Nutrition and Lifestyle

Health News: Fiber for longevity, GMO labeling wars, & Norovirus vaccine

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The latest in health news: Norovirus may meet its demise in the form of a vaccine, a GM bill introduced in Congress could halt labeling, and cereal fiber could be the key to longevity

Study on cereal fiber shows only weak link to health benefits

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A new study just published in BMC Medicine examined the putative health benefits of cereal fiber. Continue reading

Federal GMO labeling bill back in Congress

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The “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act,” first proposed by Representative Mike Pompeo (R-Kan) and Representative G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) is once Continue reading

On GMOs, is it, He said, She said? No: she’s an honored scientist, he’s a cookbook writer with a vegan bent

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In today’s NY Times, food columnist Mark Bittman goes overboard as usual in a rant disguised as a critique of our system of chemical regulation, and veers off into his true Continue reading

Kudos to the FDA for approving new apples and potatoes

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Although anti-GMO activists will undoubtedly disagree, we here at ACSH compliment the FDA for its approval of genetically engineered (GMO) apples and potatoes. Continue reading

“Fast food ban” in South LA doesn’t curb obesity

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Fast food often gets a bad reputation, but the solution to the obesity epidemic does not involve limiting fast food restaurants. According to new Continue reading

Health News: High-protein myths, Glyphosate ruling, & Dr. Ross’ latest op-ed

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The latest in health news: The myths on high protein diets, Glyphosate ruling ignores the science, & Dr. Ross’ latest op-ed on Science 2.0.

Dr. Dean Ornish Inveighs Against High Protein Diets In NY Times Op-Ed

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Dr. Dean Ornish, well-known for his very low fat, nearly vegetarian diet, this morning warned against taking the lack of restrictions of dietary cholesterol (and the implication that animal proteins and fats aren’t restricted either) too literally. Continue reading

Consumer Reports Now Drinking Environmental Working Group’s Kool-Aid

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For years the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been publishing its lists of vegetables and fruits that supposedly are ‘contaminated’ with the largest amounts of pesticides. Continue reading

New study tries to link breastfeeding with higher IQ and income

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends mothers breastfeed their babies exclusively for up to six months and then a combination of solid foods Continue reading


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