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Healthy foods, not diet type, may be key to cutting heart disease risk

Healthy foods, not diet type, may be key to cutting heart disease risk

Focusing on healthy foods, not particular types of diets, may be key to cutting heart disease risk, according to a new study out of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The researchers studied the effects of three different diets, each with different macronutrient requirements, and found that all three offered heart health benefits. At the core of each diet was an emphasis on healthy foods.

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Red wine may improve gut health and decrease ‘bad’ cholesterol

Red wine may improve gut health and decrease ‘bad’ cholesterol

A study out of King's College London has found that red wine may offer health benefits associated with body fat levels, cholesterol, and gut bacteria. The research involves more than 900 female twins located in the United Kingdom, where scientists looked into the potential effects of different types of alcohol on the gut microbiome and other aspects of one's health.

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Major alternate-day fasting study finds many health benefits

Major alternate-day fasting study finds many health benefits

Intermittent fasting may be popular right now, but a new study suggests that alternate-day fasting may be a better protocol for some people. Rather than restricting calories for a block of time every day, alternate-day fasting allows dieters to eat normally one day but requires them to completely skip food the next day. Doing this, a study suggests, may offer health and weight loss benefits.

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Study finds which fasting diet protocol targets chronic inflammation

Study finds which fasting diet protocol targets chronic inflammation

Fasting is called a fad, but it is a tradition that has been observed by cultures around the world for millennia. A number of studies have found potential health benefits (and consequences) associated with fasting, the nature of which depends on the type of fast. Whereas certain fasting protocols require a person to consume only water for a number of hours or days, others allow fruit juice or greatly restricted food consumption.

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Fast food scraps are giving city birds high cholesterol

Fast food scraps are giving city birds high cholesterol

It's no secret that fast food is unhealthy and that may be true for more than just humans. A new study has found that crows located in urban environments are suffering from high cholesterol as a direct consequence of fast food consumption, mirroring the same health condition observed in many humans who frequently eat this high-fat convenience food.

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KFC serving non-meat Chicken with Beyond Meat

KFC serving non-meat Chicken with Beyond Meat

Starting on the 27th of August, 2019, KFC planned to start serving non-meat chicken. They'd revealed a partnership with the company Beyond Meat, making them the first national USA-based quick service restaurant (QSR) to serve plant-based chicken. KFC's first release on this release branded this "Beyond Fried Chicken" and called it "A Kentucky Fried Miracle."

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Study warns people with IBD and colon cancer should avoid fried foods

Study warns people with IBD and colon cancer should avoid fried foods

Fried foods are tasty but notoriously unhealthy. Most health-related criticisms of these particular food products revolve around the use of unhealthy fats and excessive calories, but a number of studies have found that frying oil -- particularly oil that has been heated and cooled repeatedly -- may be linked to the development of cancer. A new study out of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst builds on that, finding that it may fuel pre-existing IBD and colon cancer.

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AmazonFresh deliveries arrive in Houston, Phoenix, and Minneapolis

AmazonFresh deliveries arrive in Houston, Phoenix, and Minneapolis

AmazonFresh, the company's grocery service offering same-day deliveries, has expanded into three major new markets: Houston, Minneapolis, and Phoenix. The company announced its expansion today, saying Prime customers in these cities can now order fresh grocery items, such as meat and dairy, and have it delivered to their homes within two hours for free.

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Realistic low-calorie and low-fat ‘butter’ alternative is 80% water

Realistic low-calorie and low-fat ‘butter’ alternative is 80% water

Researchers with Cornell University have developed a low-fat, low-calorie alternative to butter, one that is made primarily from water. Though butter alternatives already exist, they often either feature similar calorie counts or unappealing textures, leaving users without a suitable diet-safe option. That may change in the future thanks to this new butter-like spread.

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Study reveals surprising top three countries with the healthiest foods

Study reveals surprising top three countries with the healthiest foods

A new study out of the George Institute for Global Health has identified the countries with the best foods and beverages; the conclusion is based on an analysis of more than 400,000 products across a dozen global territories and countries. The team of researchers looked at multiple aspects of the products, ranking them on the basis of things like saturated fat content, sugar levels, and more. The top countries are surprising.

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Domino’s will start delivering pizzas with e-bikes across the US

Domino’s will start delivering pizzas with e-bikes across the US

The next time you order Domino's, your food may arrive in the back of a custom-built electric bicycle. The company has announced plans to start delivering orders using e-bikes in multiple markets across the US under a partnership with Rad Power Bikes. Domino's says it already tested e-bike deliveries with multiple corporate-owned stores in New York and other big cities, observing both service and delivery improvements at those locations.

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High-fat foods fuel weight gain by tweaking hunger hormones

High-fat foods fuel weight gain by tweaking hunger hormones

Researchers with Baylor College of Medicine have published a new study revealing the potentially damaging effects of high-fat diets on body weight, warning that eating these food products may disrupt appetite and fuel overeating. Key to the findings is a hormone called gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) and its effect on leptin, the hormone that reduces hunger.

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