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Philadelphia Council Urged Not to Open Trans Fat Loophole

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Philadelphia Council Urged Not to Open Trans Fat Loophole

The Philadelphia City Council did exactly the right thing in February when it unanimously voted to phase out the use of artificial trans fat in restaurants, and health advocates say it should not open a new loophole for baked goods. On Tuesday the council will hold a hearing on a proposal advanced by operators of several bakeries, which would give them a special exemption to continue to use partially hydrogenated oil in cakes, pastries, and other foods. But according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, this is one squeaky wheel that shouldn’t get the (ahem) grease..


By CSPI, USA.


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Brown Researchers Make Major Signal Transduction Discovery

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Brown Researchers Make Major Signal Transduction Discovery

Bone-forming cells grow faster and produce more calcium on anodized titanium covered in carbon nanotubes compared with plain anodized titanium and the non-anodized version currently used in orthopaedic implants, new Brown University research shows. The work, published in Nanotechnology, uncovers a new material that can be used to make more successful implants. The research also shows tantalizing promise for an all-new device: a “smart” implant that can sense and report on bone growth.


By Brown University, USA.


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Omega-3 Madness: Fish Oil or Snake Oil

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Omega-3 Madness: Fish Oil or Snake Oil

WASHINGTON—Omega-3 claims are popping up in everything from cereal to mayonnaise, but are those foods the panacea that marketers would have you believe? According to the cover story in the October issue of Nutrition Action Healthletter, certain omega-3s may reduce the risk of heart disease and might even help protect against cancer, Alzheimer’s, and vision problems. But many foods making claims have little or none of those omega-3s, and labels don’t have to reveal how much or which omega-3 fat the foods contain.


By CSPI,USA.


Health Policy Resource.


Coca-Cola's Fuze Beverage Makes False Claims of Reducing Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, Flu, Kidney

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Coca-Cola's Fuze Beverage Makes False Claims of Reducing Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, Flu, Kidney Infection, More

WASHINGTON—To hear Coca-Cola tell it, the tea and fruit drinks it sells under its Fuze brand will help you avoid cancer, heart disease, colds, flu, and infections of the lungs and kidneys. The Center for Science in the Public Interest says those claims are unfounded and illegal and today urged the Food and Drug Administration to take enforcement action against the company


By CSPI,USA.


Health Policy Resource.