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10 Easy Steps to Help Prevent Colds and Flu

10 Easy Steps to Help Prevent Colds and Flu

Ways to enhance the effectiveness of the flu shot.

October 2016 - Taking early steps to protect against cold and flu through diet and lifestyle can help the flu shot fight seasonal viruses. Here are 10 simple preventative measures to boost immunity.

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Knee Arthritis

Smart Fat Choices Might Slow Arthritis Progression

Polyunsaturated fats could help counter inflammation.

What's good for your heart might also be good for your aching knees. High intakes of saturated fat were associated with a faster progression of knee osteoarthritis in a new prospective observational study, while consuming more heart-healthy unsaturated fats was linked to slower progression.

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Green tea

Heart Benefit Seen from Compound in Tea, Cocoa, Apples

Epicatechin associated with reduced mortality from cardiovascular disease.

A study of older Dutch men provides new insight into why tea and cocoa protect against heart disease, showing for the first time that a compound called epicatechin is associated with reduced mortality from cardiovascular disease.

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Report: GMO Foods as Safe as Conventional Choices

Report: GMO Foods as Safe as Conventional Choices

Lines between genetically engineered and hybridized crops blurring.

Are foods containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients safe to eat? Even as a new Vermont law and food giants including General Mills and Campbell Soup push to label GMO products, a sweeping new scientific report concludes that genetically engineered crops are as safe as conventionally grown foods.

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Omega-6s in Vegetable Oil Linked to Lower Diabetes Danger

Omega-6s in Vegetable Oil Linked to Lower Diabetes Danger

Don’t fear foods high in omega-6s.

Contrary to some advice to limit the omega-6 fats found in vegetable oil, a new Finnish study finds that high blood levels are associated with a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, at least in men. The study looked primarily at linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fat not formed by the body, which must be obtained from the diet. It's the primary fatty acid found in oils high in polyunsaturated fats as well as nuts and seeds.

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