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In June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that artificial trans fats will be banned from food products by 2018. Three years from now, when the ban is fully enacted, it will still be acceptable to sell foods that have trans fats which occur naturally (think: meats and cheeses), but for foods in which […]
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For those who experience heartburn, you know how uncomfortable the sensation can be and how quickly you want it to disappear. Most people would describe heartburn as a burning sensation in their chest or even throat. Heartburn typically occurs after eating, and can last from a few minutes up to several hours. For those on […]
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Peptic ulcers are found in a person’s stomach or duodenum (first part of the small intestine), and they can really be a pain. As the most common type of ulcer, peptic ulcers have a reputation for being caused by too much stress – but is this really true? Stress can account for a number of […]
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According to a new study published by Gut, overweight teenagers, male in particular, may be more prone to colon cancer later in life. The study evaluated potential links between adolescent body mass index (BMI) and colon cancer in adults, and its findings were deeply concerning, deducing that teenage obesity can make a person twice as […]
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How much do you know about hepatitis? Did you know there are different kinds of hepatitis? Or that there are hepatitis vaccines? For some, the word “hepatitis” simply means “liver disease,” but there’s much more to this condition. Most people generally know that hepatitis is serious, but they may not understand the difference between hepatitis […]
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May is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time for those with celiac disease or those with a gluten intolerance to learn more about the condition and the available nutritional choices, and to spread awareness of what the condition actually is. There are many misconceptions about celiac disease, some involving whether it […]