Coming Soon: Cheetos Sweetos

Coming Soon: Cheetos Sweetos

Frito-Lay is introducing a line extension to the famous Cheetos brand, and this time it’s going to be sweet. Cheetos Sweetos will be introduced to the market in late February to take a bite out of the Easter sweets market, … Continue reading

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What If All Nutrition Studies Are Based on Wrong Data?

What If All Nutrition Studies Are Based on Wrong Data?

A majority of nutrition studies, conclusions and recommendations are based on flawed data. The result is bad advice dispensed to the public. This is the conclusion of a paper titled Energy balance measurement: when something is not better than nothing, … Continue reading

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High Fructose Corn Syrup More Toxic than Sugar … for Females

High Fructose Corn Syrup More Toxic than Sugar … for Females

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is one of the most despised ingredients in consumer health circles. The corn derived sweetener has replaced sugar in soft drinks as well as thousands of other foods and beverages since the 1980′s. HFCS has … Continue reading

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The Mechanism Linking Red Meat and Cancer Has Been Discovered

The Mechanism Linking Red Meat and Cancer Has Been Discovered

We’ve been advised for decades to reduce our consumption of red meat. Multiple population studies have shown that excess consumption led to heart disease and cancer. But why does steak every night increase the risk for cancer? This is a … Continue reading

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Awesome: Slight Alcohol Intoxication Facilitates Creative Problem Solving

Awesome: Slight Alcohol Intoxication Facilitates Creative Problem Solving

Just in time for New Year’s Eve, surprising news for those of us who like to drink. Alcohol, consumed in the right amount, may help people with creative problem solving. It’s all about the dosage. Scientists from the Department of … Continue reading

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McDonald’s New Year Resolutions

McDonald’s New Year Resolutions

Fast-food behemoth McDonald’s has had a good run in the last decade. Despite fears that health conscious consumers would avoid its burgers and fries, the company’s stock shot up 700% since its low in 2003. This was achieved mostly through … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Breakfast Cereal

The Dark Side of Breakfast Cereal

Breakfast cereal is the morning routine for the majority of Americans. The vast array of choices, an entire supermarket aisle, is evidence of our love affair with popped, extruded, or otherwise processed grains mixed with sugar and milk. Cereal is … Continue reading

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Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

Carl’s Jr. Presents: an All-Natural Burger. Here are the Pros and Cons

At first it sounds like an oxymoron – all natural fast food. This week, Carl’s Jr. is introducing a new, All-Natural burger. According to company executives, “We’ve seen a growing demand for ‘cleaner,’ more natural food, particularly among Millennials, and … Continue reading

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Is the World Running Out of Chocolate?

Is the World Running Out of Chocolate?

Short answer: NO. Long answer: Earlier this week, media reports claimed that global demand for chocolate is outstripping supply, and as a result, 5 years from now, the world will not have enough. The reasons are disease, drought, and the … Continue reading

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The Great Soda Tax Experiment Has Begun

The Great Soda Tax Experiment Has Begun

The midterm elections are over. The campaign to label GMOs in Colorado failed miserably, and so did the one in Oregon. The one public health measure that did succeed is Measure D, a municipal soda tax that will go into … Continue reading

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