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Nutrition

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  • UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

    New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons per day — an amount that...
  • WHO: World is eating too much sugar

    WHO: World is eating too much sugar
    LONDON (AP) — 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...
  • 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...
  • The human microbiome: How to feed your gut

     The human microbiome: How to feed your gut
    Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute guest posts to The Baltimore Sun's Picture of Health blog (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth. The latest post is from Mindy Athas. Within our gut lives a busy ecosystem...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Federal food police back in action

    The following editorial appeared in The Orange County Register on Saturday, Feb. 28: The food police are at it again. The latest assault on the freedom to control what you put into your own body comes in the form of a 571-page report from the Dietary...
  • Getting a handle on proposed U.S. Dietary Guidelines

    It's time again to anticipate the release of a new set of official U.S. Dietary Guidelines. The guidelines, which inform federal food and nutrition education programs, are updated every five years. A government advisory committee submitted its report...
  • Official warns against improper weight cutting by UFC fighters

    The head of the California State Athletic Commission warns that improper weight cutting by combat-sports fighters like the Ultimate Fighting Championship athletes who stepped on the scale near Staples Center on Friday is “the biggest problem in...
  • How to live longer, in 100 annoying steps

    How to live longer, in 100 annoying steps
    Want to live to age 115? Emma Morano, an Italian woman born in 1899, shared her secrets: Eat three raw eggs every day, and stay single. Also, move to a milder climate. "The doctor told me to change air," she told The New York Times. "And I'm still here....
  • How to convert your diet to Paleo and lose weight

    Eat like a caveman. That's the thrust of the trendy Paleo style of eating. At its core, the Paleo diet is devoid of all processed foods, refined sugars and dairy. In theory, it is supposed to mirror the way Stone Age hunter-gathers ate. The diet has been...