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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 7, 2010
Good, Great, Bad, & Killer Fats
Avoiding trans fats doesn't just mean staying away from junk food.
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