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Current News and Issues
Recently, the American Heart Association became the first health organization to recommend a specific limit on the amount of trans fats people consume. Their recommendation- less than 1% of your total calories should come from trans fats.
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Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis. People who have it usually experience joint pain and limited movement. "Osteoarthritis" from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases explains its symptoms and what you can do to relieve pain and maximize your quality of life.
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The original Food Guide Pyramid has been updated and revised to help people make healthier food choices and ensure that the food guidance system reflects the latest nutritional science.
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Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Agricultural Administration; Associate Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; Director, Ohio State University Extension; and Gist Chair in Extension Education and Leadership.

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