Posts Tagged ‘diet’

A Big Tobacco Moment for the Sugar Industry – The New Yorker

September 17, 2016

A Big Tobacco Moment for the Sugar Industry
http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/a-big-tobacco-moment-for-the-sugar-industry Amazing how much impact ~5M in ’16$ & 1 @NEJM review had on the US #diet

Supplement Ratings and Reviews – Labdoor

April 9, 2016

https://labdoor.com/

Nice site w/ rankings of vitamins

Here’s the vit. D rankings:

01 Carlson Labs Vitamin D3 A
02 Nutrigold Vitamin D3 Gold 1000 IU A
03 Nutrigold Vitamin D3 Gold 2000 IU A
04 Nature Made Vitamin D3 A
05 Nature’s Way Vitamin D3 A
06 Nordic Naturals Vitamin D3 A
07 NOW Foods Vitamin D3 A
08 Solgar Vitamin D3 A
09 GNC Vitamin D3 A
10 Thorne Research Vitamin D A

Here’s the mulitvitamin rankings:

01 Garden of Life Vitamin Code For Men A
02 Garden of Life Vitamin Code Perfect Weight A
03 Nature’s Way Alive Max Potency Multivitamin A
04 Rainbow Light Men’s One A
05 Garden of Life Vitamin Code For Women A
06 NOW Foods Adam Men’s Multivitamin A
07 NOW Foods Eve Women’s Multivitamin A
08 GNC Mega Men A
09 Carlson Labs Super 2 Daily A
10 Rainbow Light Women’s One A
11 GNC Mega Men Energy & Metabolism A
12 Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men A
13 TwinLab Daily One Caps A
14 Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw One For Men A-
15 Controlled Labs Orange TRIad A-

https://labdoor.com/rankings/multivitamins
Very critical of centrum!

Cutting Sugar Improves Children’s Health in Just 10 Days

December 14, 2015

Cutting sugar [in #diet w same kcal] improves [kid's] health in…10 days [LDL down 10; DBP, 5; triglycerides, 33] http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/cutting-sugar-improves-childrens-health-in-just-10-days

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“On average, the subjects’ LDL cholesterol, the kind implicated in heart disease, fell by 10 points. Their diastolic blood pressure fell five points. Their triglycerides, a type of fat that travels in the blood and contributes to heart disease, dropped 33 points. And their fasting blood sugar and insulin levels – indicators of their diabetes risk – likewise markedly improved.”

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Do I Really Need Regular Checkups at the Dentist and Doctor?

January 17, 2015

Do I Really Need Regular Checkups at the… Doctor?
http://lifehacker.com/do-i-really-need-regular-checkups-at-the-dentist-and-do-1491777950 Juxtaposed against the opposing view, viz:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/opinion/skip-your-annual-physical.html

Other article:
Skip Your Annual Physical – NYTimes.com

Cereal killer: Are you eating too much iron? – health – 04 December 2014 – Test – New Scientist

December 31, 2014

Cereal killer: Are you eating too much iron? http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429980.500-cereal-killer-are-you-eating-too-much-iron.html Too much from vitamins is potentially linked to heart disease, cancer &c

Are some people doomed to be fat? – health – 12 November 2014 – New Scientist

December 19, 2014

Are some people doomed to be fat?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429950.400-are-some-people-doomed-to-be-fat.html Overview of metabolism & #obesity; addresses common myths, eg don’t eat before bed

Also:
14 myths and maybes about burning fat
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26549-14-myths-and-maybes-about-burning-fat.html

What Kids Around the World Eat for Breakfast – NYTimes.com

October 24, 2014

What Kids Around the World Eat http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/08/magazine/eaters-all-over.html Neophobia: "evo-sensibly" they initially reject unfamiliar food. Sugar is an exception

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Children, and young omnivorous animals generally, tend to reject
unfamiliar foods on the first few tries. Evolutionarily, it makes
sense for an inexperienced creature to be cautious about new foods,
which might, after all, be poisonous. It is only through repeated
exposure and mimicry that toddlers adjust to new tastes — breakfast
instead of, say, dinner. That we don’t put pickle relish on waffles or
eat Honey Bunches of Oats for supper are rules of culture, not of
nature. As children grow, their palates continue to be shaped by the
food environment they were born into (as well as by the savvy
marketers of sugar cereals who advertise directly to the 10-and-under
set and their tired parents). This early enculturation means a child
in the Philippines might happily consume garlic fried rice topped with
dried and salted fish calledtuyo at 6 in the morning, while many
American kids would balk at such a meal (even at dinnertime). We learn
to be disgusted, just as we learn to want a second helping.

Sugar is the notable exception to “food neophobia,” as researchers
call that early innate fear. In utero, a 13-week-old fetus will gulp
amniotic fluid more quickly when it contains sugar. Our native sweet
tooth helps explain the global popularity of sugary cereals and
chocolate spreads like Nutella: Getting children to eat sugar is easy.
Teaching them to eat slimy fermented soybeans, by contrast, requires a
more robust and conservative culinary culture, one that resists the
candy-coated breakfast buffet.

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Not a nutty idea

October 3, 2014

Not a nutty idea
http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21595404-it-may-be-possible-reduce-sensitivity-those-allergic-peanuts-not Eating a small amount of peanuts desensitizes one to a severe #allergy. #Health & #Diet

The Paleo Lifestyle: The Way, Way, Way Back – NYTimes.com

September 22, 2014

The #Paleo Lifestyle: The Way, Way, Way Back http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/fashion/the-paleo-lifestyle-the-way-way-way-back.html #Diet expands to caveman habits for sleep, exercise & gadget use

The Debate on Salty Foods, Continued

September 10, 2014

The Debate on Salty Foods, Continued
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/opinion/sunday/the-debate-on-salty-foods-continued.html Americans consume 3400 mg Na/day; should it go to 2300 (~1 teaspoon of #salt)

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The current average sodium consumption in the United States is about 3,400 milligrams per day. This is mostly ingested in processed foods and is equivalent to the amount of sodium in about 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Dietary guidelines endorsed by the federal government and leading medical groups recommend reducing the average to 2,300 milligrams for the general population and 1,500 for groups deemed at greater risk, like adults older than 50, African-Americans, people with high blood pressure and diabetics, among others.
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