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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

July 4, 2016, 11:30 am

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) effects 5-10% of the women of reproductive age and is the leading cause of infertility.  Women with undiagnosed PCOS typically seek out medical treatment due to concerns about missing menstrual cycles or an inability to become pregnant. Primarily related to lack of ovulation, PCOS is a syndrome with a ho...

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Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Supplementation

June 4, 2016, 1:26 pm

Every year, new brands of supplements come out in stores—each claiming to work wonders on the human body. In 2015, Conjugated Linoleic Acid supplements (CLA) made their appearance on wellness stores’ shelves, promoted as the new weight loss supplement. Natural CLA is a fat produced in the stomachs of animals like cattle and others th...

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Avoiding Foodborne Illness at Cookouts

May 26, 2016, 11:51 am

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and all the delicious food the season has to offer. With warmer weather upon us, you will likely start cooking out more often with family, friends, and loved ones. This is a great opportunity to enjoy fresh vegetables and grilled foods, but it’s also an opportune time to develop a foodborne ...

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Processed Meats and Cancer Risk: The Research

May 20, 2016, 8:12 am

In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) came out with a new statement in regards to processed meats and cancer. It advises people to moderate consumption of processed meat to reduce the risk of cancer. The WHO also classified processed meats as Group 1, meaning they are carcinogenic to humans. This rating may be surprising – Group...

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Does our Internal Clock affect our Eating Habits?

May 12, 2016, 6:31 pm

Dietary and nutrition recommendations typically focus on the quality and quantity of the food rather
than on when it is consumed.  New evidence has emerged to help shed light on the relationship between mealtime and its physiological effects.  This week, a study that will be published in the Journal of Proceedings of the Nati...

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The High Fat (Low Carb) Diet

April 30, 2016, 10:02 am

For years, exercise specialists and sports dietitians have suggested that a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet would best support an endurance-training athlete. However, some research may support the adoption of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet to increase athletic performance. The mass media has also climbed aboard with claims that this ea...

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Composting for the Urban Dweller

April 22, 2016, 2:01 pm

The benefits of recycling are numerous; it really is no wonder that many places now require that residents use those special bins for their plastic, paper, and aluminum products. But what about food products? Did you know that yard trimmings and food scraps make up a littler over a quarter of total U.S. waste? Yes, even those organic app...

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Diabetes and The Brain

April 19, 2016, 6:47 pm

As of 2014, approximately 9.3% of the population (29.1 million people) have either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes in the United States (1). With the growing epidemic of diabetes and the increase in the number of people that live to old age, it is essential to determine the long-term effects of how diabetes impacts physiological structure ...

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Ingredient Spotlight: Ramps

April 15, 2016, 6:28 pm

Every year, many people search farmers markets, grocery stores, hip restaurants, and produce stands around their areas for the opportunity to taste one en vogue little vegetable that is only around for a few weeks each year during Springtime. Yes, we are talking about the onion-garlic-scallion-shallot Godzilla of the aromatic world...

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Surviving the Holidays without Sacrificing Nutrition

November 24, 2015, 7:17 pm

It’s that time again... holiday season. The question on everyone’s minds is: how do you maintain your nutritional health during this time of overindulgent eating, parties, and family gatherings with an abundance of delicious food? Here are a few tips on surviving this wonderful time of the year without feeling like a stuffed tu...

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