News of the Week (2012-02-13)

A few news tidbits from the recent past:

Parade of studies linking processed meat to negative health outcomes continues (Medical News Today). Processed meat would be bacon, lunch meat, smoked meats and similar products.

Interesting clarification of the process by which salt causes hypertension (not by affecting blood volume, but by causing the body to constrict arteries – Medical News Today)

What the heck are chia seeds?

Marketing junk food to kids gets increasing scrutiny (Marion Nestle)

University of Texas San Antonio and Aramark promote healthful food to students

Diabetic chef pursues a life change (hint, it’s NOT Paula Deen)

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