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NCAlert - News and Information about Health and Wellness

NCAlert, Issue V
October 2013
Francisco Villarreal MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Cocoa, high in flavanols, may neutralize high oxidative stress condition and have specific and beneficial actions on important control system pathways in muscle tissue. 


NCAlert, Issue IV
June 2013
Study finds no association with frequency of candy consumption and increased BMI or waist circumference, nor adverse health effects with blood pressure or cholesterol measures.


NCAlert, Issue III
November 2012
Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD Professor, Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego
New study shows that those who eat chocolate on a regular basis may actually be thinner than those who don't.

NCAlert, Issue II
June 2012
Brian P. Meier, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology from Gettysburg College
The impact that sweetness-related metaphors (“she’s a sweetheart”) may have on prosocial behaviors (behaviors intended to help other people).

NCAlert, Issue I
September 2011
Carol E. O'Neil, PhD, MPH, LDN, RD, Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics - Louisiana State University
Candy is a special treat that can be enjoyed in moderation.