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Replacing red meat with plant protein reduces heart disease risk

A meta-analysis of trials comparing the health effects of red meat consumption with those of other diets found that substituting healthful plant protein for red meat helps lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Eating plant proteins, such as tofu, may benefit cardiovascular health. Many studies throughout the years have linked the consumption of red meat… Read More »

Third Akorn sterile drug plant hit by FDA as new CEO lays out blueprint for a better future

Akorn Pharmaceuticals, which had a $ 4.3 billion buyout by Fresenius tank last fall, just can’t seem to catch a break. Just weeks after being hit with an FDA warning letter for its manufacturing operations in Illinois—problems that led to the death of the deal—Akorn today reported that it has received a citation on its third… Read More »

Caraway: A Plant With Diverse Culinary Applications, Plus a Few Potential Health Benefits

Caraway (Carum carvi) is an aromatic plant known for its seeds. However, other parts of it are edible as well, such as the leaves and roots.1 It’s considered to be one of the oldest cultivated spices,2 being utilized by ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Arabs.3 In fact, it is believed that the word originated from… Read More »