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Bring on the beans! A new study finds that eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas, or lentils could significantly reduce cholesterol (the "bad" LDL kind).

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A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.

Bring on the beans! A new study finds that eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas, or lentils could significantly reduce cholesterol (the “bad” LDL kind). Our current favorite way to bean up? Pasta e ceci (pasta with chickpeas)! [EurekAlert]

England’s Prime Minister David Cameron says he will swiftly ban wild animals from circuses. (A bill was drafted last March, but has yet to be enacted.) [Ecorazzi]

Need another reason to love your morning joe? According to new research, drinking a cup of coffee a day lowers your risk of developing liver cancer. [Los Angeles Times]

Maryland amends a law stating pit bulls are inherently dangerous. Last August, President Obama spoke out against breed-specific legislation that encourages “canine profiling.” [Huffington Post]