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Categories: health food claims

2 3/11/2016

CNN story on fasting diet study veers into clickbait territory


How big is the reduction in breast cancer risk linked to a high-fiber diet? 16 percent or 0.2 percentage point?


Multiple perspectives elevate CBS coverage of diet-breast cancer link


Tacos and neural tube defects: NPR deftly explains the connection


WSJ reports: Milk collected at night makes mice sleepy


WSJ gives no green light for red palm oil as health aid


Can elderberry help treat colds and flu?

1 1/23/2015

Researchers in Italy Found Bergamot Lowered Blood Cholesterol

1 1/22/2015

Drinking beetroot juice reduces high blood pressure, trial shows


Blueberries May Lower Blood Pressure