April 2005 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Coffee: Organic v. regular

In the General Health Topics forum in the HSI Healthier Talk community, a thread titled “Coffee: Organic v. Regular” illustrates some of the important choices a coffee drinker is faced with every time he enters his supermarket’s coffee aisle.

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Andropause causes hormonal changes in men

Andropause is the male counterpart of menopause, complete with hormonal changes that present a number of key health issues.

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If you've got a passion for kiwifruit, your heart may love you for it

Kiwifruit is packed with nutrients, including plenty of vitamins C and E and polyphenols; the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory plant compounds that have been shown to provide cardiovascular benefits.

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Bring on the popcorn researchers

While you sleep at night you can rest assured that somewhere out there, in a laboratory at a major U.S. University, some of America’s best and brightest scientists are working overtime to uncover the secrets ofpopcorn popability.

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The health benefits of green tea

I recently received an e-mail from an HSI member who asked why I don’t give more attention to the health benefits of green tea.

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The USDA revises the food pyramid

The pyramid image has been transformed from the suggestion of an Egyptian pyramid to a more colorful pyramid (more like a triangle, actually) with brightly colored vertical sections, each section representing a different food group.

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How does your hospital measure up?

You can find out on a new web site launched earlier this month by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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