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Fried Chicken And Sweet Tea: Recipe For A Stroke

Why do people in the South face a higher stroke risk? Classic fried and sweet Southern fare may have a lot to do with it, according to research that sliced and diced regional eating habits.
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Meet The Man Behind The 'Nutrition Facts' Label

In 1992, graphic designer Burkey Belser was asked to jazz up a new label that would go on every packaged food item in the United States.

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Chain Restaurants Boost Sales With Lower-Calorie Foods

Who says healthy doesn't sell? McDonald's, Panera Bread and other restaurant chains that offered more lower-calorie food choices saw a 9 percent jump in food and beverage sales from 2006 to 2011, a new report finds. Restaurants without these options saw sales drop.
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Why Lebanese Love Their Raw Kibbeh

Kibbeh nayeh is a beloved Lebanese dish made with raw meat. A salmonella outbreak put kibbeh in the news last week — which is a shame, says writer Maureen Abood, because for many Lebanese, kibbeh nayeh means festival and family.
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Stone Age Stew? Soup Making May Be Older Than We'd Thought

There's nothing better on a cold day than a warm bowl of soup. But when did our ancestors first brew up this tasty broth? New archaeological evidence suggests that soup making could be tens of thousands of years old.
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New Hampshire Cuts Red Tape To Put Nanobreweries On Tap

Small, local breweries are trendy, but in many places, starting one can involve a lot of red tape, thanks in part to Prohibition-era liquor laws. New Hampshire is the first state to try to change that. But is the "nano" model really sustainable?
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Mixing Alcohol With Diet Soda May Make You Drunker

Turns out, the sugar in regular soda helps slow down your body's absorption of the alcohol in cocktails. So switching to diet in your rum and cola will save you calories but may leave you spinning.

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