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Anti-Flat-Belly Foods

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Can the type of food we eat cause fat to accumulate preferentially in the belly? Do diet choices affect how much muscle we build? It's an important matter, because belly fat isn't just an esthetic issue.

Is the U.S. Finally Saying 'Goodbye' to Trans Fats?

Kalyn Weber | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kalyn Weber

Public health folks are very excited about this new FDA ruling. It's a huge deal in U.S. food policy. But that doesn't mean change happens over night. Until these harmful additives are removed from our food supply, consumers should continue to make informed decisions about choosing healthy fats over harmful ones.

Americans Are Eating More Butter Now Than They Have In The Past 40 Years

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

In a slightly ironic turn of events, increasingly health-conscious Americans have rediscovered a passion for a notoriously unhealthy ingredient: butte...

Never Eat These FrankenFats

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Recently, the FDA issued a ban on all trans fats, deeming them unsafe for human consumption, and it's about time! For more than 20 years, the science has shown these fake FrankenFats to be hazardous to our health. Thankfully, the government has finally caught on.

Trans Fat Doesn't Stir Much 'Nanny State' Debate

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 01.11.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — They are among our most personal daily decisions: what to eat or drink. Maybe what to inhale. Now that the gov...

TABLE TALK: Explaining Trans Fats To Kids

Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving to ban tran...

Can You Taste The Difference Of No Trans Fat? Probably Not

AP | J.M. HIRSCH | Posted 11.07.2013 | Taste

Will the new ban actually affect the flavor of our food?

5 Foods That Still Have Trans Fats -- But Won't For Long

Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living

Good news: The Food and Drug Administration plans to officially ban trans fats. Research has long shown that these fatty acids, despite being cheap to...

FDA To Ban Artery-Clogging Trans Fats

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade....

No, Mr. Weiner, NYers Quit Things All The Time

The Huffington Post | Victor Brand | Posted 07.25.2013 | New York

New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner recently announced that he would not be dropping out of the race, despite the revelation on ...

Frying, Lying, and Dying: Why Partially Hydrogenate a Healthy Food Into the Worst Meal in America?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

You can find a restaurant meal with more calories -- but when it comes to heart health, this is clearly the worst restaurant meal I've seen in 40 years of looking.

What Is Fat?

George Zaidan | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
George Zaidan

There's been a war on fat in this country. You can buy "fat free" and "reduced fat" versions of anything. But all fats are not created equal. There are many different types; some are good for you and some are not.

The Deadly Fake Fat Lurking In The Supermarket -- Still!

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is renewing its call to the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of partially hydrogenated oil altogether. In the meantime, here are some trans fat traps that our investigators found on a recent tour of the supermarket.

The (Soda) Counter Hearing to NYC's Phony Soda Ban Hearing

Audrey Silk | Posted 09.18.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The sparkle of a "hearing" is as flat as an hours old open can of seltzer.

Is New York's Trans Fat Ban Working?

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 07.17.2012 | New York

WASHINGTON -- Turns out it's possible to make a fast-food lunch a bit healthier even without skipping the fries. New York City now has hard evidence ...

Surprising Facts About Fat In Foods

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 06.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Maligned for decades, the message from many health organizations has been the same: reduce or cut the fat. However, the idea of fat as universally "bad" simply isn't true.

Trans Fat: Hiding In Plain Sight

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has asked the Food and Drug Administration to get rid of partially hydrogenated oil altogether. In the meantime, avoid products like these.

Are You Eating Fake Mashed Potatoes?

Hemi Weingarten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hemi Weingarten

A friend recently related a story how she was utterly shocked when, at age 19, for the first time in her life, she realized that mashed potatoes don't come from a box.

Has the Ban on Trans Fats Made Foods Healthier?

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

It may seem obvious that banning trans fats would make foods healthier, but initially, I did not think it would be so.

Report: Trans Fat Limits Lead To Healthier Foods

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES — Holy fish sticks! Scientists finally have some good news about fat in our foods. Contrary to fears, most food manufacturers and r...

Does the World Need Pop-Tarts?

Hemi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hemi Weingarten

To this day, Pop-Tarts account for 80% of the "toaster-pastry" segment. Great, right? I beg to differ. Pop-Tarts are an unfortunate tradition that needs to be stopped. Immediately.

Cutting The Fat From School Lunches (AUDIO)

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A child can't grow on tater tots alone, says the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine. A new report by the IOM recommends that America'...

Trans Fat: Public Enemy #1

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

Trans fats lurk in cookies, crackers, pizza dough, fried foods, donuts... hell, let's just say if it tastes great and you feel guilty eating it, it could have trans fat written all over it (in grease pen, natch).