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 In this June 5, 2014, file photo, a man makes a submarine sandwich with mortadella, cooked salami, ham, Genoa salami and sweet capicola at a delicatessen in Massachusetts. (AP Photo / Elise Amendola, File)

Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice.

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In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, a shop owner reaches into a drink display refrigerator at his convenience store in Kent, Wash. (AP Photo / Elaine Thompson)

Americans’ diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there’s still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests.

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Nearly a third of adults in Illinois were obese in 2017, compared to roughly 28% seven years ago, according to a new report that offers recommendations to curb the trend – including a sugar-sweetened beverage tax.

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According to the latest findings from a citywide survey, Chicago parents who live in a community with limited access to grocery stores were more likely to report challenges in providing healthy meals to their children.

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Finding time for sit-down family meals and the cost of healthy foods are among the top challenges Chicago parents face in providing healthy meals to their children, a new citywide survey finds.

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The idea of the calorie was developed nearly 200 years ago and has proven to be a poor measuring tool for the speed-driven American diet. 

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New year, no booze – at least for the month of January. That’s the idea behind the “dry January” trend. 

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If you’re looking to shed pounds, you’ve likely done some Googling. But beware: Not everything you read online will help you reach your beach bod goals. Local dietitians debunk diet and exercise myths and share tips.

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We discuss the recent changes in dietary guidelines and how they affect the way we're supposed to eat.

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Dr. Ian Smith joins us with tips on losing those extra holiday pounds.

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Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women. We talk with Dr. Martha Grogan, the medical editor of a new book about heart health from the Mayo Clinic. 

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