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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Food Research: Sugars in Western diets increase risk for breast cancer ♦ Healthy theme park meals? ♦ Are you a 'harbinger of failure?'

Dietary cocoa flavanols improve blood vessel function in patients with kidney dysfunction Individuals with failing kidneys are at increased risk of developing heart problems, and they're more likely to die from cardiovascular causes than from any other cause. Now investigators suggest that ingesting a drink rich in cocoa flavanols improved blood vessel function and reduced diastolic blood pressure in patients with kidney failure.
Healthy theme park meals? When meals at Disney World restaurants came with a fruit or vegetables instead of fries, about half of diners opted to keep the healthier option.
Are you a 'harbinger of failure?' Some consumers have an unerring knack for buying unpopular products. Amazingly, the same group of consumers has an outsized tendency to purchase all kinds of failed products, time after time, flop after flop. The study calls the people in this group "harbingers of failure" and suggests they provide a new window into consumer behavior.

Sugars in Western diets increase risk for breast cancer tumors and metastasis The high amounts of dietary sugar in the typical western diet may increase the risk of breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs.

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