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Getting Enough Fiber?

Health Advice / Nutrition News /

A new study finds that American adults continue to fall short of their daily fiber needs. The study looked at data from more than 14,000 adults over five years. Only 7.4% met the Institute of Medicine's recommendation of 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories consumed. We need anywhere from 25 to 38 grams of fiber per day, depending on our ...Read more

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Quinn on Nutrition: Is dietary fiber really that important?

Health Advice / Nutrition /

Reader B.D. posed this challenge to me this week: “I would appreciate your opinion as a dietitian on this article on dietary fiber.”

The article, “Does a high fibre diet prevent disease?” written by Dr. Sebastian Rushworth — a junior physician in Stockholm who graduated from medical school in 2020 — challenges what he says is “the...Read more

Cajita Feliz

Health Advice / Scott LaFee /

That's Happy Meal in Spanish, but you already know that if you've been paying attention to TV ads. A new report says the fast food industry spent $5 billion on advertising their products in 2019, most of which targeted Black and Hispanic youth.

That's $400 million more than in 2012. Spending on Spanish advertising in 2019 increased 33% since ...Read more