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Is Sugar Killing You?

A recent study found a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease. A recent study reported in JAMA Internal Medicine found a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk death from cardiovascular disease. The new study is significant because previous studies have linked higher intake of added sugar […]

April 1st

Compound in Blueberries May Reduce High Blood Pressure

Blueberries have long been known as a superfood, and now they have another benefit: they may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. The results come from a recent study that followed almost 200,000 people over 14 years.  At the start of the study, none of the participants had high blood pressure.  The subjects were […]

January 19th

Chocolatey Myths

The biological properties of cocoa are widely misunderstood.  A Science News article has recently reported that chocolate needs to be looked at in a new light. According to the article, consumers have treated dark chocolate as a good source of  the antioxidant flavonoids that appear to reduce blood pressure and perhaps protect people from dangerous […]

December 15th