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Northwestern University lab tests on breast cancer cells showed the oleic acid found in olive oil sharply cut levels of a gene thought to trigger breast cancer. But don’t go pouring on that olive oil yet. Dr. Kenney advises, “Test tube studies are not all that convincing. This study...
 
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FastCompany.com recently published (Issue 89, Dec. 2004) an interview with the CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts, who is quoted saying they are going to work to offer better choices over the long term. This caught our attention and prompted an investigation to the nutrition facts of their current menu. Boy...
 

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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities. They are jointly issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services and updated every 5 years. Among the proposed changes are a recommended daily folic acid intake (the USDA has not had ... The Dietary Guidelines for Americans: 2005 Update
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We asked James Kenney, PhD, RD, LD, FACN, about farm-raised salmon and toxins. Here is his reply, “We really don’t have any good data about the risk from the dioxin levels in farmed fish. It certainly makes sense to eat wild caught rather than farmed salmon just in case it turns out to be high ... Food News:Farm-Raised Salmon
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Healthful holidays can be a tasteful reality with the integration of a few healthier solutions into traditional fares. Substitute lower-calorie, reduced-fat and lower-sodium products and leave your worries behind, along with those unwanted pounds. Sensational Starters: For a great low-calorie, high-fiber beginning prepared in minutes, serve a vegetable relish...