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Health stories for Feb. 28, 2013

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UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 28, 2013 -

Chemicals used to treat drinking water could lead to health problems, according to the Environmental Working Group.

They found toxic chemicals in all 2,000 water systems it tested.

The chemical is reportedly a side effect of the process to clean tap water.

Chlorine and other chemicals are added to kill bacteria and other microorganisms.

The group says the chemicals can increase the risk of bladder cancer, birth defects and miscarriages.


Men who eat larger helpings of lean ground beef do a better job of keeping their muscles.

A new study looked at middle-aged men and found those eating six-ounce portions had better results then those eating three ounces.

The USDA recommends servings of two to three ounces.

Researchers found the extra meat helps with muscle protein synthesis, the process that repairs and grows skeletal muscle.


The benefits of extra virgin olive oil may go beyond helping your heart.

Olive oil has polyphenols, a type of anti-oxidant that protects cells from damage.

Scientists are looking into how that can effect bone and digestive health and prevent cancer.

Extra virgin olive oil should be bought in a bottle that protects it from light.



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