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The Checkup: February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011

Is that right? White bread versus whole wheat -- again

As I wrote in this week's "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy" column, the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 suggest that we increase our intake of whole grains by allowing those more healthful grains to elbow out the refined grains -- like white bread -- we consume in overabundance. Turns out that notion is hardly a new one.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | February 25, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Dietary Guidelines, Is That Right?, Nutrition and Fitness  
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Why do women hate their bodies so much?

I just read an unsettling article in Glamour that said 97 percent of 300 young women surveyed by the magazine reported having multiple negative thoughts about their own bodies in a given day. The average number was 13; many women said they had as many as 35, 50 or 100 such thoughts per day. So I'm sitting here thinking mean thoughts about my thighs and wondering, why do we do this to ourselves?

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | February 24, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Life's Big Questions, Me Minus 10, Nutrition and Fitness, Psychology, Weight loss, Women's Health  
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More questions about cellphone safety

Are cell phones safe? While that question has gotten a lot of attention, so far there has been no convincing evidence that those ubiquitous devices actually cause health problems. However, a new federal study may stir things up further, even though the bottom line again is that it raises more questions than it answers.

By Rob Stein  | February 22, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Cancer  
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Survey your cereal

In this week's "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy" column I offer tips for adding more whole grains to your diet. The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 want at least half the grains we eat in a day to be whole, not refined. Hardly any of us come anywhere close to meeting that goal, though: While the USDA says less than 5 percent of us consume those three daily servings of whole grains, we somehow manage to eat twice as many servings of refined grains as we should.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | February 22, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Dietary Guidelines, Nutrition and Fitness, Obesity  
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The latest on cellphones and cancer risk

This paper is especially convincing because it accounts for the amount of time between exposure to radiation and the onset of cancer. Assuming it takes 5 to 10 years after exposure for brain cancer to appear, the authors observe, there would have been a rise in the number of such cancer cases in the UK during the years included in the study, as they would reflect exposures occurring between 1990 and 2002.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | February 21, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Cancer, Prevention  
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