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  • Cancer Risk From French Fries
    Cancer Risk From French Fries
    The association between cancer and the consumption of deep-fried foods may be due to carcinogens formed at high temperatures in animal foods (heterocyclic amines and polycyclic hydrocarbons) and...
  • Is Carrageenan Safe?
    Is Carrageenan Safe?
    Carrageenan is a food additive used as a thickener and fat substitute in a variety of dairy and nondairy products. Concerns about potential intestinal tract damage are placed in the context of...
  • Eating Healthy on a Budget
    Eating Healthy on a Budget
    When measured on a cost per serving, cost per weight, or cost per nutrition basis, fruits and vegetables beat out meat and junk food.
  • Breast Cancer Survival and Trans Fat
    Breast Cancer Survival and Trans Fat
    Breast cancer survivors may reduce their chances of survival if they eat too much trans fat, found primarily in the American diet in junk food and animal products.
  • Calculate Your Healthy Eating Score
    Calculate Your Healthy Eating Score
    Rate your diet on a scale of 0 to 100 using the phytochemical index and compare your score to the standard American diet.
  • Acrylamide in French Fries
    Acrylamide in French Fries
    Human studies on whether acrylamide in baked and fried carbohydrates may be carcinogenic.