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    The annual nutrition expert trends forecast is in – what fad diets are hot? What's out? Which foods top the list? What are consumers eating? According to a survey of more than 500 Registered Dietitians conducted by the nutrition trade magazine, Today's Dietitian, and a leading food, health and wellness...
     
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    Largest study to date on nut consumption and mortality in New England Journal of Medicine
    In a study published November 20, 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers looked at the association of nut consumption with total and cause-specific mortality among 76,464 women in the Nurses’ Health Study and 42,498 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Consumption of nuts,...
     
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    Whether he chooses to build a snowman in the meadow or prance in a field with his reindeer, exercise for Santa is a must, says Dr. David Spencer
    Awash in Christmas cookies and candy canes, and participating in an inadequate once-a-year exercise regimen, Santa’s potential health concerns are too many to count. If I were his physician, I would suggest that as he prepares for his busiest night of the year, he should also get ready for a few lifestyle...
     
  • Nuts from more than 700 recipe submissions were chopped, diced, and halved with a clear winner rising to the top. Fisher Nuts and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli have announced the winner of the first-ever “My Fresh Twist” Recipe contest—a Walnut-Bleu Date Vinaigrette Salad, submitted by Lori...
     
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    Cranberries are more than a holiday favorite, given their remarkable nutritional and health benefits. A new research review published in the international journal Advances in Nutrition provides reasons why these tiny berries can be front and center and not just a side dish. The review authors conclude that...
     
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    Leading natural peanut butter brands – Smucker's, Laura Scudder's and Adams – are teaming up once again to support the national parks through a $100,000 donation to the National Parks Conservation Association's (NPCA) America's Great Waters Program.  Starting December 30, natural...
     
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    Americans eat about 160 million servings of chicken every single day, and 99.99 percent of those servings are consumed safely.  Unfortunately, this particular statistic was left out of the "in depth" piece recently published by Consumer Reports. US chicken producers rely upon the best science,...
     
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    Menopause refers to the end of fertility and menstrual cycles. Although menopause is a natural process, it can trigger widespread symptoms, including menopause mood swings, menopause swollen joints, hot flashes, night sweats, breast tenderness and weight gain during menopause. Managing these symptoms can provide a...
     
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    Functional fitness workouts can help ease daily activities for older adults through muscle strengthening and toning
    Mobility is essential to the health and well-being of older adults. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, impaired mobility contributes to many health problems, including depression and cardiovascular disease, and also can limit social contact with friends and relatives.  Seniors...
     
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    Urgent care centers playing key role in holiday patient load
    MD Now medical centers today announced increases in holiday injuries from accidents involved with cooking and decorating in and around the house. MD Now expects those numbers to hold or rise as patients rush in with cold- and flu-like illness, as well as those who overindulge with eating and drinking.  “As...