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February 8, 2016

Brain Scars in Multiple Sclerosis Patients Reveal Possible Cause of Taste Problems, Penn Study Shows

Sizable Number of MS Patients Appear to Exhibit Taste Deficits

Taste deficits appear to be more prevalent among multiple sclerosis (MS) patients than previously reported and correlate with brain lesions left by the debilitating disease, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania's Smell and Taste Center and the department of Radiology found. The more lesions spotted on an MRI, the worse the taste function of the patient, the multi-institutional team reported in the Journal of Neurology. Read more ...

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February 5, 2016

The Plate Debate: Reducing the Risk of CVD

In the past few months, there has been a lot of controversy over what Americans should be eating in order to protect themselves against cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer and obesity. From the October 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) report that sent bacon-lovers into a tailspin and the latest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Recommendations that put a cap on daily sugar and sodium intake to the even more recent Penn Medicine study that examined the warning labels most likely to deter consumers from purchasing sugar-sweetened beverages, there's a lot of news buzzing about what we should rather, shouldn't be eating. Read more ...

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