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Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

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"News in Brief" for March 03, 2014

Diet high in calories and carbs could slow ALS progression
Medical News Today

According to a study recently published in The Lancet, adopting a diet high in carbohydrates and calories could slow progression of motor neuron disease. Lead researcher Dr. Anne-Marie Wills at the Massachusetts General Hospital says: "Although the sample size was small, we are optimistic about these results, because they are consistent with previous studies in ALS mouse models that showed that hypercaloric diets improve survival."

Weight loss starts in the brain, not the body, University of Toronto MD writes in new book
The Post

Additional commentary on Dr. Steve Hirsch's new wellness and weight loss book. "If it fits in your palm," he says, "then it's a portion." And even overdoing it on fruit can lead to diabetes, he says. Another fact people ignore? That "working off calories" by exercising is fuzzy math.

Sodium should be included on menus alongside basic calories
The Star

Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, said Toronto Public Health wants chain restaurants to post sodium figures on menus to help diners make healthy eating choices. While McKeown called the legislation a good first step in helping diners make informed choices, he said the province should widen the bill’s scope.