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EU: E. coli outbreaks linked to Egypt Category: Food ProductionHealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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30/6/11

By James GallagherHealth reporter, BBC News

Fenugreek seeds
Egyptian fenugreek seeds have been linked to both outbreaks

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The Amazing Oil That Trims Women’s Waistlines Category: ConsumerFood ProductionHealthHeart

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25/6/11 www.foodconsumer.org

By Dr. Mercola

A study has shown that dietary supplementation with coconut oil may result in a reduction in waist circumference and other benefits.

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UK: T Is For Trans Fats Category: ConsumerFood ProductionHealthHeartHomeIndustry News UK & World

25/6/11  www.mondaq.com

By Sarah Hanson, Jessica Burt, Dana Coey and Joanne Wheeler
Mounting evidence over the past decade that links trans fatty acids (TFAs) to greater risk of heart disease has meant that their inclusion in food has become increasingly controversial. Key to the issue of TFAs is whether voluntary arrangements are sufficient in the reduction of trans fats or whether legislation is needed to restrict them and/or specific labelling measures are required.

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British seed firm ‘linked to French E. coli outbreak’ Category: ConsumerHealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

25/6/11 www.bbc.co.uk

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Sales of mustard, rocket and fenugreek seeds from Thompson and Morgan have been halted in France
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Study: Eat more nuts and fruit to ‘help weight loss’ Category: ConsumerHealth

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23/6/11 BBC News

Man eating a burger
No more burgers – topping up on nuts and yogurt is a better option.

Eating larger portions of healthy food is more important than dieting when it comes to staying slim, say scientists.

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Study: Type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed ‘can be reversed’ Category: DiabetesHome

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24/6/11  BBC News

Going on an extreme diet to lose excess fat could help some people get rid of diabetes.

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The Prophet and Food Category: ConsumerHealth

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US: Food allergies affect 1 in 12 children – study Category: HealthHome

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21/6/11 www.reuters.com

(Reuters Life!) – One in 12 children in the United States may have a food allergy, with more than a third of those having severe allergies, according to a study.

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Germany’s E. coli Outbreak: A Global Lesson Category: ConsumerHealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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18/6/11  www.foodsafetynews.com

By Gretchen Goetz

The gradually diminishing E. coli outbreak in Europe – the deadliest in recorded history – has subjected Germany to a hailstorm of criticism from the EU and abroad for taking too long to identify its likely source — bean and seed sprouts.
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UK: Mother warns of food label ‘allergy advice’ mistakes Category: ConsumerHealthIndustry News UK & WorldThe Law

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18/6/11 BBC news

Chloe Homewood-Allen
Mrs Homewood-Allen is warning other mums to be aware of the accuracy of allergy advice
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US: Study: Fast Food Near School Not Obesity Risk for Teens Category: HealthHome

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17/6/11 www.medpagetoday.com

By Kristina Fiore (Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and

Dorothy Caputo, MA, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, Nurse Planner)

Contrary to prior research, having Mickey D. or Papa John as neighbors did not increase the likelihood of adolescent obesity, researchers found.

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Zaitoon (Olive) is Cure for Seventy Diseases Category: ConsumerHealthIslam and HealthReference

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Olive oil ‘helps prevent stroke’ Category: ConsumerHealthHome

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16/6/11  www.bbc.co.uk

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US: Are You Eating Arsenic With Your Chicken? Category: ConsumerFood ProductionHealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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UAE to move shisha cafes out of cities Category: ConsumerHealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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12/6/11 www.ameinfo.com

The UAE health ministry is planning to move coffee shops relying heavily on shisha smokers out of UAE cities to distant places as part of an anti-smoking law to be enforced soon, Arabic Al Ittihad has reported.

“We will give them at least six months to get in line with the anti-smoking law to be approved soon by the cabinet,” Dr Widad Al-maidour, director of the anti-smoking team at the ministry said.

 

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