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US organic food sales soar to $39.7 billion
US organic food sales soar to $39.7 billion
U.S. sales of organic food and nonfood products posted new records in 2015, skyrocketing to a whopping $43.3 billion, up 11 percent from the previous year and outpacing the overall food market's growth rate of 3 percent, according to the latest sur...
Are you getting too much iron?
Are you getting too much iron?
If you're taking supplemental iron tablets, they can damage your DNA within 10 minutes, according to a study conducted at Imperial College London. The researchers suggested that experts should be taking a closer look at the effects that amounts of iron...
Study: Ginger linked to healthier hearts
Study: Ginger linked to healthier hearts
Daily consumption of ginger may reduce the risk of many chronic conditions, including high blood pressure and coronary heart disease, says a new paper from Chinese researchers. Data published in Nutrition indicated that daily ginger consumption was ass...
Study supports cardiovascular safety of calcium, vitamin D
Study supports cardiovascular safety of calcium, vitamin D
United Kingdom researchers have presented a new study that supports the cardiovascular safety of calcium and vitamin D supplementation. The study was based on analysis of the U.K. Biobank, a very large study comprising 502,664 men and women aged 40-69 ...
White House announces $121 million National Microbiome Initiative
White House announces $121 million National Microbiome Initiative
The Obama administration announced a multi-million investment to accelerate better understanding of microbiomes in all fields of the life sciences. A call to action made in February may finally come to fruition: A White House press release from May 13 ...
Plant-based foods rising in popularity
Plant-based foods rising in popularity
Vegetarians used to be considered a very small percentage of the consumer market, but recent data suggests as much as 26 percent of consumers now fall into the category of "flexitarians" — individuals who prefer a more plant-based diet. Many cons...