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Hitting the Sweet Spot in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans released in February 2016 are the latest edition of “what Americans should eat” based on a review of the most current research on food and health. They serve as a blueprint for designing government sponsored feeding programs and individual diet plans. The recommendation to limit added sugars to no more than 10 percent of total calories requires mathematical management of the diet not possible for most Americans. Recommending the use of Food and Drug Administration approved no- and low-calorie sweeteners as a replacement for some added sugars in the diet could help make this goal attainable and more palatable.

Dietary protein, some amino acids increase bone mineral density

Thursday March 3, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that eating proteins and certain amino acids may ...
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Vitamin D deficiency linked to poorer neuropsychological function, but not Alzheimer's

Wed March 2, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study published recently in IOS Press Content Library suggests that vitamin D deficiency may play a role ...
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GABA fights fluoride induced hypothyroidism

Tuesday March 1, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- Fluoride is known to lower IQ in children, cause hypothyroidism, and increase risk of bone cancer and skeletal/dental fluorosis. ...
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Sugar causes dental caries, fluoride does not help

Tusday March 1, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- A study of nearly 1000 children in Pelotas, Brazil found that the more sugar a child consumed the higher ...
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Organic milk more nutritious than conventional milk

Monday Feb 29, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- Organic milk has a much better nutritional profile than conventional milk, according to a new analysis published recently in ...
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Vitamin D deficiency boosts pancreatic cancer risk

Saturday Feb 27, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- Pancreatic cancer is highly deadly and any preventative that can lower the cancer risk is highly desired.    A ...
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Dietary selenium may lower cancer risk

Tuesday Feb 23, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- A meta-analysis of data from 69 previous studies suggests high concentrations of selenium in the blood may help reduce ...
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Healthy drinks can cause dental caries/cavity

Thurday Feb 18, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- So-called healthy drinks can damage your teeth and cause dental caries/cavity, according to a new study conducted by scientists ...
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Vitamin D betters survival from breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer

Thursday Feb 18, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- A study published in 2004 suggests that getting lots of sun exposure or taking high doses of vitamin D3 ...
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