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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Type 3 Diabetes Feb 15, 2019

You've probably heard of Type 1 diabetes (mainly in children) and Type 2 diabetes (which occurs later in life), but now there is a Type 3 diabetes. It's the result of a link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Type 1 occurs when the body's pan... Read More

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Heart-Healthy Foods Feb 08, 2019

Throughout the month of February, American Heart Month, Americans are urged to join the battle against heart disease, the No. 1 health risk in both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A healthy diet and lifestyle can be modif... Read More

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Fiber and Added Fiber Feb 01, 2019

Most of us need more fiber in our diets. The goal is 25 to 35 grams per day, and as Americans, we typically get about half that amount. The Dietary Guidelines categorize dietary fiber as a "nutrient of public health concern," meaning our low level of... Read More