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Chemical in plastic containers makes male mice act like females

WASHINGTON — Male mice who were exposed as babies to BPA, a chemical common in canned foods and plastic containers, act more like females and are seen as less desirable mates, a US study showed Monday. The findings could have implications for how BPA, or Bisphenol A, may affect human…

Ancient ‘nutcracker’ man preferred salad: study

WASHINGTON (AFP) – He had the powerful jaws and big chompers to crack the toughest of shells, but a new study has shown that the ancient human relative known as “Nutcracker Man” actually preferred to munch on grass. “It most likely was eating grass, and most definitely was not cracking…

Pregnant mothers’ diet linked to child obesity: study

WELLINGTON (AFP) – An expectant mother’s diet during pregnancy can alter her baby’s DNA in the womb, increasing its risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes in later life, an international study has found. Researchers said the study provided the first scientific evidence linking pregnant women’s diet to childhood obesity,…

Bad eating can give you depression: study

Eating foods high in trans-fats and saturated fats increases the risk of depression, according to a Spanish study published in the US Wednesday, confirming previous studies that linked “junk food” with the disease. Researchers also showed that some products, such as olive oil, which is high in healthy omega-9 fatty…

US ‘cavemen’ seek raw truth

NEW YORK — Vlad Averbukh says he’ll need a napkin at lunch. “It could be bloody.” What he doesn’t require is a fork. A follower of America’s “paleo diet,” or simply “the caveman lifestyle,” New Yorker Averbukh does things the old-fashioned way. “A lot of folks might find this unpalatable.…

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