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Eat, drink, and be wary.

"You're putting that in your mouth? Do you know where it's been?" Your mother may have been referring to dirty fingers or french fries picked up off the floor, but the questions still apply to anything you eat. What's in that hot dog?. How healthy are those "lite" potato chips?

Here are a few reliable nonprofit magazines that focus on unbiased health and nutrition information. They're filled with information, from the fat content of various foods, to how you can avoid bacteria in chicken, to the latest scoop on St. John's wort.

Consumer Reports on Health comes from the people who publish Consumer Reports. Visit <www.consumerreports.org> for sample articles or ask for it at your public library. To subscribe, call 800-333-9784. 12 issues: $24/year.

Nutrition Action Healthletter is a 16-page newsletter from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. CSPI is a nonprofit health advocacy group that strives to improve food safety and quality. Check out <www.cspinet.org> for selected articles. To subscribe, call 202-332-9110. 10 issues: $24/year.

FDA Consumer is the magazine of the Food and Drug Administration. It has health information and news on FDA activities. The complete magazine is available online at <www.fda.gov/ fdac/> or at your library. To subscribe, call 202-512-1800. 6 issues: $12/year.

Chris Piuma is publications assistant for InsideMS.
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Date:Jan 1, 2000
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