Tue June 18, 2013
The Salt

Hot Dogs, Bacon And Red Meat Tied To Increased Diabetes Risk

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 12:15 pm

Delicious — in moderation, folks.
Randy Bayne Flicker Creative Commons

You've likely heard about the link between sugar consumption and Type 2 diabetes. But fresh research ties another dietary pattern to increased risk of the disease, too: eating too much red meat.

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Fri June 14, 2013
The Salt

Sorry, Dr. Oz, Green Coffee Can't Even Slim Down Chubby Mice

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 11:54 am

Raw, green coffee beans. To roast or not?
Aidan via Flickr

The diet world has a new golden child: green coffee extract.

A "miracle fat burner!" "One of the most important discoveries made" in weight loss science, the heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz said about the little pills — which are produced by grinding up raw, unroasted coffee, and then soaking the result in alcohol to pull out the antioxidants.

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Wed June 12, 2013
Shots - Health News

Go Easy On The Soy Sauce, Bro, It Could Kill You

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 1:39 pm

Keep the soy sauce on your food, and use it in moderation.
Aaron Tam AFP/Getty Images

First, let's spoil this tale right away by telling you the 19-year-old man in Virginia who downed a quart of soy sauce on a dare survived.

It's a happy ending of sorts. But the guy had a close call. And you definitely don't want to try it.

While there's been quite a debate lately about whether the salt in the modern American diet is risky, there's no question that a massive amount of salt ingested quickly can lead to death.

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Mon June 10, 2013
The Salt

Hey, Fellas, Olive Oil And Nuts Tied To Prostate Cancer Survival

Heather Rousseau NPR

Sometimes, it doesn't take a major diet overhaul to get significant health benefits. Small changes can be helpful, too.

This seems to be the take-home message from a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine linking olive oil and nuts to improved survival from prostate cancer.

Researchers studied the fat intake of more than 4,500 men who had been diagnosed with non-metastatic prostate cancer (this is cancer that's still confined to the prostate gland and has not spread to another place in the body).

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Tue June 4, 2013
The Salt

Can Going Vegetarian Help You Live Longer? Maybe

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 8:18 am

PETA members hold placards on the street in Johannesburg.
Themba Hadebe AP

If you're looking for the definitive study that might persuade meat lovers to become vegetarians, this may not be it.

New research published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that vegetarian diets are linked to a slightly lower risk of early death — about 12 percent lower over a period of about six years of follow-up. But the link to longevity was more significant in men compared with women.

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