Aukland, New Zealand—Do the damaging effects of fast food go beyond obesity? Yes, according to new research published in Thorax. The large study headed by researchers from the University of Aukland found that fast food may also be linked to an increased severity of asthma, eczema and rhinitis in children.

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Tampa , FL—Ralf Jaeger, FISSN, CISSN, MBA, presented new data at the 2013 Natural Products Expo West that suggested rice protein is just as effective as whey protein in post-workout supplementation.

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Lawrence, KS and Oslo, Norway—Maintaining a healthy body is always important, but pregnant women must be diligent in their efforts to not only take care of themselves, but also the child inside of them as well. Luckily, new prenatal nutrition research has been released that will assist expecting mother in providing their unborn child with a healthy start in life.

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Boston, Ma and Norwich, UK—Listen up, ladies! Those strawberries atop your granola and the blueberries in your yogurt do more than just lather your taste buds in sweetness. According to the results from a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, they can reduce your risk of a heart attack as well.

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Research Triangle Park, NC—A new study shows that soda fanatics, iced tea lovers and fruit punch aficionados are at a higher risk of developing depression than those who don’t drink sweetened beverages.

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Boston, MA—Nearly every woman is concerned about lowering her risk of breast cancer, and increasing carotenoid levels may be part of the solution.

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Stockholm, Sweden—Researchers from Sweden (Umeå University and Karolinska Institute) published new data in Pediatrics indicating that iron supplements may help ward of behavioral problems in children.

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Mission Viejo, CA— A study on Wakunaga of America’s Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract’s ability to reduce risks for heart disease was recently presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Session 2012 conference.

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Davis, CA—With the growing popularity of organic foods, our nation is becoming more aware of the dangers of ingesting pesticides and toxins. Unfortunately, a recent study published in Environmental Health journal shows that food-borne toxin exposure is still high in children and their families.

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Resveratrol wine isn’t just good for your heart—it helped inhibit prostate cancer androgens in a recent lab study. Prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer, is cause for the second most cancer-related deaths of American men.

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