

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Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s tempting to seek out the mac and cheese or a pint of ice cream after a terrible, horrible, no good day. But fresh research suggests such comfort foods might not be mood boosters after all.

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From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren’t as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.

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Across The Country, Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15-An-Hour Pay

Across The Country, Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15-An-Hour Pay

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Union organizers say workers need a liveable wage and that their campaign to win them is gaining momentum, but the industry says higher wages would increase the cost of fast food.

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Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories.

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When Zero Doesn’t Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food

When Zero Doesn’t Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

One in 10 packaged foods still contains trans fats, according to a new study. The problematic oils give foods a rich taste and texture and extend shelf life, but have been linked to heart disease.

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Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.

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Why Hungry Seniors Aren’t Getting Enough To Eat

Why Hungry Seniors Aren’t Getting Enough To Eat

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.

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Mom’s Diet Right Before Pregnancy Can Alter Baby’s Genes

Mom’s Diet Right Before Pregnancy Can Alter Baby’s Genes

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vitamin deficiencies near the time of conception change which genes get turned on during early development, scientists find.

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Where’s The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

Where’s The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Not all whole grain breads are created equal. Choosing breads with fully intact grains (think nuggets of whole rye, wheat or millet) may help control blood sugar and stave off hunger.

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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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French-Fry Conspiracy: Genes Can Make Fried Foods More Fattening

French-Fry Conspiracy: Genes Can Make Fried Foods More Fattening

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some people are more likely to gain weight from frequently indulging in fried foods than others, scientists say. You can blame mom and dad for passing on the obesity risk genes.

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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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See More, Eat More: The Geography Of Fast Food

See More, Eat More: The Geography Of Fast Food

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The more fast food you encounter where you live and work, the likelier you are to be obese, research shows. That suggests policies limiting fast-food outlets in neighborhoods may be onto something.

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