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I sift through a lot of nutrition news every day (and thanks to those of you who also forward articles to me!), so I thought it might be good to do a “news briefs” kind of thing every once in awhile.  If you find this interesting or useful, please let me know!

Study Finds Eating Nuts Helps Cholesterol

“Eating about two and a half airplane snacks’ worth of nuts every day helps lower total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol, and improves the ratio of total cholesterol to “good” HDL cholesterol, a study reports.”


Added Sugars Appear to Affect Cholesterol

“People who eat and drink high amounts of added sugars have lower blood levels of so-called good cholesterol and higher levels of harmful triglycerides than those with diets lower in such sweeteners, a new study reports.”

Fish Oil Claims May be Snake Oil

“Over a two-year period, there was no difference in cognitive decline in either the fish oil or placebo arm of the study, the longest yet conducted, Dangour and colleagues said online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.”

Testing Link Between Diabetes and Family History

“Diet and lifestyle contribute to diabetes, but so does family history. So Australian researchers undertook an unusual experiment: they recruited healthy volunteers from families with and without a history of Type 2 diabetes and overfed them.”

The Hard Sell on Salt

“With salt under attack for its ill effects on the nation’s health, the food giant Cargill kicked off a campaign last November to spread its own message.”

My note: Alton Brown is now apparently shilling for the salt industry.  Interesting.

The White House’s Action Plan to Solve the Problem of Childhood Obesity

“Very broadly, the report makes recommendations in 5 key areas. . . . Many of our ideas can be implemented right away, at little or no cost. With the First Lady’s leadership and working in strong partnership with states, local communities, and the private sector, we look forward to moving without delay to get this plan into action. Let’s Move!

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