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BONUS POST: Trump Feeds Athletes Fast Food!

U.S. President Donald Trump gave a traditional White House victory supper to the the College Football National Champion Clemson University Tigers last night. That’s not unusual. But he had to think fast when he realized the White House chefs were among those staff furloughed due to the Government Shutdown…

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Why We Like Coffee When We Shouldn’t

It’s true, science tells us. And it’s also a nutty, counter-intuitive notion that we humans should enjoy drinking such a bitter, astringent brew. Bitterness perception is a natural warning system to protect us from harmful substances, so we really shouldn’t like coffee…

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The New ‘See Food’ Diet?

You’ve probably heard the joke about a woman who tells a friend she’s on a new ‘Seafood’ diet but can’t seem to lose any weight. Oh? says the friend. “Yah. When I see Food, I eat it.” But it turns out that there may be some truth in that hoary jest. And researchers say the effect works directly on your brain…

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Of Course Kids Prefer Stuff They’ve Seen Advertised!

In another attempt to break Dr. Obvious’ ‘D’Oh!’ Meter, researchers at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire have concluded that children prefer breakfast cereals they’ve seen advertised on television to other brands. Where have I heard this before?

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Statins Work Better With the Med Diet

If you take Statin drugs to help prevent a heart attack (or another one, after an initial attack), you can probably optimize your meds’ effectiveness by following the Med Diet. Sounds simple, I know. But barriers remain to the adoption of the Med Diet for many…

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Is It An Allergy Or Just A Sensitivity?

Do you have a food allergy? Really? A new study by researchers at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University recently carried out a stealthy survey in which they looked at what people said about their allergies and came up with some surprising results…

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