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Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Healthy Fat? A Doctor Weighs In

Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Healthy Fat? A Doctor Weighs In

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Is there such a thing as eating too much avocado? Dr. Raj has the answer. You know healthy fats like salmon, avocado, and olive oil are good for you, but can you overdo it? The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans don't give a strict upper limit for how much total fat you should eat (though they do recommend keeping saturated fat consumption to less than 10 percent of your daily calorie intake). And as you know, healthy fats found in foods like avocado, nuts, salmon, and extra-virgin olive oil have many benefits: They provide your body with lasting energy, keep you feeling full longer, and help your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins. However, all dietary fat—both unhealthy trans and saturated fats and good-for-you monounsaturated and polyunsaturated f
Study weighs risks of human-drone impacts

Study weighs risks of human-drone impacts

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Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The risks of drone-human collisions vary widely, researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University found in a new comprehensive survey.If drones are to take on more tasks, including package delivery, traffic management and more, the unmanned aircraft systems will have to fly over humans, raising the risk of drone-human collisions. But what do those risks actually entail? What might they look like?The latest study offers answers to those questions -- questions regulators at the Federal Aviation Administration and elsewhere are likely to pose as they consider whether or not to grant UASs greater access to airspace.Using a crash test dummy, Virginia Tech researchers analyzed the potential risk of head and neck injuries posed by three commercially available d...
Is Soy Good for You? A Doctor Weighs In

Is Soy Good for You? A Doctor Weighs In

Health
What to know before eating forms of soy like tofu, tempeh, soy milk, and edamame. Soy has gotten a bad rap over the years, but it can be a smart addition to your diet if you eat it the right way. Soy provides a variety of nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Some forms of soy, like tofu and tempeh, are also healthy alternatives to animal proteins. (Animal sources of protein can have more heart-harming saturated fat than plant-based sources.) If eating more soy helps you displace some meat in your diet, great.RELATED: The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Protein SourcesThe debate over soy mainly has to do with phytoestrogens, which are plant-derived compounds (found in soybeans) that were believed to behave similarly to estrogen in the body. For years, there’s bee
GOP weighs options as health bill faces hurdle on abortion

GOP weighs options as health bill faces hurdle on abortion

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Senate Republicans working on high-stakes health care legislation are anticipating problems with abortion restrictions that their House counterparts have already passed. As a result, they're considering ways to channel new financing for health insurance through existing government programs that bar the use of taxpayer dollars for abortion, according to sources familiar with the policy discussions. Those options include the Children's Health Insurance Program. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of closely held discussions about a Senate version of the health care bill. GOP aides said nothing has been resolved. Republican leaders are pressing for a Senate vote on health care, which could come before the July 4 holiday. Senate GOP leaders want their bill to bar fe...