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Allison Aubrey

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If Exercise Is Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow

Friday, July 11, 2014

The idea that sacrificing at the gym entitles us to a reward seems to be embedded in our collective thinking. Researchers set out to test how this affects how we eat after a workout.

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From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.

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How Dark Chocolate, Not Milk Chocolate, May Help Blood Flow

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

In a small study, people with peripheral artery disease who ate dark chocolate could walk farther than those who ate milk chocolate. Compounds in dark chocolate may make it easier to keep moving.

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School Nutrition Fight Widens As School Board Members Join In

Monday, June 23, 2014

Leaders of the National School Board Association say they're concerned about "federal overreach on school meals." But the first lady maintains that now is not the time to turn back the standards.

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Chia Seed Powders, CDC Says

Friday, June 13, 2014

Recalls of chia seed powders expand as 21 people in 12 states have been sickened by salmonella tied to the powder. The powder has a long shelf life, so consumers should check their pantries.

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Exercise And Protein May Help Good Gut Bacteria Get Their Groove On

Friday, June 13, 2014

A new study of athletes suggests exercise may help support a rich, diverse mix of bacteria in the gut. But scientists say the athletes' high-protein diet may also be supporting the community.

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School Lunch Debate: What's At Stake?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lawmakers in the House plan to vote this week on whether to allow schools to delay implementing new nutrition standards in school lunches. Some policymakers have called the standards "over the top."

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Moms And Tykes Should Eat More Fish Low In Mercury, Says FDA

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Many mothers-to-be and breastfeeding women were turned off of fish out of mercury concerns. A study finds many of these women now eat too little fish, so two agencies are recommending they eat more.

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Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

Friday, June 06, 2014

An environmental group is blasting Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme for buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy rain forest and peatlands. The group says sustainable palm oil should be used instead.

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The Secret's In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off

Thursday, June 05, 2014

This summer is bringing a bumper crop of lighter, more subtle wines like Vinho Verde, Riesling and Txakoli. While lower in alcohol, these wines are also winning fans for their low cost.

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Norovirus: Far More Likely To Come From Restaurant Than Cruise Ship

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Cruise ships account for only 1 percent of reported norovirus cases, while 25 percent come from contaminated food. Sick workers at restaurants and cafeterias often spread the virus.

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Could A 6-Cent Tax Sour Us On Soda And Sugary Drinks?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

A new study argues that taxing sodas and sugary drinks by the calorie would spur consumers to cut back. A 6-cent tax per 12-ounce can would lead to 5,800 fewer calories consumed per year, it found.

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Health Advocates Lament GOP Move To Relax School Lunch Rules

Friday, May 30, 2014

A House committee Thursday approved a measure that would give schools a way to opt out of new, federal healthy school lunch standards. But advocates say kids' health should take precedence.

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Could Diet Soda Really Be Better Than Water For Weight Loss?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A new study funded by the beverage industry suggests that diet drinks might be more effective than water alone in helping dieters shed pounds. Researchers speculate that soda made people less hungry.

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Lawmakers Seek Delay On Healthy Lunch Rules For Schools

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Some in Congress want to give schools more time to comply with a new law to limit calories and fat and add more veggies to meals. But nutrition advocates say it would roll back healthy gains for kids.

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Mamma Mia! Italian Chains Make Fast-Food Fare Look Light

Thursday, May 01, 2014

A new report details the diet-busting fare at popular Italian chains, like Maggiano's 1,680-calorie shrimp scampi pasta dish. It has about three times the calories of one Big Mac.

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Oklahoma Issues Timeline Of Botched Execution

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The timeline shows that on the day of the execution, Clayton D. Lockett cut himself and was hit with a stun gun. It took a phlebotomist 51 minutes to find a vein, before settling on one in his groin.

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Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A new report finds that the average compensation of fast-food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.

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Where's The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Not all whole grain breads are created equal. Choosing breads with fully intact grains (think nuggets of whole rye, wheat or millet) may help control blood sugar and stave off hunger.

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Time To Relax The Sodium Guidelines? Some Docs Say Not So Fast

Thursday, April 03, 2014

A new study suggests that when it comes to the optimal amount of salt intake, there may be more leeway than we thought. But some doctors say we still need to lower sodium to control blood pressure.

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