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Allison Aubrey

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Adios, Trans Fats: FDA Poised To Phase Out Artery-Clogging Fat

Friday, May 22, 2015

Any day now, the FDA could announce a final rule aimed at removing much of the remaining trans fats out of the food supply. It could amount to a near ban on the fats, which wreak cardiovascular havoc.


McMadness: Activists Pile On At McDonald's Shareholders Meeting

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

From workers calling for higher wages to teachers blasting McDonald's for marketing to kids in schools, a bevy of critics have descended upon the company's headquarters in Illinois this week.


Pollinator Politics: Environmentalists Criticize Obama Plan To Save Bees

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The White House's strategy to reverse dramatic declines in bee numbers calls for the restoration of 7 million acres of bee-friendly habitat. Critics say the plan ignores a key culprit: pesticides.


USDA To Certify Non-GMO Foods With New Label

Friday, May 15, 2015

The government runs organic and antibiotic-free labeling programs, but has stayed out of the non-GMO labeling fray. That is, until a food company asked the USDA for help, and the agency obliged.


From Scornin' It To Lovin' It: McDonald's Tests Out Kale On Its Menu

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The green health halo hovering over kale glows brightly, and the company is putting it in breakfast bowls in nine Southern California locations. Will it help brighten up the Golden Arches?


Brain Boost: Mediterranean Diet May Fend Off Memory Loss

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

People in their 60s and 70s who followed the Mediterranean diet for four years held steady on cognitive tests, a study found. But the test scores of people following a lower-fat diet went down.


Promises, Promises: Is Big Food Marketing Less Junk To Kids On TV?

Friday, May 08, 2015

Back in 2006, food-industry giants pledged to market only "better-for-you" foods to children. A new study concludes they kept to the letter of that pledge, but not the spirit.


Panera Is The Latest To Drop Artificial Ingredients From Its Food

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Panera Bread says it's dropping artificial colors, preservatives and additives from many menu items. But while it says that includes artificial sweeteners, it's leaving sodas with them on the menu.


PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

Friday, April 24, 2015

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.


Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Two new studies published in the journal Nature point to a connection between a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids and a decline in bee health. What's bad for bees is bad for crops, too.


Running A Marathon? How To Eat and Drink So You Don't Hit The Wall

Friday, April 17, 2015

There's only so much fuel you can store before a big race. A performance nutrition expert gives us the rub on how to optimize carb-loading to avoid the miserable experience of running out of fuel.


Tylenol Might Dull Emotional Pain, Too

Thursday, April 16, 2015

People who took acetaminophen responded less strongly to happy or sad photos in a small study. It's one of several studies suggesting that there's an overlap with pain and other feelings.


Sodium Sleuths: Do Southerners Eat More Salt Than The Rest Of Us?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Hypertension, which is tied to sodium intake, is more prevalent in the South. Researchers had a hunch that Southerners eat more salty, packaged foods, so they went gumshoeing.


GNC Announces New Policy After Facing Scrutiny Over Mislabeled Products

Monday, March 30, 2015

After a probe by the New York Attorney General's office, GNC has announced major new testing and quality control procedures.


Arsenic In California Wines: Should Drinkers Be Concerned?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A recent lawsuit raises a red flag about traces of arsenic in some lower-cost California wines. But, by Canadian standards, the trace levels are acceptable.


Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

Monday, March 23, 2015

The limit for healthy drinking may be less than you think — one drink a day for women and two for men, according to health experts. New strategies aim to help heavy drinkers reduce their intake.


How The First Bite Of Food Sets The Body's Clock

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Researchers are starting to learn why, when we cross time zones or pull an all-nighter, our bodies get out of sync. This story first aired March 10 on Morning Edition.


Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.


If You're One Of The World's 382 Million Diabetics, Your Wages May Dip

Monday, March 16, 2015

The caseload could surge to 592 million by 2035, with a huge contribution from the developing world. And across the globe, people with diabetes tend to earn less — or lose their job altogether.


How Big Sugar Steered Research On A 'Tooth Decay Vaccine'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Though it never panned out, the sugar industry backed research to develop a vaccine to fight tooth decay, old industry documents reveal. Researchers say the goal was to deflect efforts to limit sugar.