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Diets and Dieting

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  • INFLUENCE GAME: Meat industry fights new dietary proposal

    The meat industry is seeing red. Meat companies have tried to rehabilitate an image tarnished in recent years by health and environmental concerns. Now the industry is swiftly and aggressively working to discredit a proposal for new dietary guidelines...
  • Vegetarians who ate fish had lowest colorectal cancer risk, study says

    Vegetarians who ate fish had lowest colorectal cancer risk, study says
    Colorectal cancers kill more Americans than any other cancer except lung cancer, but a new study suggests you can reduce your risk of the disease by laying off the cheeseburgers and pastramis and opting for a large salad or broiled salmon instead. After...
  • A list of healthful oils for cooking and eating

    A list of healthful oils for cooking and eating
    Evaluating the healthfulness of a particular type of fat is a matter of comparison. Though butter is better than margarine and other trans fats, vegetable oils with a blend of polyunsaturated fats or monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil, are even...
  • Heart-healthy food in 10 easy steps

    Heart-healthy food in 10 easy steps
    "You can't fix your health until you fix your diet." So says Sheah Rarback, a registered dietitian on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami and a Miami Herald columnist. The fuel you put into your body, like that in...
  • More than a DASH of hope

    More than a DASH of hope
    Walter Swierk was at death's door in the summer of 2012 when he agreed to participate in a medical study conducted by a team at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The retired Chicago police officer was asked to go on the research-based DASH diet,...
  • Don't put too much of a good thing into that healthy diet

    Don't put too much of a good thing into that healthy diet
    Nutritionists are continually spouting the benefits of foods like tomatoes, avocados and fish, but overdoing it on these healthy foods actually can be harmful. "Even nutritious food can be too much of a good thing if you eat it in too large a quantity...
  • Letter: Nutrition panel tells all

    The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products. And not just to lower our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity but because it slows the...
  • EatingWell: Make a healthy diet a way of life

    All too often, when starting a diet, we start out with grand intentions ("I'm going to lose weight and eat better! This time will be different, I swear!) only to revert to our old eating habits within a week or two. So how can you give your desire to...
  • Nutritional roadblocks: 11 whole gain myths busted

    At first glance, whole grains like whole wheat, barley, quinoa and brown rice may not seem controversial, but misconceptions and half-truths abound, creating barriers to meeting the U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommendation to consume at least three servings...
  • UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

    UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
    Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the World Health Organization say the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar intake to just 5 to 10...
  • A brief timeline shows how we're gluttons for diet fads

     A brief timeline shows how we're gluttons for diet fads
    We've barely dug ourselves out from beneath the pile of new diet books that arrived to kick off the year, and already the "get in shape for summer" diet books are filling our mailboxes. That raises the question: If any of these diets actually worked,...