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Plant based diet study debunks eating for your blood type for weight loss, health

You may have read that it's important to eat certain foods based on your blood type. Depending on whether your blood type is O, A, B or AB, proponents of the blood type diet say there are foods to eat and foods to avoid for optimal health and a longer life.  Can eating certain foods based on blood type really help you live longer? The blood type diet was first introduced in 1996 by a naturopathic physician, Peter D'Adamo who alleges that even the spices you put on your food could contribute to better health and should be individualized for your specific blood type.  The theory is that certain foods and even the type of exercise you do should be individualized.  For instance, if you have type O blood you should eat plenty of meat and fish protein, vegetables and fruits but stay away from legumes - at least so the dietary guidelines say.  Recommendations for weight loss include avoiding dairy, corn and wheat and filling up on red meat, broccoli, spinach and olive oil.  Type A ind

Can you eat square or heart shaped Japanese watermelon?

Is square or heart shaped watermelon tasty? Image Wikimedia Commons Have you ever wondered if Japanese square watermelon tastes good?  What about heart shaped watermelon? Are Japanese watermelons edible?  According to a new report from EmaxHealth.com , the fruits are not tasty. Watermelon has many known health benefits, but when you mess with mother nature to make a cubed or heart shaped watermelon you lost taste. Why is it done? According to EmaxHealth reporter Tamar Najarian: "...by the time it [square watermelon] is the proper shape, it has not been given the time needed to also mature. As such, one can buy a non-edible square watermelon for nearly $100 from posh upscale supermarkets and use it as decoration or gifts that could last up to a year or more."   In Najarian's opinion that makes square watermelons pretty useless, despite the fact that they're produced to make them easier to store..  You can even grow your own square watermelon , Hear

Why some bladder cancer is more invasive than others discovered

Image: Wikimedia Commons Researchers learn how bladder  cancer becomes invasive  Researchers have a new understanding of why some bladder cancer is more invasive than others. According to findings from University of Stanford scientists, the discovery could mean new ways to diagnose and treat bladder cancer.  One stem cell responsible for invasive bladder cancer The study that was conducted in mice is the first to show bladder cancer as well as lesions considered precancerous arise from one single cell. The scientists says it also explains why cancer of the bladder can recur.  We've learned that, at an intermediate stage during cancer progression, a single cancer stem cell and its progeny can quickly and completely replace the entire bladder lining," said Philip Beachy, PhD, professor of biochemistry and of developmental biology. in a press release."All of these cells have already taken several steps along the path to becoming an aggressive tumor. Thus, even w