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  1. Chow Line: Focus on safety with mailed food gifts

    Last year we received a gift in the mail and didn’t open it until Christmas Eve. The box contained cheese spreads that said “Keep refrigerated” on the label. They had been at room temperature for more than a week, so we threw them out. But since then, I’ve seen some types of cheese spreads sold at the grocery store on the shelf. Were we being overly cautious?
  2. Chow Line: Plenty of options to replace olive oil (11/30/12)

    What kind of oil is the best to use for heart health? I tend to use olive oil all the time, but I’ve been looking for alternatives.
  3. Chow Line: Tips to prevent holiday weight gain

    I need some inspiration to help keep me from gaining weight during the holidays. Any ideas?
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    Chow Line: Know warning signs, risk of diabetes

    No one in my family has ever had diabetes. Does that mean I’m not at risk for developing it?
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    Chow Line: Take precautions if stuffing turkey

    I have always stuffed our Thanksgiving turkey with homemade stuffing, but my daughter tells me it’s not safe. Should I stop? Would it make a difference if I used stuffing from a box?
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    Chow Line: Limit trans fats, boost heart health

    What has been the effect from the ban on trans fats in New York City restaurants?
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    Chow Line: Why it’s important to eat breakfast

    I rarely eat breakfast. Can you explain why it’s so important? I’m always looking for ways to try to lose weight, and it seems like a good idea to not eat when I’m not hungry, which is typically in the morning.
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    Chow Line: Whole grains turn up in surprising places

    A group of us were watching a football game last week, and someone claimed that the tortilla chips we were eating counted as a “whole-grain” food. I find that hard to believe. Is that right?

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