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7th-Grader Finds Cancer-Fighting Chemical in Green Tea

A middle-schooler's intellectual curiosity led to a home lab experiment that showed an antioxidant in green tea holds promise for cancer prevention.

Animal Study Finds Monounsaturated Fats in Olive Oil May Extend Life

A study that originated for another purpose discovered more evidence that the type of fat consumed rather than the quantity is a determining factor for health and longevity.

Strokes, Heart Attacks Drop Where Trans Fats in Restaurants are Banned

A Yale study found a 6.2 percent decline in hospital admissions for heart attacks and strokes among New York residents in districts where trans fats were banned from restaurants.

Farmed Fish Benefit From Olive Oil in Their Diets

Olive oil-fed sea bream became the latest addition to a growing list of farm animals who have shown to benefit from a diet that includes olive byproducts.
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Mediterranean Diet May Boost Sperm Quality

Spanish researchers find the benefits of the Mediterranean diet extend to male reproductive health.

Asians Much More Interested in Eating Healthy Than Westerners

The East and West are worlds apart when it comes to healthy eating, an online survey found.
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Report Suggests Truffle Oil Caused Fig & Olive Salmonella Cases

159 people contracted Salmonella from eating at a restaurant in DC. Health officials are blaming truffle oil.

Olive Extract Might Help Fight Arterial Stiffness, Study Finds

A recent Spanish study found that people who consumed higher doses of a standardized olive fruit extract fared better on an arterial measurement index and in measurements of mean triglyceride.