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US Bans Artery Clogging Trans Fats

US Bans Artery Clogging Trans Fats

AP (Nov. 7, 2013) — The Food and Drug Administration is requiring a gradual phase-out of trans fats in food. The artery-clogging additive is widely considered the worst kind of fat for the heart and can lead to heart attacks and death. (Nov. 7)
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How Do Calcium and Vitamin D Affect Your Health?

How Do Calcium and Vitamin D Affect Your Health?

Howdini (Oct. 8, 2013) — It's a given that calcium and vitamin D are important for strong bones. But what are the other benefits? Dr. Andrew Weil shares the health impact of calcium and vitamin D, the recommended doses and what can be sourced from food, sunlight and how to augment with vitamins and supplements.
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Freckles: Evolutionary Advantage or 'Cancer Factories'?

Freckles: Evolutionary Advantage or 'Cancer Factories'?

FORA.tv (May 30, 2013) — Throughout the history of Homo sapiens, skin pigmentation has been a highly labile trait, and similar skin tones have evolved independently numerous times. Skin pigmentation results from an evolutionary compromise between the conflicting demands of protection against ultraviolet radiation and production of vitamin D, and represents one of the best examples of evolution by natural selection acting on the human body. Because skin color is one of the most visible of human traits, it has been used as the primary characteristic for classifying people into races. Dr. Jablonski will discuss the history of skin-based race concepts and the meaning of skin color in the modern world, including its implications for health.
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GERD: Five Acid Reflux Myths

GERD: Five Acid Reflux Myths

Ivanhoe (May 14, 2013) — Millions of Americans suffer from GERD -- a chronic digestive disease that happens when stomach acid flows back into your food pipe. A lot of people know the condition causes heartburn, but there’s a lot more to it.
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