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Trans Fats Are Leaving The Food Supply And The Body, Study Finds

Health researchers found the the levels trans-fatty acids in some Americans' blood decreased by 58 percent between 2000 and 2009. They say it's a sign that the campaigns to ban food products with trans fats have been working.
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Does Offering Smaller Portions At Restaurants Help People Eat Less?

Asking for less food isn't something most people think about when ordering from a menu. A new study suggests that asking people if they want less food and, in turn, fewer calories, before they order is key.
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Skip The Spoon: Babies May Eat Better When They Feed Themselves

Babies who feed themselves finger food were more likely to prefer bread and pasta to sweets, according to a new study. And spoon-fed babies were more likely to be obese.
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Recall Reveals An Egg's Long Path To The Deli Sandwich

More than one million eggs have been recalled since late January for possible contamination with listeria. Deli foods like cold cuts and hard-boiled eggs are often kept for weeks before they are used in the refrigerator, where listeria can grow like wildfire.
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Wal-Mart Creates Icon For Food Packages To Encourage Healthful Choices

Walmart has introduced an easy way for shoppers to quickly identify healthier foods with a new front-of-package icon. But the announcement raises the question: Can choosing healthful food really be reduced to a simple yes-no decision?
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Virginia Oyster Population Rebounds, Still Far Off Highs

Oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay are a far cry from what they once were, but recent conservation efforts have made significant impacts.

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