Cookies and meth are so similar. Not

I started sharpening my mental sarcasm knives the moment I saw the headline “What Cookies and Meth Have in Common“.  The premise is so predictable I didn’t even need to read the article (although I did).  The basic conclusion: sugar is addictive and evil, just like meth, because both activate reward centers in the brain. […]

Omega 3 fats obesity cure? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:29 — 3.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAre omega-3 fats the solution to obesity? That’s the gist of an editorial published in a recent edition of Open Heart/British Medical Journal.  The authors, Artemis Simopoulos MD and James DiNicolantonio, PharmD argue that processed food and industrial agriculture […]

Really? Obesity myths need busting Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:15 — 3.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAn interesting opinion piece caught my attention this week.  A group of obesity researchers argue that we all need to give up 9 popular obesity myths, because our continued belief in these myths distorts our ability to successfully manage the […]

Food shaming and obesity headlines

In the past few weeks, there’s been a flurry of obesity-related news stories.  Not that we need anymore bad news about obesity, but I thought the stories were diverse enough to deserve some attention: CDC says hundreds of thousands of people die unnecessarily each year Basically the CDC says almost 900,000 people younger than 80 […]

Obesity news and vegetarian chicken

“Obesity killing more people than we thought” One might add “Duh!”  Researchers clearly haven’t been thinking too hard about that until now.  Past reports claimed obesity wasn’t that big a deal, because overweight people maintained a pulse about as long as normal weight people.  The assumption being that having a pulse equaled health.  But this […]

Do artificial sweeteners make you thinner or fatter?

It’s the holiday season, and excess calories are lurking everywhere.   A recent survey by the International Food Information Council found that 70% of American consumers don’t understand that excess calories cause weight gain.  Nevertheless, 70% of respondents also claim they’re trying to eat less sugar.  One strategy for less sugar is more artificial sweeteners.  Do they really […]

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