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Friday, March 7, 2014
Coffee and sugar (mhaithaca/Flickr)

The World Health Organization is encouraging people to consume less than 5 percent of their daily calorie intake from sugars.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

We take a closer look at the food additive after Kellogg’s move to only purchase it from environmentally and socially-conscious suppliers.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

A new study finds young people with elevated blood pressure are more likely to develop hypertension and high blood pressure later in life.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
A new study finds yoga may help breast cancer survivors with fatigue and inflammation. (Melissa Emmons Photography/Flickr)

New research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that yoga may be particularly beneficial at helping breast cancer survivors mitigate fatigue and inflammation.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014
A new study finds that even low-intensity activity can have health benefits. (Nam2@7676/Flickr)

A new study has found that even men who run for 30 minutes after work or ride their bikes in the morning are still at risk of heart disease if they spend the rest of the day sitting.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
A new study finds that caffeine, like that found in coffee drinks such as espresso, may improve memory. (Brian Legate/Flickr)

A new study in the journal Nature Neuroscience found that study participants who ingested caffeine before looking at a series of images were more likely to identify those images the next day.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
A review of scientific literature found that the effects of meditation are limited (Scott Schumacher/Flickr)

A review of scientific literature on mindfulness meditation has found that mediation can be a helpful adjunct treatment for pain and anxiety, but not as the single treatment.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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The study out this week in the journal PLOS One finds that organic milk contains a lot more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, compared to conventional milk.

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Friday, November 29, 2013
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Cookbooks abound this time of year, just in time for holiday feasting. There are books for slow cooking, gluten-free baking and practical ones for fresh and simple food.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
A macchiato photo by Jenny Lee Molina on the 3:05 Miami Cafecito Break Facebook page. (Jenny Lee Molina)

Two new studies are out this week that look at diets that can either increase or decrease ones risk of developing diabetes. The first says coffee could help prevent type 2 diabetes.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
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With new pressures on candy makers to avoid artificial dyes, and growing awareness that kids are consuming too much sugar, what’s a parent to do on Halloween?

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Thursday, October 24, 2013
The new study found that among people without type 2 diabetes, lower blood sugar is associated with better memory. (Rob Boudon/Flickr)

A new study finds that even small elevations in blood sugar can influence short-term memory, decreasing our ability to do things like recall words.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Protestors demonstrate outside a fast food restaurant on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP/Nick Ut)

A report from U.C. Berkeley finds that despite working and taking home a pay-check, more than half of fast-food workers rely on public assistance programs, such as food stamps and Medicaid.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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On day two of the government shutdown, one struggle for states is how to keep doors open at clinics that administer food assistance to some 9 million low-income women and children.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
There's a growing body of evidence that eating fish is more beneficial than taking Omega-3 supplements. (jcoterhals/Flickr)

Contrary to earlier studies, new research suggest that Omega-3 fatty acids may not stave off cognitive decline. NPR’s Allison Aubrey joins Here & Now to look at why this is hard to pin down.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
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For some time now, parents have been told it’s best to delay introducing babies to foods such as eggs or peanut butter. But researchers now think the delay may not be needed.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
"Pot likker and cornbread" at Mary Mac's Tea Room in Atlanta, Georgia. (wallyg/Flickr)

Pot liquor — not what the name implies — is the nutrient-rich water leftover after boiling greens. NPR food and health correspondent Allison Aubrey shares tips on how to use it.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Your food choices may be influenced by what your mom ate when you were in the womb. (This Year's Love/Flickr)

A growing body of evidence suggests that subtle factors — things we’re not even aware of, such as how our mothers ate when we we were in the womb — influence our food choices.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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A growing body of evidence suggests that it’s not just what we eat that’s important. It’s also when we eat that influence our health and waistlines. We take a look at the science.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Tri-color quinoa. (avlxyz/Flickr)

NPR food and health correspondent Allison Aubrey joins us to talk about the myth that the explosion in popularity in quinoa has deprived the indigenous people of the Andes of their share.

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