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  • Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?
    Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?

    Consumption of emulsifiers, additives widely used in the production of processed foods, promotes inflammatory bowel disease and a cluster of obesity-related diseases known as metabolic syndrome, and may have contributed to the sharp rise in these conditions over the last three decades, says a...

  • Cholesterol is back on the menu in new federal dietary guidelines
    Cholesterol is back on the menu in new federal dietary guidelines

    Go ahead and make that omelet. A new draft of the federal government’s healthy eating guidelines is poised to scramble some long-standing advice on cholesterol-rich foods.

  • To lose weight, experts suggest a focus on fiber
    To lose weight, experts suggest a focus on fiber

    If you’re trying to lose weight, you could count your calories, keep track of precisely how much salt and sugar your eat, and make sure you hit certain targets for protein, carbohydrates, cholesterol and the various types of fat. Or you could set all of that aside and concentrate on...

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