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Researchers considers effect from multiple foods


Professor Inger BjörkA new study from researchers at Lunds University in Sweden have investigated the combined effect of a specific diet rather than focusing on single components. The results are quite staggering, and eating their diet show a reduction of cholesterol by 33%, blood lipids by 14%, blood pressure by 8% and risk marker for blood clots and inflammation in the body was greatly reduced while memory and cognitive function were improved.

These are quite impressive results, and it also show how it’s necessary to consider the diet as a whole instead of focusing only on single elements. No previous study has managed to produce similar effects on healthy subjects. They don’t know what specifically triggered the positive effects, but that’s also the idea behind it, that it’s the interaction of food together which is important and not each single component. Maybe the joint effort of healthy food is greater than the sum of its parts.

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Ted Prize Winner Jamie Oliver share his wish: Teach every child about food


Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.

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You Only Loose Weight By Adjusting Energy Levels


A new study finally brings confirmation to the fact that the only way to loose weight is by adjusting energy input or energy output.  There’s no magic bullet to work around it.

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Simplistic Diets Work Better For Loosing Weight


Is a complex diet better or worse for meeting your weight-loss goal? A new study suggests that simpler is indeed better, thereby a whole-plant-based-diet is a natural candidate when considering simplistic diets.

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Health benefits of breast feeding possibly overstated


The many benefits of breastfeeding is something all mothers are familiar with, but are there really that many benefits? A Norwegian study is challenging this well established truth.

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Effects of Calorie Restriction Registered in Protein


Calorie-restriction diets include very little food

Progress has been made in understanding the physiological effects of calorie-restriction diets, known to increase longevity.  Scientists have discovered proteins in fat cells which change according to weight loss in subjects.   This could be useful for monitoring the effects of calorie-restriction diets and possibly also increase the effectiveness.


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Livestock Accounts for 51% of Climate Change


In 2006 U.N. concluded that about 18% of climate change is due to livestock. Three years later (2009), scientists conclude that livestock accounts for a staggering 51% of climate change.

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