Medical News Summary: Americans donít yet know the facts about nutrition


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About: Americans donít yet know the facts about nutrition
Date: 30 October 2004
Source: Bradenton
Author: Barbara Quinn
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Bradenton): Several diet myths were discounted at a recent Food and Nutrition Conference. No matter what diet is tried, calories are still relevant. Consume too many calories and it is stored as fat. Americans are largely unaware of what a normal portion really looks like. Although large fish have been known to carry levels of mercury, small fish are generally quite safe even for pregnant women. The consumption of many varieties of nuts was also encouraged to help control blood pressure, cholesterol and even cancer.
URL: http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/living/10042461.htm
Related Disease Topics: Obesity, High cholesterol, High blood pressure, Cancer

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