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Product labels help consumers kick trans fats to the curbMar 1, 2012
Avoid processed foods high in trans fat, eat more whole grains says BCM dietitian.
Breakfast a key piece of nutrition puzzle for childrenMar 1, 2012
Research shows children who eat breakfast have an easier time focusing on their schoolwork.
Risk of heart disease important consideration for diabeticsMar 1, 2012
Diabetics can cut their risk of cardiovascular disease by maintaining low levels of cholesterol, low blood pressure.
Regaining a healthy liver, one pound at a timeMar 1, 2012
At risk for cirrhosis of the liver? Reduce risk by losing weight.
Substitute fatty ingredients to reduce the caloriesMar 1, 2012
Consider substituting applesauce for butter or oil, Greek yogurt for sour cream in recipes to save calories.
Consider 'fattest city' recognition as call to armsMar 1, 2012
BCM dietician says Houston's designation as "America's Fattest City" is a call to small changes towards a healthier lifestyle.
Save some green with frozen greensMar 1, 2012
Frozen or canned fruits, vegetables are healthy, less expensive alternatives to fresh versions.
Look out for hidden calories in drinksMar 1, 2012
BCM dietitian: liquid calories can add up quickly.
Diet impacts skin, not just weightMar 1, 2012
A diet high in sugar and fat is bad for your body, including your skin.
Waist circumference seems related to children's metabolic riskDec 15, 2011
Waist circumference, physical activity, and body mass index play a role in cardiovascular and diabetes risk factors in children.