Doctor's Orders: Jul. 25, 2005

SODA POP: IT'S CANDY IN A CAN

To curb consumption of sugared soda, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) last week urged the FDA to slap cigarette-style warning labels on these drinks, citing statistics like this: in 2004 the average American drank 37 gal.--60,000 calories--of what CSPI calls "liquid candy."

HOW CURRY FIGHTS CANCER

Curcumin, best known for lending turmeric and curry powder their yellow hue, may also fend off disease, according to a study in Cancer. In lab tests at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, curcumin inhibited the growth of melanoma cells and caused tumor...

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