Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Low-fat carrot packs vitamin A (Denver Post)
Tuesday October 31st 2006, 8:36 PM

Colorado ranks third nationally in carrot production. In 2004 the state produced 107 million pounds of carrots valued at more than $11 million. [News Source]

Avoiding Sun May Increase Risk Of Ovarian Cancer (KGTV via Yahoo! News)
Tuesday October 31st 2006, 7:35 PM

Women who stay out of the sun to avoid skin cancer may be increasing their risk of ovarian cancer, scientists at the University of California, San Diego's Moores Cancer Center announced Tuesday. [News Source]

Good water, bad water.
Tuesday October 31st 2006, 4:00 PM

As streams and waterways became polluted, it now cost households more money to have potable piped water. [News Source]

Under-pressure mums tell lies about serving junk food to children.
Tuesday October 31st 2006, 4:00 PM

Pressure to feed children healthy food has created a generation of "little white lie" mothers who, according to a new survey, fabricate stories about their youngsters' diet. [News Source]

The Colonel is phasing out trans fat from the menu.
Tuesday October 31st 2006, 4:00 PM

The war against trans fat registered a major victory yesterday as Kentucky Fried Chicken announced that it would remove the artery-clogging substance from its fryers. [News Source]

KFC to slash menu’s use of trans fat.
Tuesday October 31st 2006, 4:00 PM

The maker of Kentucky Fried Chicken announced Monday that it would deep-fry most of its menu items without trans fat, saying it had found a soybean oil that could produce more-healthful fare. [News Source]

New York chews on a plan to ban ingredient.
Tuesday October 31st 2006, 4:00 PM

At the first public hearing on New York's proposal to prohibit the use of artificial trans fats in restaurants — an aggressive move by the city's health commissioner, Thomas Frieden — dozens of scientists lined up to praise the proposal. [News Source]

Even the Colonel gets on the ban-trans-fat wagon.
Tuesday October 31st 2006, 4:00 PM

Fried chicken purveyor KFC drew accolades yesterday with its announcement that it will stop using trans fat in most menu items - but changing its biscuit recipe won't be so easy. [News Source]

KFC forsakes finger-lickin’ heart-stoppin’ cooking fat.
Tuesday October 31st 2006, 4:00 PM

Artery clogging trans fats are likely to disappear from fast-food and baked goods after Kentucky Fried Chicken announced yesterday that it was joining other outlets in dropping unhealthy cooking oil from the menu. [News Source]

E.ON U.S. will join climate effort.
Tuesday October 31st 2006, 4:00 PM

E.ON U.S., the parent company of LG&E and Kentucky Utilities, will announce today that it plans to spend $25 million to join an industry-government partnership to build a power plant that won't contribute to global warming. [News Source]

Milk thistle may help diabetics: study.
Tuesday October 31st 2006, 4:00 PM

A herbal therapy used for thousands of years may help to control blood sugar levels in people suffering from type 2 diabetes, scientists said. [News Source]

Losing big — fast.
Tuesday October 31st 2006, 4:00 PM

The physical and emotional shellacking that the morbidly obese contestants undergo while dieting and exercising their way to dazzling new figures is only part of "The Big Loser" show's can't-look-away formula. [News Source]