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Joan Endyke regularly writes the “Healthy Eating” Column for The Patriot Ledger newspaper. An archive of her recently published articles appear here.

Diet Affects Prostate Cancer Risk

Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men.  Research suggests what you eat or choose not to eat may help in prevention. Genetics account for only an estimated 5 to 10 percent of prostate cancer  risk, according … Continue reading

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Meal Planning Leads to Better Health

To achieve a goal, making a plan can help. This is true if you desire to eat healthier, too. We plan for vacations. We plan to complete tasks at work. We help children plan for a successful school year. So … Continue reading

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Fructose and Added Sugars

Q: Should I avoid high-fructose corn syrup? — Tom in  Hanover, Mass. A: Limiting products with high-fructose corn syrup is a good  idea, but don’t single out that one sweetener. It is important to limit all  added sugars. High-fructose corn … Continue reading

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Organic Milk

Q: Is organic milk better? — Kerri D. from Duxbury, Mass. A: Years ago, this question would have been hard to answer. But with tighter regulations, data collection and scientific study, organic milk is emerging as a better product. The … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet Helps You Age Healthfully

Choose a Mediterranean style diet to stay healthy as you age. According to Oldways, a nonprofit organization that evaluates dietary patterns worldwide, research shows this type of eating slows brain aging and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease, … Continue reading

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New Front of Package Food Labels

In response to first lady Michelle Obama’s call to end childhood obesity, the food industry has developed a voluntary labeling system for packaged grocery items. But the industry’s Nutrition Keys initiative misses the boat on the most significant key: helping … Continue reading

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You Can Lose Weight and Keep it Off

HEALTHY EATING We are an overweight nation that needs to lose weight to improve our health, but why try if “95 percent of dieters regain the weight lost”? This disheartening myth is plastered all over the Internet. It is based … Continue reading

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The facts about 5-hour Energy shots

5-hour Energy is a caffeinated drink with added vitamins and substances touted to be more beneficial than coffee in boosting alertness, but the claims are unsubstantiated and the product could pose some harm. These cleverly marketed 2-ounce shots promise to … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating: Experts shun fat-free diets

Dec 8, 2010 Many people choose fat-free products assuming they are healthy, but this could be worse for your heart. Experts are calling on the FDA to discontinue the “total fat” information on the food label, and they are asking … Continue reading

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