Ask The Dietitian: Get Your Facts Right on Fiber and Whole Grains

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During our recent webinar, there were nuanced questions on whole grains and fibers, and we were unable to get to them all. I will try to address some of the important questions that came up and I think deserve a fuller response. Why do nutritional messages about lowering cancer risk talk separately about fibers and whole grains? Doesn’t taking care of one automatically take care of the other? Which is more important to lower cancer risk – fiber or whole grains? Whole grains are an important source of dietary fiber, and both are linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer. So there is an overlap between the two. In other words, each offers distinctive benefits, and it is important to consider how you include each in your everyday eating habits.

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    Ketogenic Diet and Cancer Treatment, What Patients Should Know

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    The ketogenic diet is a hot topic these days, with news stories and multiple health claims spurring interest in this extremely high-fat and low-carb diet plan. One major area of activity centers around how the ketogenic diet may help individuals diagnosed with cancer.
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      Survey Says, One in Four Americans Use Digital Technologies for Tracking Health Goals

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      About one in four Americans are using digital devices and online resources to stay healthy, with most users looking to be more active and to lose weight, according to a new consumer survey on digital health. Among these users, the majority say technology helped them meet their weight and activity goals.
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