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If you are looking to cut the trans fats from your diet, there is some good news that should make avoiding trans fats easier.

 

The FDA has announced that partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” Continue reading »

 

Single-larger-portion-size and dual-column nutrition labeling may help consumers make healthful decisions, according to a new report in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

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For the millions of Americans who take statins to prevent heart disease, there is big news about this class of drugs.

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Alzheimer's and Herpes Link

 

In a related post, New Alzheimer’s Test, Dr. Perlmutter looked at the striking correlation between the amount of beta amyloid in the brain and the degree of cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s patients.

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FDA Alert: Tainted Dietary Supplements

In an ongoing campaign against tainted dietary supplements, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking new steps aimed to protect consumers against potentially dangerous products.

 

The FDA’s December action looks to the supplement industry to prevent tainted products from reaching the U.S. market. 

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Rolaids Recall

The latest recall on Rolaids is just one more in a long list of recalls for McNeil, a unit of Johnson & Johnson.

 

The antacid Rolaids has been recalled by the maker because of “some consumer reports of foreign materials in the product, including metal and wood particles”. Continue reading »