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Friday, October 2, 2015

Food Research: Dried plums can reduce risk of colon cancer ♦ Breakthrough in understanding sugar uptake ♦ Arsenic found in many American red wines

Dried plums can reduce risk of colon cancer,A diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon cancer.
New research exposes health risks of fructose, sugary drinks There is compelling evidence that drinking too many sugar-sweetened beverages, which contain added sugars in the form of high fructose corn syrup or table sugar (sucrose), can lead to excess weight gain and a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Arsenic found in many American red wines, but health risks depend on total diet A new study that tested 65 wines from America's top four wine-producing states -- California, Washington, New York and Oregon -- found all but one have arsenic levels that exceed US drinking water standards. But health risks from that naturally-occurring toxic element depend on how many other high-arsenic foods and beverages, such as apple juice, rice, or cereal bars, an individual person eats.
New dietary guidelines must be sustainable, regardless of politics The new iteration of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans must incorporate sustainability considerations -- both for the health and wellbeing of Americans and the world in which we live.
Breakthrough in understanding sugar uptake Researchers have reached a breakthrough in understanding how fructose is transported into our cells. This could be a potential benefit for the development of novel treatments against some forms of cancer, obesity and diabetes

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