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Salt: Friend or Foe? Nutrition researchers have known about the need for salt much longer than most other nutrients. Oddly enough, there is no RDA for sodium although the 10th edition of the Recommended Dietary Allowances states, "The minimum average requirement for adults is 115 mg of sodium per...
 
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Focus on Folic Acid Folic acid and folate are different terms for the same B vitamin.? Folate is the name of the vitamin as it is found naturally in foods.? Folic acid is the synthetic form found in vitamin supplements and added to fortified foods. In 1998, the Food...
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 
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Avoid Stomach Cancer Up until the 1930's the number one cancer killer in the United States was stomach cancer. Its incidence has dropped dramatically in the last 50 years but it still kills about 15,000 Americans annually. In Japan, stomach cancer still kills more people than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined although it has ... Salt and Stomach Cancer
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Using Chemoprotective Phytochemicals In The War Against Cancer The Battle: Americans are eating too much fat & too many calories, not enough fruits and vegetables.? These poor eating habits increase the risk of cancer.? 35% of all cancers may be linked directly to diet. The Mission: Reduce cancer risk by eating a plant-rich diet, which ... Chemoprotective Veggies
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In December, JAMA published a study by Dr. Ornish showing patients following a very low fat (<15%) near-vegetarian diet for 5 years continued to experience regression of their atherosclerosis without cholesterol-lowering medication. Patients following the AHA-type diet experienced progression even though most had also been taking cholesterol-lowering medications for...