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Food and Health

The relationship between food and health is intimate and fascinating, and a thorough understanding of this association is necessary to help restore, support, and maintain optimal health. Stay in touch with the latest research and advice on food and its impact on your health and that of your family with well-researched articles from Emaxhealth.

Holiday Food And Drug Interactions Hazardous To Your Health

Over the holiday season many people consume foods and drinks that are outside of their normal diet without realizing possible harmful effects due to interactions with their medications. There are more than 2 million adverse drug reactions each year resulting in 100,000 deaths. Thomson Healthcare, has a free resource, PDRHealth.com, that anyone can use to check for interactions between drugs and food, alcohol, or tobacco products.

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Strawberry Consumption Associated With C-Reactive Protein Among Women

Strawberries are not only delicious and nutrient-rich, new research from Harvard Medical School found that they may offer cardiovascular disease protection. The new study foundthat those who reported eating the most strawberries experienced lower blood levels of C-reactive protein, a biomarker for inflammation in the blood vessels.

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Australian native fruits bear sweet antioxidants

The fruits: Kakadu plum, Illawarra plum, Burdekin plum, Davidson's plum, riberry, red and yellow finger limes, Tasmanian pepper, brush cherry, Cedar Bay cherry, muntries and Molucca raspberry; were compared with blueberries (cultivar Biloxi) - a fruit renowned for its high antioxidant properties.

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New Yorkers Encouraged To Keep Eating Fish

Nutritionists since 2000 have observed that Americans would need to increase their fish intake by a factor of four in order to get enough omega-3 fatty acids in their diet. It appears New Yorkers are closer to that goal than people in other states. And the trace levels of mercury that come along with omega-3s in fish are too small to justify health worries.

Blood mercury levels of New Yorkers are indicators of good health.

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