Nutrition

Stomach Bacteria Controls Weight
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Stomach Bacteria Controls Weight

Scientist have found evidence that the bacterial composition of the body can influence disease and weight. An experiment was carried out where mice were injected with different gut bacterias. One group was injected with stomach bacteria from obese mice. A second group was injected with normal weight bacteria. Those injected […]

Fructose vs. Glucose – Another Piece in the HFCS Puzzle
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Fructose vs. Glucose – Another Piece in the HFCS Puzzle

Take equal parts of fructose and glucose and you have table sugar. Take 55% fructose and 45% glucose (actually it’s 55% fructose, 42% glucose and 3% higher saccharides) and you get high fructose corn syrup. There has long been a suspicion that humans process these sugars in different ways. The […]

Junk Food Makes you Stupid
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Junk Food Makes you Stupid

According to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, children who have diets high in processed foods may have a lower IQ. This comes via findings from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. The study “tracks the long term health and wellbeing of around 14,000 […]

Removing Gluten Beneficial to Those Without Celiac Disease
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Removing Gluten Beneficial to Those Without Celiac Disease

The Monash University Department of Medicine and Gastroenterology has completed an incredible study about gluten intolerance in people WITHOUT celiac disease. The study set out to determine if eating gluten would induce symptoms in people without gluten intolerance. In the experiment, 34 subjects who suffered from gastrointestinal issues, but did […]

What Google Thinks About Us
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What Google Thinks About Us

Sometimes, Google has a lot more to say than you expect and it can come in some not-so-subtle ways. It’s one thing to Google yourself. It’s another to Google your nation. While searching for a thumbnail for the What Americans are Eating post, I came across some disturbing results. Check […]

Childhood Obesity & School Lunches – Truth or Scapegoat?
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Childhood Obesity & School Lunches – Truth or Scapegoat?

The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center has released an interesting study about childhood obesity. The study of 1,003 sixth graders showed that “children who are obese were more likely to consume school lunch ….”. This claim may be a bit misleading in an attempt to place blame on the schools, […]

What Americans are Eating
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What Americans are Eating

Visual Economics has a great infographic about what we eat each year. I actually expected more fat and oils and a lot less fruits and vegetables. Of course the nearly 80 pounds of pizza, fries, and ice cream doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence.