Saturday, May 28, 2016
Prevalence of Obesity in the United States, 2011-2012: Ogden and coauthors provide the most recent national estimates of childhood obesity, including prevalence and trends, as well as detailed obesity trend analyses among adults.
Friday, May 27, 2016
As early as first grade, children with severe obesity are more likely to be ostracized: A new study has found that as early as first grade severely obese children are more likely to be rejected by peers and show signs of depression.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Guest blog for Scientific American: the new food label: Guest Blog The FDA’s new rules for food labeling are finally here The changes are a step toward better health and less obesity, especially in children By Marion Nestle on May 24, 2016 The FDA…
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases: Scientists report that diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reverse the damage
Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases: Scientists report that diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reverse the damage: Consuming fructose, a sugar that's common in the Western diet, alters hundreds of genes that may be linked to many diseases, life scientists report. However, they discovered good news as well: an important omega-3 fatty acid known as DHA seems to reverse the harmful changes produced by fructose.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Prenatal Artificially Sweetened Beverage Intake and Infant Weight Gain: In adults and children, artificial sweeteners, also known as nonnutritive sweeteners, may increase the risk of obesity and metabolic disorders. Much research on nonnutritive sweeteners has focused on artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) for several reasons: their consumption has increased over...
Prenatal Sweetened Beverage Consumption and Infant Body Mass Index: This cohort study aims to determine whether maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy is associated with infant body mass index.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
Coca-Cola items: Warren Buffett’s gaffe. Share a Coke and a Song.: Warren Buffett, the billionnaire who owns 9.3% of Coca-Cola stock, understandably defends its products. When challenged by shareholders in his company, Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett said: He also sa…
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Big Ag forces firing of long-time Farm News cartoonist: I love cartoons (witness Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics) and was appalled when I read this tweet: Here’s the offending cartoon: In a Facebook post the cartoonist, Ric…
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
How much is the soda industry spending to defeat public health?: Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Mike Newall says the beverage industry is spending a lot of money (“flowing like a Big Gulp”) to defeat the City Council’s soda tax initiative—…