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"News in Brief" for March 13, 2014

Vancouver authors put food to work in treating health concerns

Local authors put food to work in treating serious health concerns. Eat your medicine. That’s the message in three recent books by Metro Vancouver authors who promote managing illness through diet.

Should you really 'Eat Your Breadgies?'
CBC News

New marketing campaign promotes vegetables baked into bread. Joyce Slater, assistant professor of human nutritional science at the University of Manitoba, has looked a little more closely. “When you look at the actual amount of vegetable material in these breads, they clock in around a quarter of a serving of vegetables per slice. So that’s about two tablespoons," she said. "Given that Canada’s Food Guide says we should have upwards of eight servings of fruits and vegetables per day, you’d have to be eating 32 slices of this bread to get your daily requirements.

Dole's Italian Blend salad recalled due to possible Listeria
CTV News

Dole brand Italian Blend salad is being pulled from store shelves because of possible Listeria contamination. The salad, made by Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., is sold in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick but may have also been sold in other provinces.

Healthy eating in midlife may prevent dementia: study
CTV News

Eating right in midlife may prevent dementia later on, according to a new doctoral thesis published by the University of Eastern Finland. Results indicated those who consistently consumed healthy foods at the average age of 50 had a nearly 90 per cent lower risk of dementia in a 14-year follow-up study compared to those who did not eat healthfully.

Health Canada warns about faulty glucose strips
Global News

Health Canada is warning Canadians a brand of glucose test strips used by diabetics can give false blood sugar readings. It says Abbott FreeStyle glucose test strips may tell users their blood sugar’s lower than it actually is when used with specific testing devices.

How much sugar should you be eating? How to follow WHO’s guidelines
Global News

Additional commentary on WHO's sugar guidelines, including insights from Katie Jessop, a registered dietitian with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.