Todays Newsbites

Survey: Were Smart on Sugar, But Not on Calories and Weight

Americans seem to have gotten the message about avoiding added sugars,

Vitamin D Doesnt Help Arthritic Knees

Dont look to vitamin D pills to relieve your knee arthritis pain.

Less Fat, More Fast Food in US Diet

Were consuming less fat but eating out more than in the 1970s, according to a good news/bad news report from the USDAs Economic Research Service.

FDA Proposes Sweeping Food-Safety Reforms

The US Food and Drug Administra-tion has finally unveiled proposed new food-safety regulations aimed at reducing the estimated 3,000 deaths annually from foodborne illnesses.

Aerobics Best for Fat Loss

If you want to shed fat pounds and gain lean tissue, carry your weights as you hit the road.

Fruit First for Snacking

When Americans reach for a snack, its most likely to be fruit-though its a close call over more caloric choices.

Leafy Greens, Poultry Top Foodborne Illness Sources

Leafy greens were to blame for the greatest proportion of foodborne illnesses over a recent 10-year span.

Healthy Makeover for School Food

Snack cakes, nachos and sugary sodas would be expelled from the nations schools under new regulations proposed by the USDA.

Cancer Deaths Keep Dropping

Americans rate of deaths from cancer is down 20% from its peak in 1991, according to a new American Cancer Society report.

Beverage Additives Safety Debated

PepsiCos announcement of plans to remove brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from Gatorade has cast a spotlight on the controversial beverage additive,