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The Demise of Trans Fats

Trans fats have been in the U.S. food supply since the early part of the 20th century. Although some (very few) trans fats are found in nature, most of them are man-made – a...

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2015 DGAC Report

In February, 2015 the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released their scientific report and recommendations.  The Committee surprised many people by recommending the use of economic and taxing policies to encourage the production and consumption...

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Obesity is Hurting the Economy

Bloomberg.com reported on the growing prevalence of obesity in America.  More than one out of every three Americans ages 20 to 74 years old are now categorized as obese, with a body mass index...

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Leptin and Obesity

In January, 2015 the New England Journal of Medicine published a brief report on the work of pediatricians and researchers in Germany who discovered a rare genetic case of extreme obesity in a young...

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