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Fried Food Can Increase Stroke Risk Among Older Women

By Jeannette | March 7, 2012

Photo: Daniel Laughland

Photo: Daniel Laughland

By: Justin Chan

While foods high in sodium may put one at risk of experiencing a stroke, a study revealed that fried food significantly raises that risk among older women.

According to the Daily News, researchers from the University of North Carolina discovered that older women who consume large amounts of fat found in fried food and baked goods are more likely to experience strokes than women who eat lower fat diets. Approximately 800,000 people in the United States are affected by strokes annually; in fact, strokes are the fourth leading cause of deaths in the country. Read More

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Diet High in Animal Fat Linked to Gestational Diabetes

By admin | February 7, 2012

Photo: molly_darling

Photo: molly_darling

By: Michele Wolfson

Vegetarianism means eating lower on the food chain, ingesting fewer resources and less water and is an ethical, environmentally-friendly choice. We’ve heard that it’s a lifestyle that can be good for your heart, your brain, and keeping a trim figure amongst other benefits. But did you know that there is an interesting connection between high consumption of animal fat and gestational diabetes among women?

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes seen during pregnancy. It increases the risk for certain pregnancy complications and health problems in the newborn. A pregnancy diet that is high in animal fat increases the risk that moms will develop this kind of diabetes, research at the National Institutes of Health and Harvard University states. According to Science Daily, “Women whose diets were high in total fat or other kinds of fats — but not in animal fat or cholesterol — did not have an increased risk.” Read More

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The Gender Food Gap

By admin | November 4, 2011

Photo: Malingering

Photo: Malingering

By: Michele Wolfson

It’s been said that “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus” and if you’re a gal who has heard your man’s impatient foot tapping at the bottom of the stairs while you’re trying to get ready to go out for the evening- you might feel that this observation holds water. It’s gotten to a point where I am toying with the idea of forcing my boyfriend to walk around in high heels just for five minutes so he can have a small glimpse of what it’s like to be a woman. Since the thought of an iron meeting one of his shirts is outlandish, I’m guessing that he wouldn’t last 5 seconds.

Do these kinds of differences between men and women make it acceptable for food advertisers to target genders? We’ve heard the phrase “real men don’t eat quiche” and women are usually targeted with diet foods like Lean Cuisine or Weight Watchers, but could it be possible that these gender specific food ads are hindering the health of both sexes? Read More

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Women-Only Beer

By mahir | March 24, 2011

Craft beer has been a boy’s club, but now, women are beginning to break into the industry. Women still remain a small presence in the brewing community-their influence, however, is growing, and beer’s glass ceiling has been cracked. Read More

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