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1. Who do you feel is to blame for the consumption of trans fats, food manufacturers, consumers, or both? Why? Do you believe that it is a good or bad move by the FDA to ban trans fats from processed foods? Explain The article “big fate lies” is an exposition of misrepresentation of facts and irresponsible reporting which, in view of the relevance to the public of the facts misrepresented in the article could be detrimental to the health of a common man who acts on the information on the presumption that the article is written in good faith and the research findings and professional opinions cited therein are free from any form of distortion. The article points towards the need for a rigorous vetting process of articles touching on health issues before they can be published on the influential media platforms such as the New York Times and other dailies. The most profound thing I have learned from the article is that health and nutrition experts do not issue a conventional recommendation on the most ideal method to lose weight but rather advice that an individual should adopt the strategy that proves to work best for them. The article has also given me an insight on the importance of upholding ethics in reporting critical health matters. Atkins diet has been around for many years as one of the most popular diets. In my view, a diet that has lasted for so long must have merits and conclusive outcomes. However, the professional opinions and research evidence of the health hazards ,in particular cancer and cardiovascular diseases, posed by the high consumption of proteins and fats advocated by the Atkins diet has definitely altered my belief in Atkins as a safe weight-loss diet.
2. How do you feel about the news that the Dietary Guidelines panel recommends removing dietary cholesterol warnings from the Dietary Guidelines set to release this year? Do…...

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