#RepealTheSeal

Yesterday, an article was published in the NYTs about the presence of "Kids Eat Right" logo on Kraft singles - those floppy American "cheese" slices. The logo is a nutrition seal by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).  AND claims that the seal just means that Kraft supports "Kids Eat Right" not that AND... Continue Reading →

Exercise AND Obesity on the Rise

A new public health report  found that exercise rates in the US are up - yeah!!! They also found that obesity rates are continuing to rise. You can read about it all over popular media (here and here are good ones).  What does this mean? The data are from 2001-2011, so this before the effectiveness of more recent... Continue Reading →

180,000 Deaths in a Bottle

An early release of a study on deaths associated to consumption of sugary drinks has suggested that over 180,000 deaths are occurring each year due to consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. Many news sites are covering this, so here are a few places you can read more about it: Forbes, Bloomberg, and CNN. Be sure to keep in... Continue Reading →

Artificial Pancreas??

It looks like researchers are getting ever closer to finding an effective treatment for type 1 diabetes. A small study published in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at the use of an artificial pancreas in a small group of campers.  They found that when the campers used the artificial pancreas they had fewer low blood... Continue Reading →

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