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The FDA is supposed to ensure the foods we eat are safe. But do you know what's in the foods you're eating?

Activated charcoal is making its way into smoothies, pills and food of all kinds these days. What's the truth behind the health claims?

Is something fishy with all those fish oil supplements?

Researchers looked at several studies before finding inconclusive results.

The sodium in salt causes most of the damage to our organs, so how much is necessary for survival?

Leftover pizza is practically a staple in college dorms and bachelor pads, but is it safe to eat at room temperature?

Some alternative health practitioners advocate drinking untreated water because it's 'healthier' for you. But scientists do not agree.

The average American eats 66 pounds of sugar every year, but the sugar industry doesn't want us to how much damage its doing to our bodies.

Raw flour has been shown to harbour nasty bacteria, even E. coli.

A second breakfast can be just as beneficial as a first breakfast.

Despite what you've probably heard, oysters are safe to eat in months with the letter "r".

Researcher says the finding points to a new paradigm: "Different people react differently, even to the same foods."

It turns out that eat 50 black jelly beans a day may not be what the doctor ordered.

When scientists used a new measurement technique on an earlier clinical trial, they got some very different results.

There's so much information (and misinformation) out there about dietary supplements, it can be hard to know what to believe. Here are some general guidelines.

Your burger used to be a cow. When you factor in the plants that cow ate along the way to becoming a burger, meat eaters are vegetable-consuming machines.

Ever wonder how much added sugar is in that snack you're eating? By 2018, it'll be much easier to track added sugars, thanks to some mandatory FDA labeling requirements.

A new analysis of the actions portrayed on TV cooking shows finds that food personalities need to up their safety game.

The FDA hopes to take a more nuanced, modern approach with guidelines for the term "healthy" — and it's asking for public input. It's not just about low fat anymore.

A review of existing studies found increasing your intake of vitamin D didn't help to cure or prevent several diseases.

A small, new study examined the brains of "drop-out" farm-raised fish and wondered if the fish could be depressed.

Although the glycemic index of food gets more attention, experts say you should pay attention to the glycemic load. What's the difference?

A study identified a scary way that eating grilled food could damage your body, and it's really no fun at all.

Aside from a quip about french fries, U.S. presidential candidates haven't said much about an issue that affects everyone.

The FDA needs your help to define a term that currently means whatever a food manufacturer wants it to mean.