5 stories we’re following for Spring 2018

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Here at Viver we’re actively trying to find out what stories are trending and making an impact in nutrition and healthy living. Here are some stories we’re following this spring.

WHO calls for elimination of trans fat in foods by 2023

The World Health Organization wants to eliminate artificial trans fats from the global food supply and has a step-by-step strategy on how to do so by 2023. On Monday, the WHO launched an initiative called REPLACE that will provide guidance for all countries on how to remove artificial trans fats from their foods, possibly leading to a worldwide eradication.

Hot flashes caused by cancer therapy can be prevented, treated

Cancer patients with hot flashes related to hormone therapy should know that these uncomfortable symptoms can be managed, according to a recently published resource for patients.

New Insight Into Breast Cancer’s Spread After Surgery Suggests Way To Thwart It

For years, some women who had been told that their breast cancer was relatively harmless have been unhappily surprised by a recurrence just a year or two after surgery.Now, new research from MIT and the Whitehead Institute finds that their surgery may have had something to do with the spread -- but it’s not their doctors’ fault.

Plant Fats Are Healthier Than Animal Fats, Study Says

After being vilified for years, fat is having a comeback. But with so many sources and types of fat out there, it can be hard to keep track of what’s healthy and what’s not.A new study, however, offers a simple rule of thumb: Plant fat sources appear to be better for you than animal sources, at least when it comes to monounsaturated fats.

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed foods while concentrating on eating plenty of vegetables and whole foods — without worrying about counting calories or limiting portion sizes — lost significant amounts of weight over the course of a year.