Diet and Fitness

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Myth: Low-Fat Diets Prevent Cancer

0 Comments 17 June 2014

A widely held belief about women's health–that dietary fat causes cancer, including breast cancer–has turned out not to be supported by scientific evidence. From The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.

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Diet and Fitness

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7 Fantastic Summer Fitness Books

0 Comments 12 June 2014

Beach season is upon us, but it's never too late to bump up your bikini-body tricks. These books include makeover tips and advice from True Blood's Joe Manganiello and running expert Alexandra Heminsley, plus other faves.

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Health and Wellness

Could Dancing the Night Away Ward off Alzheimer’s?

2 Comments 4 June 2014

It's common knowledge that dancing is a great form of exercise, offering cardio benefits as well as training in flexibility and balance. But studies have recently proven another, less expected benefit.

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Diet and Fitness

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We Might Be Replacing Trans Fats with Something Much Worse

7 Comments 4 June 2014

Today, vegetable oils such as soybean, corn, safflower, sunflower, or cottonseed oil–or “polyunsaturated fats”–are commonly used to replace trans fats. But when heated to temperatures required for frying food, these highly unstable oils can create oxidation products that are extremely toxic. From The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.

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