Treat dietary fat as just 1 component of a smart diet
Research has shown that a fixation on all dietary fat being bad for human health is mistaken, Dr. David Katz writes, but the danger now is the scientific search for one "villain" that can be defeated to secure good health and diet. "The best way to choose the best fats is to choose the best foods in the right proportions. If you are expecting to find your way to better eating and health by selecting a single villain or savior, well -- fat chance," Katz writes. U.S. News & World Report/Eat & Run blog
Consumer appreciation broadens on heart-healthful food
Concerns about cholesterol are giving way to a broader appreciation for the effect of healthful foods on a range of cardiovascular conditions. Consumers are responding to information about the positive effect of omega-3 fatty acids, olive polyphenols and cocoa flavanols on risk factors such as inflammation, high blood pressure and high triglycerides, experts say. NutraIngredients
|From the Inform News Desk
Just in the nick of time
How did March almost get away from us before we told you about this month's free articles from Inform, the AOCS membership magazine? First up: Consumer fraud class action lawsuits over natural label claims are on the rise in the United States. Cathy L. Burgess and Scott A. Elder, partners at the international law firm of Alston & Bird LLP, discuss how to avoid such actions in the absence of clear regulatory requirements. Then, staying with the regulatory theme, find out how three recent or pending U.S. regulatory actions are likely to affect oilseed processing in an excerpt from our News & Noteworthy department.
Missing link: FDA FSMA updates website
We told you last week that videos from two presentations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on proposed regulations under the Food and Safety Modernization Act were available. And they were, when we wrote the blurb. Then FDA decided to update its foods website. If you tried last week's link and are still interested in reviewing the materials, we have it straight from FDA's trade press representative that the above link should work now and for the foreseeable future. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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