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Score another one for the Mediterranean-style diet, a pattern of eating characterized by high consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and olive oil, along with more fish and less meat

Mediterranean-Style Diet Counters Metabolic Syndrome

Score another one for the Mediterranean-style diet, a pattern of eating characterized by high consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and olive oil, along with more fish and less meat

Experts Boost Vitamin D Recommendations-But Only a Little

A n expert committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which sets recommended daily levels for nu- trients, says children and adults under age 71 need 600 IU of vitamin D daily, while older adults need 800 IU. Thats an increase from levels set in 1997, which ranged from 200-600 IU daily, and from the 400 IU used in nutrition labels on food.

Industry-Backed Nutrition Labels List Pluses Along with Minuses

At a glance, you can learn a lot about the groceries you buy from the new industry-sponsored labels that should soon begin appearing on packages. The front-of-package Nutrition Keys labels will prominently display calories, saturated fat, sodium and sugar per serving

No Link Between Folic Acid Supplements and Colorectal Cancer

A new American Cancer Society study concludes that theres no evidence folic acid from fortified foods or supplements increases the risk of colorectal cancer. Earlier research, including a 2007 Tufts study