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Nutrition News: Hidden Sodium

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Everybody has sodium in their diet; it's a fact of life. Sodium is an essential nutrient. Some of us, however, may be getting too much. Often, we aren't even aware of where it's hiding in the foods we're eating.

Less than 30 percent of the average American's daily intake comes from adding salt to food at the table, according to the Centers for ...Read more

Cancer and Sugar

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Cancer and Sugar

You've probably heard the adage that you shouldn't feed cancer cells sugar. Maybe you've wondered if lowering your sugar intake will help decrease the spread of cancer cells.

Is it true? Does lowering your sugar intake make a difference?

Scientists at the University of Oxford in the U.K. studied mouse models and cells from ...Read more

Nutrition News: Can Vitamin D Help Prevent Diabetes?

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Three in 4 Americans have a vitamin D deficiency, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It's a growing problem.

New research finds that those deficient may be at a greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

In a new study published in Diabetes Care, high-risk patients with the highest blood levels of vitamin D were 28 percent ...Read more

Nutrition News: Food Safety for the Holidays

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You may have heard about the recent recall of romaine lettuce due to the presence of E. coli bacteria. As a result, you won't find romaine available for purchase. Earlier this week, the FDA and CDC issued a statement to consumers not to eat any foods containing romaine lettuce or purchase any items with romaine lettuce. There is an ongoing ...Read more

Nutrition News: Oh, the Benefits of Being Active

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Want to be healthy? Move more and sit less. It's as simple as that.

Sitting more has been linked by new evidence to higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and all-cause mortality, according to the second edition of the "Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans," published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for 2018...Read more

Nutrition News: Less Sugar, Better Carbohydrates

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There's really no one good way to lose weight. Some people lose weight counting calories, others with a low-fat regime and others with low carbohydrates.

Colette Heimowitz, the vice president of nutrition and education at Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., helps those want to eat a lower-carbohydrate diet. She is the author of the recently published "...Read more

Too Much Salt for Our Kids

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Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, kills more than 800,000 Americans each year. We know that too much salt may contribute to high blood pressure and increased cardiovascular risk. According to a new study in the "Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics," American children are consuming sodium at levels that far...Read more

Nutrition News: Fiber for Your Brain

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As we age, our brain cells become inflamed and begin to produce chemicals known to impair cognitive and motor function. That's one explanation for why memory fades and other brain functions decline during old age.

Scientists at the University of Illinois may have a remedy: more dietary fiber. Dietary fiber promotes the growth of good bacteria ...Read more

Nutrition News: Weight-Loss Hindrances

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Not losing weight? I talk to people on a regular basis who just can't seem to shed those unwanted pounds, even though they feel like they're doing everything right. It's increasingly frustrating when we're trying our hardest, and the scale won't budge.

I've put together some tips for why it may not be working for you, and what to do about it, ...Read more

Weight Loss and Breast Cancer

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October is breast cancer awareness month. The fight to find a cure is dear to many of our hearts, as we've been touched by family and friends who have had to fight this battle.

A new study finds there is a powerful weapon available to all of us to prevent breast cancer: losing as little as 5 percent of our body weight.

A study in the journal, ...Read more

Cranberries for Health

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We've all learned a few things about nutrition from our moms and grandmas: Eat your fruits and veggies to be healthy, and drinking cranberry juice can help with a urinary tract infection.

Is it true?

Perhaps. Research about cranberry juice has been mixed. Some studies show cranberry juice to be effective in reducing the risk for UTIs, while ...Read more

Kitchen Makeover

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I went on a cleaning spree last weekend and cleaned my kitchen -- refrigerator, cabinets, all of it. I pitched the cans that were out of date and organized what was left to make it more accessible.

I'm amazed at the ease in preparing food now that I've organized. September just happens to be National Family Meals Month, but don't let the start ...Read more

Nutrition News: New Recommendations for Fighting Obesity

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OK, we have to get serious about obesity. More than 35 percent of men and 40 percent of women in the U.S. are now considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force released new recommendations in the Journal of the American Medical Association that tell us...Read more

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