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Nutrition

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  • FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats

    FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats
    The Obama administration is ordering food companies to phase out the artery-clogging trans fats that can lead to heart disease, the country's leading cause of death. The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it would require food makers...
  • FDA says trans fats are not safe and must be removed from food supply

    FDA says trans fats are not safe and must be removed from food supply
    In its continuing bid to drive trans fats from U.S. diets, the Food and Drug Administration said it is striking partially hydrogenated oils from the list of food additives it considers so safe that manufacturers may use them without special clearance....
  • Environmental Nutrition: Eating to protect your kidneys

    Environmental Nutrition Your kidneys work hard every day to filter out wastes from your bloodstream. Unfortunately, an estimated 20 million Americans have impaired kidney function, and many don't even know it. Most people won't progress to complete...
  • Keeping men healthy

    Keeping men healthy
    He's never done it before, but after attending a seminar on men's health in Waukegan Saturday, Fred Turman said he's going to start reading food labels. "I'm going to look for fiber and trans fat content," he said. Turman of Waukegan was among several...
  • Health column: For tops in nutrition, shop at a farmers market

    Health column: For tops in nutrition, shop at a farmers market
    'Tis the season for maximizing our produce intake, and farmers markets are an excellent place to start. We know most Americans are not consuming enough fruits and vegetables, and we know taste is the number one motivator for eating them. Farmers market...
  • Lupus makes maintaining immunity doubly difficult

    Lupus makes maintaining immunity doubly difficult
    Strengthening and maintaining one's immune system is important for everyone, but for lupus patients, it's not only vital to keeping the disease under control, it's very tricky. The immune systems of lupus patients already are working in overdrive and...
  • Quinn on Nutrition: No one best diet for diabetes patients, just 'patterns' of healthy eating

    What's the best diet for people with diabetes? It's not an easy one-size-fits all, we were told at the scientific sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Boston recently. In fact, many of the experts at this meeting said the answer may not be...
  • 'Freedom' fries: Texas repeals ban on deep fryers in schools

    It's about freedom, not the fries. So says new Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, who announced Thursday that the state is repealing a decade-old ban on deep fryers in public schools — an unappetizing reversal to national health advocates,...
  • Senator probes retailers on dubious 'brain' supplements

    A high-ranking Senate Democrat is probing retailers and online companies about sales of dubious dietary supplements, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other age-related problems. The pills, tablets and...
  • The benefits of good nutrition are more than skin deep

    Healthy skin reflects overall health, which means it can be influenced, for better or for worse, by the nutrients in your diet. A poor diet can contribute to inflammation, oxidative stress, and glycation (bonding of a protein to a sugar molecule), three...
  • Going Places: Diana Henry likes a good culinary adventure

    Diana Henry had a degree from Oxford, a great job at the BBC and the promise of a golden future. But when she turned 30, curiosity got the best of her. She took a leave to attend a course at Leiths School of Food and Wine and remembers standing proudly...