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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Food Research: How to reduce levels of arsenic in rice ♦ Drinking beet juice regularly may lengthen your workouts ♦ Soybean oil causes more obesity than coconut oil,

Drinking beet juice regularly may lengthen your workouts Regular consumption of beet juice had positive cardiovascular effects on subjects during exercise and led to increased endurance, a clinical study has found. The scientists report that healthy male subjects who drank beet juice for 15 days had lower blood pressure and more dilated blood vessels at rest and during exercise.
Mediterranean lifestyle may decrease cardiovascular disease by lowering blood triglycerides A new review article explores the effects of the “ingredients” of Mediterranean lifestyle as a whole on post-meal blood triglyceride levels (PPL). Consistently elevated PPL is a cardiovascular disease risk factor
How to cut worrying levels of arsenic in rice that is eaten all over the world Researchers have discovered a simple solution to worrying levels of arsenic in our rice. Rice is the only major crop grown under flooded conditions. It is this flooding that releases inorganic arsenic, normally locked up in soil minerals, which is then absorbed by the plant. Too much arsenic is associated with a range of health problems including, at worst, bladder and lung cancer.
Soybean oil causes more obesity than coconut oil, fructose  A diet high in soybean oil causes more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose, a sugar commonly found in soda and processed foods, according to a new study. In the U.S. the consumption of soybean oil has increased greatly in the last four decades due to a number of factors, including results from studies in the 1960s that found a positive correlation between saturated fatty acids and the risk of cardiovascular disease
Massachusetts schools are improving food options Researchers examined schools across the commonwealth following the implementation of a statewide nutrition bill. Their findings show the feasibility of making significant improvements in the competitive foods and beverages available in schools.

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