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Blog Archive for August 2015

VIDEO: Fecal Matter in Grocery Store Chicken, Too

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   animal products

 
 

Evidence of fecal matter was found in all 458 pounds of ground beef recently tested by Consumer Reports. It’s not surprising. A USDA training video obtained by the Physicians Committee reveals that the chicken carcasses soak in “fecal soup” for up to one hour before being packaged for consumers.

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Get Omega-3s from Plants—Not Fish Oil

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   other

 
 

Omega-3 supplements don’t keep your brain healthy, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers followed 4,000 patients over a five-year period and found that the supplements don’t slow cognitive decline.

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Cleveland Clinic Says Bye-Bye to Big Macs

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   fast food, hospital food

 
 

The nation’s top hospital for heart health is about to get healthier. Earlier this week, the Cleveland Clinic announced the termination of its decades-old contract with McDonald’s.

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These 12 Studies Show Saturated Fat Is Not Just a Heart Hazard

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   saturated fat

 
 

Research clearly shows that avoiding saturated fat is the best way to keep your heart healthy, despite confusing findings in a new BMJ study.

 

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New BMJ Study May Fuel Confusion over “Bad” Fats

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   saturated fat

 
 

A new study by Canadian researchers may add to confusion over the role of saturated fat—the “bad” fat found in dairy products, meats, and other foods—in risk of heart disease and early death.1

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