About Charlyn Fargo

Charlyn Fargo

Charlyn Fargo

Charlyn Fargo is a registered dietitian and holds a master's degree in nutrition. She grew up on a central Illinois farm and covers agriculture for the State Journal-Register in Springfield. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Illinois as well as a degree in food and a master's in nutrition from Eastern Illinois University, all of which provides her with the knowledge she shares in her weekly column, "Nutrition News ."  While growing up, she spent her summers showing Shorthorn cattle. She has a daughter, Katie.

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Vitamin D and Breast Cancer Jun 22, 2018

Almost one-third of us don't get enough vitamin D, according to the Centers for Disease Control. And if you're over 50, you probably need to be taking a supplement. Not enough vitamin D can lead to brittle, soft bones, resulting in rickets in childre... Read More

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Eating Well for Better Health Jun 15, 2018

Lately, I've had several friends ask about the whether they should try the ketogenic diet. And others have asked about intermittent fasting. It seems every few months there is a new diet to try. Having been a dietitian for more than 20 years, I alway... Read More

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Healthy Men for Life Jun 08, 2018

The men in your life face an uphill battle keeping healthy. Some 35 percent of men age 20 and older are obese, and 32 percent of men have high blood pressure, according to the World Health Organization. Another 18 percent of U.S. men, age 18 and ove... Read More