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August 16, 2012
Optimal Phytosterol Source
Whole food sources of phytosterols, such as seeds and nuts, are likely superior to supplements or phytosterol-fortified spreads and beverages.
June 22, 2012
Blocking the First Step of Heart Disease
By preventing the buildup of cholesterol in our blood stream, we can prevent atherosclerosis in our coronary arteries, the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This...
May 17, 2012
Preventing Macular Degeneration with Diet
A healthy diet may not only prevent the complications of diabetes, but also reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, another common cause of blindness.
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.
December 23, 2011
Trans Fat, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol: Tolerable Upper Intake of Zero
The intake of trans fats which come mostly from junk food and animal products, saturated fat mostly from dairy products and chicken, and cholesterol coming mostly from eggs and chicken should be as...
November 4, 2011
New Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Following the recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to "shift food intake patterns to a more plant-based diet," the latest USDA guidelines include a vegan adaptation.
October 25, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: USDA Conflicts of Interest
The mission of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is to promote agribusiness. At the same time, USDA is the agency primarily tasked with developing the nutrition guidelines.
September 17, 2007
Good, Great, Bad, & Killer Fats
Avoiding trans fats doesn't just mean staying away from junk food.
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