In the News: Are Baby Carrots Soaked in Chlorine?


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A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

Are Baby Carrots Soaked in Chlorine?
Have you seen the stories that say baby carrots are doused in chlorine? Turns out that's not exactly true. Watch/read this before you crunch.

Study: Fish oil's work against heart attacks limited
Bye-bye fish burps! A large study in Italy found that when it comes to heart health, fish is more effective than fish oil capsules, at least for those already on medications to prevent heart problems.

Bike Share Program Bars Overweight Riders In New York?
Should a bike share program be open to everyone--regardless of weight?  The NY community bike program bans riders over a certain weight because they say the bikes can only handle a certain amount. Do you think that's fair?

Adults consume 13% of calories from added sugars
More than 1 in 10 calories adults consume come from added sugars. That's 335 calories for men and 239 for women. How much sugar do you consume each day?

EWG's 2013 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce
See the new Dirty Dozen (foods you should buy organic) and the Clean Fifteen (foods you can buy conventional) lists. Do you adhere to this list?

Would you like 2 hours of exercise with that?
What if restaurant menus shared the amount of time you'd need to work out to burn off a food rather than the number of calories in a dish? Would if affect your food choices? A study says it might.

College binge drinking raises risk of heart disease
Put down that drink, college students! Even four years of heavy drinking between the ages of 18 and 25 could be enough to permanently increase a person's risk of heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis, according to a new study. 

Eggs, Too, May Provoke Bacteria to Raise Heart Risk
A recent study found that red meat's affect on bacteria in the gut might be what triggers heart disease. Now, researchers say lecithin, found in egg yolks, can do the same thing. Will this affect your food choices?

Which stories topped your "must-read" list this week?

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