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Food Science in the News - Death and Freggies

Would you believe eating 7 servings of fruits and vegetables (“freggies”) a day can reduce your risk of death by 42%? This stat comes from research by the University College of London and, while it bugs me when news headlines use extreme terms like “death” to catch attention (see below*), this research on mortality and freggies is worth discussing. 820 more words

Nutrition/Food Science News

gHealth Research perform first blood test for heart disease in Malawi


A team of researchers from University College Dublin and Imperial College London have carried out a type of blood test for detecting early signs of heart disease for the first time in Malawi, Africa as part of a new research project for the management of type 2 diabetes. 573 more words

16 Crown Valley Divers Headed To USA Diving West Nationals

Crown Valley Divers had 41 divers travel last month to either Mesa, AZ or Elvaston, IL to compete in the regional competition with hope of qualifying for USA Diving West Nationals.   105 more words

Crown Valley Divers

13 Million More Could Get Statin Therapy in U.S.

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that the 2013 American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines for the treatment of cholesterol would increase the number of U.S. 339 more words

Health & Wellness

We were wrong: Saturated fat is GOOD.

A new,extensive study came out the other day that suggested saturated fat isn’t linked to heart disease.  Whaa-?  In light of this, I recently went over some historical data regarding heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and fat/sugar consumption over the past 100 years courtesy of the… 696 more words


#Hypertension: Growing threat to #Nigeria’s productive force

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have overtaken infectious diseases as the world’s leading cause of death. One of the key risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) is hypertension- or raised blood pressure. 596 more words


Forget sugar. Protein is the new smoking.

A recent study in Cell Metabolism prompted numerous headlines proclaiming that protein (specifically animal protein) may be just as bad as smoking for your health. Before we jump on the anti-protein bandwagon let’s take a look at the actual study. 617 more words