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Cancer Risk Found in French Fries, Bread and other Carbohydrates  April, 2002 STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Basic foods eaten by millions around the world such as bread, biscuits, potato chips and french fries contain alarmingly high quantities of acrylamide, a substance believed to cause cancer, Swedish scientists said on Wednesday. The research carried out at Stockholm University in cooperation with experts at Sweden's....

Our Chef in the News: Karen Barnaby on Low-Carbing  April, 2002 Anyone who knows Vancouver chef Karen Barnaby can attest that her generous laugh was once matched by her proportions. She's not a tall woman, but three years ago she tipped the scales at 235 pounds. Today, she weighs 165, and joins a growing list of celebrities -- including Jennifer Aniston -- who credit low-carb eating for the dramatic change. ....

Flax  San Francisco, CA, USA -- Canadian scientists say a common seed is proving uncommonly good at helping women battle breast cancer. Healthbeat team doctor Kim Mulvihill reports.

Eat Fish, Feel Better Tuesday October 03 2000 Eat Fish, Feel BetterBy Lauren Long, From It turns out Grandma was on to something, pushing all that cod-liver oil. At least nobody has to chase Harvard researchers around with a teaspoon of the stuff anymore. Earlier this year, they became so impressed by the health benefits of fish oil that they shut down their study on its effects.

Potential Memory Retention and Vision Benefits Found in Eggs October 2, 2000: NEW YORK, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A scientific review article published in today's Journal of the American College of Nutrition supplement reports that the nutrient choline, when taken during pregnancy, may be key in the development of an infant's memory function and may improve memory capability later in life. In another paper published in the JACN supplement, research shows two antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, may significantly reduce the risk of cataract and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Eggs are cited as an important dietary source of choline as well as lutein and zeaxanthin and, in the case of the latter two, research shows eggs to be a more highly bioavailable form than other food sources.

Eating Olestra Linked to Lower Cholesterol and Fat Intake Sunday September 24,2000 SEATTLE, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Frequent consumption of potato chips, tortilla chips or other savory snack foods made with the fat substitute olestra is associated with a significant reduction in serum cholesterol levels and dietary fat intake, according to researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Whole Grain Diet Can Ward Off StrokeWednesday September 27 2000: Whole Grain Diet Can Ward Off Stroke By Ed Edelson
TUESDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthSCOUT) -- A single slice of whole wheat bread a day can be a lifesaver, says a report on a long-term study showing that a higher intake of whole grain foods reduces the risk of stroke by more than 40 percent.

More Olive Oil, Please Sept. 22, 2000 (HealthSCOUT) -- A diet rich in olive oil may help stave off intestinal cancer.

Hungry or Overfed, Peanuts Can Help Sept. 21, 2000: (HealthSCOUT) -- Putting peanuts in your diet apparently can do nothing but good -- whether you're hungry in Ghana or trying to shed some pounds after eating too much in the United States.

Olive oil may protect against colon cancer September 19, 2000 LONDON (Reuters) - British doctors added olive oil on Tuesday to the list of foods that may help to prevent colon cancer. A new study by researchers at the University of Oxford adds to the growing body of evidence that shows olive oil, a staple of the Mediterranean diet, is as good as fresh fruit and vegetables in keeping colon cancer at bay.

Peanuts and Peanut Butter Found to Suppress Hunger ALBANY, Ga., Sept. 18, 2000/PRNewswire/ -- A new study shows that snacking on peanuts and peanut butter is an effective way to control hunger without leading to weight gain. Subjects who snacked on peanuts and peanut butter self-adjusted their caloric intake spontaneously and did not add extra calories to their daily diets. These findings are published in this month's International Journal of Obesity (Vol. 24, p.1167-75). The Trouble With Tofu Soy and the Brain Jun 30, 2000 The Trouble With Tofu: Soy and the Brain, John D. MacArthur

Soy OK'ed as meat substitute in schools March 9, 2000 WASHINGTON (AP) - Hoping to cut amount of fat that kids are eating, the government today approved the use of tofu and other soy products in federally subsidized meals in schools and day-care centers.

Soy, salmon enrich 'Optimum' diet March 7, 2000 He believes that Americans would have better diets if they got away from the idea that meat should be the centerpiece of a meal and if they used more fish like salmon, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids (an essential type of fat that needs to be eaten because the body canít produce it). Weil believes that omega-3 fatty acids protect against heart disease and cancer

Edamame snacking Soy to the world Feb. 8, 2000 Definitely a far cry from your typical fatty potato chip, but consider this: Soybeans are good for you, the Food and Drug Administration says, and may help fight heart disease and cancer. Try saying that about a chip.

No Bull: Beef is Back Nov. 6 2000 (HealthSCOUT) High-protein diets, strong economy fuel comeback

Meat, eggs and cheese: Protein diets remain popular From CNN September 7, 1999


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