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The Importance of Teaching Health in High School

Teaching health literacy in high school should be every bit as important for students' future success as math and American history.
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Lecithin Supplements: Understanding the Risks and Benefits

Before you take lecithin supplements, you should weigh the lack of credible evidence of benefits against scientific literature suggesting safety concerns.
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Condiments: Calories We Forget to Count

Condiments are those little dabs of this and that we slather on food to make it taste better. If you aren't paying attention, you could be getting more calories and fat from your condiment than you are from the food you put it on.
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7 Ways to Stay Active and Healthy When You’re Busy

Sometimes we get so busy that we let our resolve to eat healthier and exercise go by the wayside. Here are 7 tips to help you stay on track.
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What Science Has to Say About Intermittent Fasting

A common argument used by proponents of intermittent fasting is that it makes evolutionary sense because we evolved from hunter-gatherers who faced alternating periods of feast and famine.
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How Will We Think About Food in the Future?

The 2017 Future Food-Tech Summit in New York prompted attendees to think of food in whole new ways: Food as Connection, Food as Medicine, and Food as Information.
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Fish Oil: Is It Good for You or Not?

The dogma that fish oil is cardioprotective has come under criticism in a new study that showed no protective effect. Its active ingredient Omega 3 fatty acid has been shown to increase risk of prostate cancer.
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The Surprising Ancient History of Drinking in Excess

The ancients recognized that wine was good for you in small quantities but harmful in excess. In Greek mythology, only the Gods were allowed to get drunk.
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What Everyone Should Know About the Infant Microbiome

Most parents (and even some doctors) are unaware of the critical role of the infant microbiome as a foundation for good health throughout a child’s life.
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Why You Need More Than an Intragastric Balloon

Weight loss treatments, whether intragastric balloons, bariatric surgery, minimally invasive treatments or diets don't last without changes in diet & exercise.
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Prebiotic and Probiotic Foods May Help You Lose Weight

The foods we eat can alter the microbial communities in our digestive tract and this, in turn, impacts complex human behaviors related to weight, such as appetite and satiety.
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An Important New Resource for Food Allergy Sufferers

Food allergies are a growing food safety and public health concern, and more precise data are required to unravel all of the scientific & quality-of-life issues surrounding food allergies. AAFA's new Food Allergy Patient & Family Registry will help do just that.