Tag Archives: LDL cholesterol

High fructose hype

August 25, 2012

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by Stacy Maxwell —  You may have seen the latest commercials touting the goodness of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). One ad shows two moms at a children’s birthday party — one pours a juice-like beverage and offers it to the other, who declines because it contains high fructose corn syrup. The mom serving the […]

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Health updates: Sugar and mental health, and trans fats

February 27, 2012

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The following is new information regarding sugar and mental health, and a link between trans fat intake and coronary heart disease. The links between sugar and mental health Noted British psychiatric researcher Malcolm Peet conducted a provocative cross-cultural analysis of the relationship between diet and mental illness. His primary finding was a strong link between […]

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Health benefits of dark chocolate

February 24, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  From the moment chocolate was discovered, it was considered valuable, divine and decadent. Chocolate candies as we know them today were invented in the 1860s by Cadbury. Consuming as little as one square of dark chocolate per day can provide numerous health benefits. Dark chocolate contains saturated fats (stearic acid and […]

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