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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Cancer and Sugar Dec 07, 2018

You've probably heard the adage that you shouldn't feed cancer cells sugar. Maybe you've wondered if lowering your sugar intake will help decrease the spread of cancer cells. Is it true? Does lowering your sugar intake make a difference? Scientists a... Read More

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Can Vitamin D Help Prevent Diabetes? Nov 30, 2018

Three in 4 Americans have a vitamin D deficiency, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It's a growing problem. New research finds that those deficient may be at a greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. In a new study published in... Read More

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Food Safety for the Holidays Nov 23, 2018

You may have heard about the recent recall of romaine lettuce due to the presence of E. coli bacteria. As a result, you won't find romaine available for purchase. Earlier this week, the FDA and CDC issued a statement to consumers not to eat any foods... Read More