Monday, March 25, 2019
Shoppers At UK Supermarkets That Got Rid Of Checkout Aisle Junk Food Purchased 16% Less Small Pack Junk Food One Year Later
So it wasn't a randomized trial, but the results were interesting nonetheless. In the UK, a number of supermarkets electively decided ...
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Saturday Stories: Artists' Deaths, "Nanny States", And Astral Weeks
Elizabeth Weil, in The New York Times Magazine, with a long read on former artist colony cultivator, and now on trial (starting in April) fo...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
If You Tie Exercise To Weight Loss It Can Lead To Statements And Recommendations Like These
I've long called for a rebranding of exercise to promote it on the basis of all of its incredible benefits, and explicitly not in the...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Why I Don't Celebrate Marketing Fruit To Children By Way Of Cartoon Characters
A few weeks ago I noticed the Center for Science in the Public Interest giving kudos to Disney and to The Lego Movie for their licensing o...
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Saturday Stories: Feast Burden, Old Hate, And Wellness Cults
Bobbie Ann Mason, in The New Yorker, on the burden of the feast . Isaac Chotiner, in The New Yorker, with a not at all gentle interview of...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Coca-Cola's New Simply Smoothie Strawberry Banana Contains 11.5 Teaspoons Of Sugar Per Cup
I should probably be putting " smoothie " in sneer quotes when discussing this new product. The ingredients in this " smo...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Why Fund Or Publish Diet Studies That Have Little Relationship With Real Life?
I'm honestly not trying to be mean, but that was the thought that went through my mind when I read the recently published study, Log O...
Saturday, March 09, 2019
Saturday Stories: Banal Hate, Ebola Retirement, And Jackbooted Tots
Andrew Anthony, in The Guardian, on the casual and banal antisemitism that has overtaken England. Helen Branswell, in STAT, on the retire...
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
No, New York State Academy Of Family Physicians (@NYSAFP), Sugar Sweetened Milk Is Not "Essential", Just Ask The @AAFP
So what possible reason could the New York State Academy of Family Physicians (NYSAFP) have to highlight in their weekly eNews circular sen...
Monday, March 04, 2019
Surprise? Offering In Class Breakfasts of Cereal, Muffins, Juice, and Milk For 2.5 Years Increases Obesity In Students
Yup, it's true. Offer children in-class breakfasts consisting of cereal, muffins, juice, and milk for 2.5 years and compared with chil...
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