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Allison Aubrey

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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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Good Day Sunshine: Could Morning Light Help Keep Us Lean?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

People who are exposed to light earlier in the day are slimmer, a study finds. That doesn't mean morning sunshine helps people lose weight. But it matches other evidence on light and health.

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Why All Fat Is Not Created Equal

Monday, March 31, 2014

Eating a diet high in fat isn't good for us. But demonizing fat didn't lead us down a healthy path either. Some fats, especially plant-based fats such olive oil are good for us.

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Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

Monday, March 31, 2014

There's new thinking about the effects of fat on our waistlines and our hearts. And consensus is building that saturated fat isn't the demon we were once told to fear, especially compared with carbs.

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Why We Got Fatter During The Fat-Free Food Boom

Friday, March 28, 2014

In the 1970s, the U.S. Dietary Goals advised Americans to cut back on fat and eat more carbs to lower the risk of heart disease. But some experts say this high-carb, low-fat diet helped fuel obesity.

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Don't Fear The Fat: Experts Question Saturated Fat Guidelines

Monday, March 17, 2014

The link between heart disease and saturated fat that scientists have been drilling into us for 40 years is not as solid as many of us once thought. But don't run out and gorge on bacon just yet.

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Companies Tap Celebrity Power For Extreme Vegetable Makeover

Friday, March 14, 2014

If mom can't nudge kids to eat veggies, Maybe Disney teen stars will be more effective. Increasingly, companies are marketing healthy food to kids. Turns out, it's good for their bottom line, too.

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Almost 500 Foods Contain The 'Yoga Mat' Compound. Should We Care?

Thursday, March 06, 2014

A report finds that azodicarbonamide wasn't just in Subway's bread: It's in hundreds of foods. While it has been linked to asthma in factory workers, the additive poses no known risk to consumers.

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Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

A new study cautions that eating a diet rich in animal proteins could be as harmful to health as smoking. Not quite, other researchers say, but it's still a good idea to go heavy on the greens.

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With New Food Labels, Back Of The Box Gets A Makeover

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Nutrition panels just got a big makeover from the Food and Drug Administration. First lady Michelle Obama is announcing the changes on the fourth anniversary of her campaign to fight obesity.

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First Look: The FDA's Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The FDA has released its mock-up of a proposed new label for food. On it, calorie counts go big and bold. What's out? Listing calories from fat. What else is new? More details on added sugars.

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Nutrition Labels To Get Long-Overdue Tweaks

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

With obesity as a top health priority, the first lady wants clearer labels to help people make healthier choices. Advocates hope food manufacturers will have to provide more details on added sugar.

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New Food Label Aims To Make Healthy Decisions Easier

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration and the White House are expected to unveil a new food label this week. Changed just once since their adoption, these labels need to be less confusing, advocates say.

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How Tracing The Oil In Your Pop-Tarts May Help Save Rain Forests

Friday, February 21, 2014

A Kellogg shareholder helped nudge the company to buy palm oil that's fully traceable to its source. The hope is that more transparency in the industry will prevent environmental and labor abuses.

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How Caffeinated Are Our Kids? Coffee Consumption Jumps

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Energy drinks tend to get a bad rap. But when it comes to caffeine intake, teenagers seem to be getting far more caffeine from coffee drinks. Overall, about three-fourths of children in the U.S. consume caffeine on a given day.

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Subway Phasing Out Bread Additive After Blogger Flags Health Concerns

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Just a few days after a food blogger created a buzz with an online petition raising questions about the safety of a food additive commonly used in commercial baking, sandwich giant Subway has announced plans to phase it out of its fresh-baked breads.

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Yoga May Help Overcome Fatigue After Breast Cancer

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cancer patients and survivors are told to exercise, but the disease and treatments can leave them with overwhelming fatigue. Yoga may be a gentle way to get moving, a study reports, with breast cancer survivors who did yoga saying they had less fatigue than women who did not.

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Potential Carcinogen In Colas Has FDA Reviewing Data

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A new study from Consumer Reports finds varying levels of 4-MEI –listed as a carcinogen in California — in popular sodas. The chemical is created during the manufacturing of caramel color used to dye sodas brown. Coke has reformulated its sodas to bring down levels, but Pepsi is still transitioning.

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