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Parents call for advertising limits

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More than 20 national and provincial health and scientific organizations have joined together in support of a policy statement calling for a restriction on marketing of foods and beverages high in fats, added sugars or sodium targeted to children under the age of 13. Developed by a national group of health organizations led by Dr. Norm Campbell, Professor of Medicine …

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Yogurt linked to improved health

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There is a growing body of evidence linking yogurt consumption to improved health, scientists say. The unique nutrient profile of yogurt has spurred research on its impact on a variety of topics such as bone and gut health, diabetes, body weight regulation, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Much of what is known about the potential health effects of yogurt has come …

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Working his way out

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Dr. Roger Beachy plans on establishing the Global Institute for Food Security before making a quick exit By Nicolas Heffernan Dr. Roger Beachy just started at Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) but he’s already eying the exit. Beachy took the reins of GIFS as Founding Executive Director and CEO in December 2012 but is already looking for a successor. …

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