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  • FDA says trans fats are not safe and must be removed from food supply

    FDA says trans fats are not safe and must be removed from food supply

    In its continuing bid to drive trans fats from U.S. diets, the Food and Drug Administration said it is striking partially hydrogenated oils from the list of food additives it considers so safe that manufacturers may use them without special clearance.

  • Eating chocolate gets another thumbs-up for heart attack, stroke prevention

    Eating chocolate gets another thumbs-up for heart attack, stroke prevention

    More good news for chocoholics: New research has found that devoted consumers of chocolate -- including some who consume the equivalent of about two standard candy bars a day -- are 11% less likely than those who eat little to no chocolate to have heart attacks and strokes, and 25% less likely...

  • Talented bacteria detect cancer, diabetes

    Talented bacteria detect cancer, diabetes

    You might want to park at the door any assumptions about bacteria being primitive, inert or yucky. This is a story about genetically engineered forms of bacteria that may someday diagnose cancer by analyzing a urine sample, and that have already shown a knack for recognizing the hallmarks of diabetes...

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