A diet that's high in either fat or sugar could promote changes in the gut bacteria community that could represent a significant knock to cognition in the domain of being able to adapt and adjust to changing situations, according to a new study.
Family doctors and pediatricians should be on the lookout for a poorly understood eating disorder in which children severely restrict the types of foods they will eat, a pair of eating disorder experts say.
The U.S. FDA is phasing out artificial trans fats from the food supply, but people should limit their intake of saturated fats, too, which can also cause heart disease. There are three main types of fat: unsaturated, saturated and trans fats.
Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will largely be rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years.