Breastfeeding For Smarter Kids

Breastfeeding For Smarter Kids

Breastfeeding has become more popular in recent years, as young mothers are educated on the health benefits to both baby and mom. Another benefit may be increasing your child’s IQ. A research paper published in JAMA earlier this year followed … Continue reading

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Child Obesity and BPA

Child Obesity and BPA

Another potential explanation for childhood obesity? Researchers from NYU’s medical school have found a correlation between the amount of bisphenol A (BPA) in children’s urine and their body mass index. The study was published in the Journal of the American … Continue reading

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Glycemic Index Approach to Your Diet – Pros and Cons

Glycemic Index Approach to Your Diet – Pros and Cons

Earlier this summer, research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association added a new twist to the classic low fat vs. low carb diet debate. Measurements of bodily energy expenditure and hormone levels were taken of 3 groups … Continue reading

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Five Food Industry Tactics to Downplay Contribution to the Obesity Epidemic

Five Food Industry Tactics to Downplay Contribution to the Obesity Epidemic

To avoid public criticism and forestall government intervention, the food and beverage industry hopes that self-regulation is sufficient and also seeks to establish public-private partnerships. This reaction is common in industries under threat and can take helpful or harmful forms… … Continue reading

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The Problematic Promise of Nutritionism

The Problematic Promise of Nutritionism

A commentary in last week’s Journal of the American Medical Association brings us a rematch between “nutritionism” and food. Written by leading health experts David S. Ludwig and Dariush Mozzafarian, Dietary Guidelines in the 21st Century— a Time for Food, … Continue reading

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Nutrition Experts: Five Reasons to Kill Front-of-Package Food Labels

Nutrition Experts: Five Reasons to Kill Front-of-Package Food Labels

Two of the most respected and independent experts on nutrition have published an editorial article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) calling for the ban of front of package nutrition labels and health claims. The paper, entitled … Continue reading

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Vitamins that Kill

Vitamins that Kill

A great article called The Vita Myth appeared earlier this week in online magazine Slate. Science writer Emily Anthes tears apart the $25B-a-year-and-growing supplement industry. Half of Americans pop a multivitamin or other supplement regularly. But substantial studies in the … Continue reading

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Three Reasons to Rethink that Diet Coke You’re About to Drink

Three Reasons to Rethink that Diet Coke You’re About to Drink

  Care for some water? No way, get me a Diet Coke, or a Coke Zero. Water is for washing hands, not drinking. And regular soft drinks and juice are full of sugars and calories. So you decided a long … Continue reading

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