Nutrition

Stocking up on vitamin C? Too many supplements can be unhealthy, warns dietitian

Some Michigan residents have turned to supplements this cold and flu season to boost their body’s defenses. While vitamins can help boost the immune system, too much of a good thing can have negative effects, explained Sarah Hutchinson, registered dietitian at Henry Ford Health. “Supplement toxicity is where you get too many vitamins or minerals, …

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For the first time, scientists discover organisms whose diet relies on eating viruses

Humanity loves a good villain, and few villains are as menacing and sinister as a virus. They are virtually invisible, a brutal parasite that hijacks our own living cells, turning their biological essence into more viral soldiers to continue the slaughter. But viruses play an extremely important role in the ecosystem. They are like the …

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High cholesterol and type 2 diabetes: Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese could lower levels

Cheese is undoubtedly a beloved part of the Christmas menu, but this naughty treat is not a smart choice for those who have high cholesterol. Apart from its delicious taste, the dairy product is also high in saturated fat, which increases the fatty substance and puts you at a higher risk of cardiovascular illnesses. diabetics …

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Cheeses recalled across the country after several people hospitalized with Listeria

A Michigan company has issued a recall for 25 brands of Brie and Camembert cheeses after five people were hospitalized with a strain of listeriahealth officials announced. In a September 30 recall noticethe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the products were made by Old Europe Cheese Inc. and sold at popular …

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FDA proposes new rules for packaged foods to qualify as ‘healthy’

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday proposed new rules to label packaged foods as “healthy” as it aims to help people make informed nutritional choices that can help reduce the risk of diseases chronicles. The proposed changes to food labeling come on the day of the first White House summit on hunger, …

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What Using Fish Oil Pills Every Day Does To Your Body – Eat This, Not That

Fish oil – i.e. the oil extracted from the tissues of fish – is one of the the most consumed nutritional supplements in the United States. The oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have many beneficial effects on human health. Unfortunately, the human body can’t produce omega-3 fatty acids, so you’ll have to …

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