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April 30, 2014
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...
July 31, 2013
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...
May 3, 2013
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.
March 28, 2012
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.
August 24, 2011
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.
September 17, 2008
Acrylamide in French Fries
Human studies on whether acrylamide in baked and fried carbohydrates may be carcinogenic.
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