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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Fuel for the Brain Mar 22, 2019

A new study finds that higher consumption of vegetables and fruits is associated with lower odds of future memory loss in men, according to a study published recently in Neurology. But haven't we always known that fruits and veggies are good for us? ... Read More

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Diets vs. Healthy Eating Mar 15, 2019

Oh, those headlines full of promises that this diet is the one that guarantees you will be 10 pounds lighter in just a week. We've all seen them, and there's a pull to try them in hopes that the promises might be true. The truth? Diets don't w... Read More

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Salt and Cardiovascular Risk Mar 08, 2019

We need to cut the salt a bit more. A new National Academies report finds that healthy adults can lower their cardiovascular risk simply by cutting daily sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams (the amount in 1 teaspoon of salt) and may lower it even more ... Read More