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Microplastics In The Water, Food, And Us

Microplastics In The Water, Food, And Us

Most of us by now know the ongoing problem of plastics building in our environment and point to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of plastic, floating trash halfway between Hawaii and California, that has grown to more than 600,000 square miles, twice the size of Texas.  It's continuing to grow and accumulate plastic rapidly according to this 2018 study published in Nature.  But plastic is also a problem when it's small.

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Historically Speaking Sugar Is Primed For A Comeback

Historically Speaking Sugar Is Primed For A Comeback

"Instead of emphasizing one nutrient, we need to move to food-based recommendations. What we eat should be whole, minimally processed, nutritious food—food that is in many cases as close to its natural form as possible." ~Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts University and adjunct associate professor of epidemiology

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Eating Fast Food Will Fill You Up...With Harmful Chemicals

Eating Fast Food Will Fill You Up...With Harmful Chemicals

if you are eating fast food, the type you typically buy through a window, there is a good chance you are also consuming potentially harmful chemicals according to researchers at George Washington University,  a connection they argue could have "great public health significance."  There is growing concern that the chemicals could pose a variety of risks, particularly when observed in the sort of levels seen in the study which was published in Environmental Health Perspectives, a journal funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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Risks Of A Gluten Free Diet For Children When Not Needed

Risks Of A Gluten Free Diet For Children When Not Needed

A new paper published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that healthy children fed a gluten-free diet are at a higher risk for obesity, insulin resistance disorders,  critical vitamin deficiencies, as well as obscuring diagnosis of celiac disease,  

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