diet http://ripr.org en Local Cardiologist Calls Trans Fat Ban "Overdue" http://ripr.org/post/local-cardiologist-calls-trans-fat-ban-overdue <p>Miriam Hospital cardiologist and Brown medical school professor Dr. Barbara Roberts said the Food and Drug Administration’s <a href="http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm372915.htm">proposal </a>to ban trans fats in processed foods is long overdue. Trans fats, or partially hydrogenated oils, are added to foods like cookies, ready-to-use frostings, and microwave popcorn to extend their shelf life. Scientists have known for decades that they can lead to hardened arteries and higher bad cholesterol. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:52:46 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24512 at http://ripr.org Local Cardiologist Calls Trans Fat Ban "Overdue" How Many "Fun Sized" Candy Bars Are Too Many? http://ripr.org/post/how-many-fun-sized-candy-bars-are-too-many <p>Parents everywhere may be looking forward to dipping into that plastic pumpkin to sneak a Halloween treat tonight – and for several nights to come. Is that so bad?</p><p>Not necessarily, according to Johnson and Wales University pediatric nutrition expert Barbara Robinson. She joined us in the studio to talk about Halloween candy, along with a giant bag of "fun size" treats.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24028 at http://ripr.org How Many "Fun Sized" Candy Bars Are Too Many?