A massive forest fire has been raging in Alberta, Canada, for nearly a month. Scientists say warmer, drier weather has increased the frequency and intensity of fires. For this month's Environmental Outlook: wildfires, climate change and threats to North America’s forests.
For decades, Americans have been told to limit the amount of cholesterol they consume. The thinking was that eating foods with high cholesterol put people at higher risk for heart disease. That meant no eggs, no bacon and no butter. Now the science is shifting and more and more doctors believe that cholesterol consumed does not necessarily have a direct impact on cholesterol levels in the body. The government could follow suit when they issue upcoming dietary guidelines. Diane and her guests discuss new science on cholesterol and how consumers can make healthy choices.
- Dr. Steven Nissen chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.
- Cameron Wells acting director of nutrition education, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
- Allison Aubrey correspondent, NPR.
- Dr. Thomas Sherman associate professor of pharmacology at Georgetown University Medical Center.
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