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MEDICAL DAILY: Vegetarian Foods That Make You Feel Full—Peas And Beans Are More Satisfying Than Meat

"A new study by the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports found that meals based on legumes, like beans and peas, are actually more satisfying than pork and veal-based meals, and make people feel more full.Researchers also found that participants who ate a high-protein meal featuring beans and peas consumed 12 percent fewer calories in their next meal than if they'd chosen the meat." Read full story.

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THE HUFFINGTON POST: Americans Just As Polarized On Food As They Are On Politics

"According to a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center, Americans are dramatically split in their attitudes toward the food they buy, and many don’t necessarily trust scientists to tell them what’s healthy. The new Pew survey, which polled a nationally representative sample of 1,480 U.S. adults this summer, says 39 percent of Americans believe genetically modified foods are less healthy than non-genetically modified foods, while 48 percent believe there is no difference." Read full story.

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MEDICAL DAILY: Is Butter Good Or Bad? Saturated Fat Foods In High-Fat Diet May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol

"Now, researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway suggest (yet again) that a diet high in saturated fat may boost "good" (HDL) cholesterol. In the new study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found dietary fat, particularly saturated fat, had a profound effect on cardiometabolic risk factors, including ectopic fat storage, blood pressure, blood lipids (triglycerides), insulin, and blood sugar. " Read full story.

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