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Nutrition

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  • 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,...
  • U.S. poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol in diet

    The nation's top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption. The group's finding that cholesterol in the diet need...
  • Why does one of America's top pastry chefs want you to skip dessert?

    Why does one of America's top pastry chefs want you to skip dessert?
    It might seem odd that Emily Luchetti, one of the legends in American pastry, is urging people to skip sweets. But it’s all a matter of perspective. Luchetti, who was the pastry chef at San Francisco’s Stars and Farallon and now heads...
  • 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....
  • 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

    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...
  • Why carbs don't deserve rap as new diet villain

    It's become popular to think of foods as either good or bad, something to eat or something to avoid. Carbohydrates, which had their moment as a good food back when fat was the bad guy, are now being blamed in part for the epidemic of obesity, diabetes and...
  • Quinn on Nutrition: Multiple choices from 2015 Dietary Guidelines

    It's snowing in Denver. And I'm at the airport, wondering if I'll make it home tonight. So naturally, I roam around and look for something to eat. What an opportune time to think about a new report just released by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory...
  • Healthy aging made simple: Tips from a geriatrician

    SAN JOSE, Calif. When geriatrician Mehrdad Ayati first met Lee Katz in 2011, he encountered yet another patient and her spouse who were in despair over the conflicting and contradictory information they received in her care. The Menlo Park woman was in a...
  • Crazy for carrots: Colorful veggies pack a big nutritional punch

    You can't go wrong by adding more carrots to your menu. Raw or cooked, these colorful veggies pack a lot of nutrition in a small package. THE FOLKLORE The carrot was first cultivated about 1,100 years ago in the Afghanistan region, but seeds from its...