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You probably wouldn't want to eat these Jack O'Lanterns since they've been carved and sitting out. But this variety of pumpkin is perfectly edible and nutritious. Wildcat Dunny/Flickr hide caption

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Chefs Kerry Heffernan and Tom Colicchio pose for a photo at Bearnaise, a Capitol Hill restaurant, on Tuesday before setting out for a day of lobbying lawmakers. Kris Connor/Getty Images hide caption

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Soda sales have been flattening, but the industry has stepped up marketing and lobbying, according to Marion Nestle in Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (And Winning). Akash Ghai/NPR hide caption

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 86 million Americans over age 20 have abnormal blood sugar levels. Over the long run, that can seriously damage the eyes, nerves, kidneys and blood vessels. iStockphoto hide caption

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How many hot dogs are safe to eat? We tackle your questions about an expert panel's conclusion that processed meats are carcinogenic. iStockphoto hide caption

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Processed And Red Meat Could Cause Cancer? Your Questions Answered

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The World Health Organization has put bacon, hot dogs and sausages in the same category of cancer risk as tobacco smoking. Anokarina/Flickr hide caption

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Bad Day For Bacon: Processed Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says

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A program called Farm To Work is making it easy and affordable for employees in central Texas to pick up baskets of local produce at the office. JoAnn Santangelo/Sustainable Food Center hide caption

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Diners wait in line at a Subway sandwich shop on September 15, 2015 in Chicago, Ill. Subway will serve antibiotic-free turkey and chicken by the end of 2016, but it may take nine years for its suppliers of beef and pork to go antibiotic-free as well. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Virginia farmer Joel Salatin says the PRIME Act would make it easier for consumers to buy more affordable local meat and give small farmers more access to the market. Abbie Fentress Swanson for NPR hide caption

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In addition to heart problems triggered by some supplements, emergencies often arise when kids swallow dietary supplements meant for adults, according to the CDC analysis, or when older adults choke on the pills. Lee Woodgate/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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Dietary Supplements Send Thousands To ERs Yearly

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Beet juice has a small effect on athletes. "But the difference between not making the podium at the Olympics and standing on the top step is often only a couple percent," says Andrew Coggan of Washington University in St. Louis. Alastair Bland for NPR hide caption

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