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PFAS Chemicals in Food: Expert QA

WebMD: Why should we be worried about them? Temkin: Peer-reviewed studies have linked exposure to these chemicals with weakened immune systems and lower vaccine effectiveness; low birth weights; endocrine disruption; thyroid disorders; increased cholesterol; hypersensitivity and greater risk of autoimmune diseases; and an increased risk of testicular, kidney, liver, and pancreatic cancers. WebMD: How widespread… Read More »

New food supplement made from bacteria fights metabolic syndrome

Scientists have now confirmed what they previously tested in mice: the benefits of a bacterium for cardiometabolic health. In a new study, a food supplement containing Akkermansia muciniphila improved metabolic markers in people with prediabetes and at risk of cardiovascular conditions. New research suggests that taking dietary supplements that contain a certain type of bacteria… Read More »

Dog food may be putting your best friend at risk for a fatal disease

There may be a link between the food your pooch is eating and potentially-fatal heart disease. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday they’re investigating whether certain dog foods cause dilated cardiomyopathy, which can lead to congestive heart failure. There have been 560 reports of dogs diagnosed with the condition, many of which were “breeds… Read More »

Health care systems turn to a ‘new’ old medicine: healthy food – MassLive.com

A few times a week, Katie Macomber, medical home care coordinator at Amherst Pediatrics, writes a “prescription” for patients and their families. Macomber is not a doctor, and the prescription is not for medicine. Rather, it is a form from the Amherst Survival Center, designed to look like a prescription, that sends families to the… Read More »

Why keep a food diary?

Many people begin the new year with a resolve to improve their health. This improvement often starts with changing what they eat. A food diary can be a useful tool in this process. It can help you understand your eating habits and patterns, and help you identify the foods — good and not-so-good — you… Read More »