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Genes load the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger

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MEATLESS BUT MORE NUTRITIOUS Malunggay soup (with tomatoes, onions, organic vegan bouillon cubes and Himalayan salt), string beans (with shiitake mushrooms, okra, eggplant, Braggs tomato sauce) and oil-less fried, non-GMO soy wheat stick (with seaweeds). Safe proteins were found to be from plants. Photo by Tessa Salazar

You may have often heard that fatalistic remark of some people lamenting that they are “doomed” to suffer this or that debilitating disease because their parents, grandparents or kin suffered the same disease. “It runs in our family,” they say in surrender, “so why fight it?”

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Fast-food chains in PH asked to start offering brown rice

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Oxfam Philippines has called on the largest fast-food chains in the country to consider including brown rice on their menu to contribute to the nationwide campaign to increase consumption of the staple.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Coconut Oil: From Diet to Therapy’

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The dust has not settled yet on the coconut oil controversy. A lot of new data for and against the health benefits of coconut oil, including its “virgin” form, are being published in various journals and presented in scientific fora. It can be tough sifting the data to separate the grain from the chaff.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Plant-based diets help prevent cancer

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Last week, Inquirer Science/Health revealed studies that showed diets rich in animal products have been linked to cancer. This week, Science/Health will point to studies that show the risks of cancer minimized with plant-based diets.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Want to lose weight? Exercise, skip dinner

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The late author and nutritionist Adelle Davis’ famous health tip—“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”—has gained ground anew, thanks to a new study by researchers from the Czech Republic.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Keys to diabetes control

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Being diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t mean you have to give up on your favorite foods and eat a complicated, unappetizing diet. You just need to make smart food choices and eat in moderation. The foods that are healthy for people with diabetes are also good choices for the rest of the family.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Possible link found between salt, autoimmune disease

High-salt-induced TH17 cells display a pathogenic phenotype.  FROM NATURE.COM

A high-salt diet may be a risk factor for autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), according to three papers published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Vegan cop joins meatless campaign

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You’ve probably heard of vegetarian artists and show-biz celebrities, or even vegetarian athletes. But a vegetarian policeman? It seems too hard to believe that a policeman, surrounded and exposed to street-level food options of which meat is the staple, would choose the narrow path to a meat-free diet.

Posted: November 17th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Eating meat increases cancer risk by up to 300%

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Diseases are almost always caused or triggered by external factors—the environment, stress and diet. Few have given thought to the idea that something as common, and relished, as meat or animal protein may have a hand in causing cancer.

Posted: June 22nd, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

DOH: Fistful of fruits, veggies a day to keep you healthy, cancer-free

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Five fistfuls of fruits and vegetables daily and skipping steaks, barbecued and processed meats more often can keep you healthy, cancer-free.

Posted: March 29th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Babies benefit from mothers’ plant-based diet, say scientists

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SCIENTISTS are asking expectant mothers to eat more veggies and fruits. The alternative is worrying; babies born to mothers who eat more meat than fruits and vegetables become more stressful. PHOTO BY TESSA R. SALAZAR

Science may now have the evidence to convince expectant mothers to eat even more veggies, and shun the meat altogether.

Posted: March 9th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Contrary to myth, plant-based diet won’t weaken you

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The scientific and medical communities have long acknowledged that smoking, lack of exercise and emotional stress adversely affects cardiovascular health and physical strength. Diet has also been directly linked to heart health.

Posted: January 27th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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