Volume 4, Number 1 – Resistant Carbohydrates

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Resistant Carbohydrates in Dry Beans: Friends of Colonic Probiotics, Foe of Colorectal Cancer


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Supermarket RDs: Guiding Consumers To Health Aisle by Aisle

  1. Food Marketing Institute. (2012). Survey Report: Retailer Contributions to Health and Wellness. Arlington, VA: Health and Wellness Department.
  2. Prevention Magazine, Rodale Inc, and the Food Marketing Institute. (2012). Shopping for Health 2012. Emmaus, PA: Prevention Magazine Research Department.