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Does an apple-a-day really keep the doctor away? As more is learned about nutrition, it seems there may be a lot of truth in this old saying. An apple is a good source of fiber, and provides a valuable source of vitamin C, several B vitamins, as well as...
 
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Homocysteine, lipoprotein (little a), insulin and free radicals may all play a role in cardiovascular disease, but none are likely to prove as important as high LDL, the bad cholesterol. Indeed, a recent prospective study failed to confirm homocysteine as a risk factor for coronary heart disease, althought it...
 
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The FDA is approving Orlistat - a new drug which interferes with the body’s ability to absorb fat. This results in a de facto reduction in dietary fat. According to advanced billing, it promises to reduce absorption of about 1/3 of the fat in a given meal by blocking lipase. So a 30% fat diet ... Pros and Cons of Fat Reducers
 
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You know it’s time to start planning for the holidays when holiday decorations are up in the malls before you’ve bought the Halloween candy. As the holiday madness of crowded stores, traffic, party planning, and marathon baking sets in, think about the many gifts you and your family can...
 
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November is Diabetes Awareness Month, as well as the beginning of the holiday season. Here are ideas for quick and simple, low-sugar snacks for people counting carbs, watching their weight or wanting fun and wholesome snacks. These are so simple that kids can make many of them with minimum...