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Is Inflammation Making You Sick?

Inflammation can be a good and bad thing depending on the scenario. When you stub your toe, your body’s immune system kicks in to increase blood circulation to the injured area, create heat to fight infection, and send white blood cells…

Don’t Let Winter Freeze You Out of Vitamin D

“An estimated 50 percent of Americans now have a vitamin D deficiency,” according to Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine. It’s no wonder…
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Preventing Heart Disease Starts in Childhood

Once we become adults, especially middle-aged adults, we frequently hear about the importance of eating heart-healthy foods. But the message is leaving out a key audience: children. Most people incorrectly believe that the processes that…
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You Are What You Eat: Nutritional Epigenomics

Remember high school anatomy class, where you learned that DNA and cells make up our bodies? You may not have learned about the epigenome back then, but scientists have been studying it for decades. The genome is your body’s complete set…