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  • Jan
  • 20

Lower Your Cholesterol, Naturally

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Every so often comes a rash of studies that portray statins, such as Lipitor, Crestor, and Vytorin, as the next best thing since sliced bread—or lentil soup. The latest round of such studies even suggests that these cholesterol-lowering drugs can reduce the risk of repeat heart attacks in people who have already had a heart attack or …

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  • Jan
  • 19

PETA Prime Book Club: Let’s Get Cooking!

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According to recent studies, just 8 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually achieve their goals. A third of us don’t even make it to the beginning of February before losing our resolve. Sound familiar? If you find yourself struggling to make good on your resolutions for 2015, here’s a tip: Start with dinner. Whether …

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  • Jan
  • 16

Ingrid Newkirk on Huffington Post: 5 Big Fat Lies About Fatty Liver (Foie Gras)

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Last week, a federal judge struck down California’s groundbreaking ban on the sale of foie gras on a technicality: He ruled that foie gras is an “ingredient” and therefore covered by the federal Poultry Products Inspection Act, which state law cannot override. We expect this decision to be overturned after the case progresses. The Los Angeles Times editorialized against the …

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  • Jan
  • 7

What Our Growing Girth Is Costing Us

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According to a recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute , nearly 30 percent of the world’s population is overweight or obese. That’s almost two and a half times the number of humans worldwide who are undernourished. And, say the report’s authors, unless we do something soon to change the current trajectory, almost half of the world’s adults will be …

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  • Dec
  • 29

A Vegan Superfood That Older Americans Love

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Love to nosh on nuts? Studies show that older Americans eat more nuts than anyone else. These nutritional powerhouses make a convenient, tasty snack. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a new report on Americans’ nut-eating habits; read about it on the AARP blog .

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  • Dec
  • 17

Milk: It Does a Body … Bad

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You have to hand it to the dairy industry’s marketing geniuses. They’ve paid everyone from Chris Brown to Katie Couric to shill for cow’s milk and persuaded the likes of the National Football League, Quaker, and Taco Bell to jump onboard. But as researchers investigate all the health claims that the milk industry makes, they’re coming up short on …

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  • Dec
  • 8

Ellen Jaffe Jones: Winning PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50 Contest

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An Emmy-winning news anchor and investigative reporter, Ellen is an outspoken and energetic advocate for a vegan lifestyle. She has written several books, including Paleo Vegan and Eat Vegan on $4 a Day. At 61, this brainy boomer is also the picture of health!

PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50 winner blogs on her journey to becoming vegan, the health benefits …

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