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1. Hazards of eating red meat - December 2013- Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome. "these results demonstrate that the gut microbiome can rapidly respond to altered diet”. Within two days, the types of microbes thriving in the gut shuffle around. And there are signs that some of these shifts might not be so good for your gut: One type of bacterium that flourishes under the meat-rich diet has been linked to inflammation and intestinal diseases in mice. Here is the NPR interpretation of these results.

2. Hazards of milk shared by a reader

3. Vitamin E and beta-carotene may speed growth of cancer cells - 29 January 2014 - This study in Nature indicates vitamin E may increase rate of growth in established cancers. Here is an easier explanation of the findings, which notes “Our study does not say anything about how antioxidant supplementation affects cancer risk in apparently healthy people."

4. See more information about Branched chain amino acids for muscle repair after workouts here.

5. See a notes and a video about why we overeat and become obese from Walter Willett at Harvard here.

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