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Food and Health

Eat Seafood Twice per Week for Optimal Health

Dec 9 2005 - 8:12am

Backed by compelling science that links seafood consumption to reduced risk of disease, the U.S. government this week is recommending that all Americans, especially pregnant and nursing women and children, eat two seafood meals per week that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. This recommendation is included in USDA's 2005 dietary guidelines and is being reiterated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Exactly What Is A Serving? Know The Size of Servings

Oct 2 2005 - 9:13pm

Dietary recommendations are frequently give in "servings" - three to five servings a day of fruits and vegetables, two to three servings a day of meat and so on. Do you know what is meant by a "serving?"

Knowing the size of a serving can help you determine your portions - the amount of a particular food you eat at a given time. Here are some examples of serving sizes, for use in gauging your portions:

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Researchers Identify Core Traits Strongly Linked To Anorexia and Bulimia

Sep 13 2005 - 7:49am

International team hones in on genes for two eating disorders that affect 11 million Americans.

An international team of researchers led by investigators at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report that they have identified six core traits that appear to be linked to genes associated with two common eating disorders: anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

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