Saturday, December 20, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
So two of the diets in the study were high in carbs overall, but one was made up of low-glycemic-index foods while the other was composed of high-glycemic-index foods. The other two diets were low in carbs overall, with the same breakdown or low- and high-glycemic items
In fact, among those eating the high-carb diets, those consuming low-glycemic-index foods had worse insulin response and higher LDL cholesterol…
we did not show that the glycemic index of the carb really had any favorable effect," says Sacks.
That suggests that all the attention to knowing the glycemic index of various foods—and basing your eating habits on these numbers—may not be worth the effort.'
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
"Customers really love using their mobile devices," said Khalilah Cooper, leader of ordering strategy at Chick-fil-A. "And we really want to give our guests the opportunity to order what they want, when they want, and how they want."
While the chain launched their current app, free to download from iTunes or Google Play, last year, the mobile payment feature wasn't added until Monday.
The new function allows users nationwide to use their phones to purchase their meal just by scanning their phones at the register, thus avoiding the hassle of having to fumble for cash or cards.'
Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
cocaine for lab rats - and, like most humans, rats ate the middle
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
- While the authors suggested that people eat a low protein diet in middle age and switch to a high protein diet once they get older, it is not possible to say from the study whether this is what the older participants actually did, as their diets were only assessed once.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
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Friday, April 25, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease mortality," the
study concludes. "In addition, regular consumption of sugar-sweetened
beverages is associated with elevated cardiovascular mortality."
Friday, April 11, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
The study further reported that most of the people who are underweight were heavy on alcohol, involved in drug abuse, were malnourished, chain-smokers, were poor, and had poor mental health or poor self esteem…. (which means the study proved nothing?)
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
When you first take a bite of sugary cereal, your taste receptors that respond to sweetness, found at the tip of your tongue, send a signal to the portion of your brain called the cerebral cortex.
This signal activates ‘the reward system’ and causes you to want to take another bite. Excessive activation of this reward system, Dr. Avena suggests, can cause ‘loss of control, craving and intolerance to sugar.’
Monday, February 17, 2014
and adverse effects on cardiometabolic risk factors, the harm seen is
generally no greater than that seen with glucose (with the same few
exceptions), as long as the comparison remains matched for the excess
Friday, February 14, 2014
The basic premise
The Carbohydrate Hypothesis, as attacked by Guyenet, looks basically like this:
Excessive amounts of carbohydrates (especially refined carbs / sugar) increases insulin and results in fat gain.
Guyenets argues in his post that carbs are not necessarily the cause of increased insulin, and insulin certainly do not result in gaining weight (maybe the opposite!). Basically he says that while low carb works, the theory to explain it is wrong.
However, as every doctor who has ever treated diabetics with insulin (and their patients) probably knows, injecting insulin certainly does tends to increase fat gain. And in untreated type 1 diabetics, with no insulin, weight plummets. Guyenet does not mention that.
Thin people usually have low insulin levels, obese people usually have high levels of insulin. Guyenet does not believe that is significant.
In short: Carbohydrates drives insulin, which drives fat.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Chocolate, Tea, Berries May Cut Diabetes Risk. Substances found in some people's favorite foods appear to benefit blood sugar, inflammation levels.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
Before 1980, peanut allergies were rarely mentioned in medical literature or the media, said Miranda Waggoner, a postdoctoral researcher at the Office of Population Research in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her article on the subject, "Parsing the peanut panic: The social life of a contested food allergy epidemic," was published recently in the journal Social Science & Medicine.
Starting around 1990, articles in medical journals began discussing the seriousness of peanut allergies, Waggoner said. At the same time, advocacy groups were emerging to raise awareness of the issue. By the mid-1990s, newspapers were printing articles with headlines such as "Nut Allergy Girl's Terror; Girl Almost Dies from Peanut Allergy."
And the 21st century brought descriptions of peanut allergies — in medical journals and the media — as an epidemic.
For those with a peanut allergy, ingesting the legume can lead to anaphylactic shock and, if untreated, death. But the allergy is quite rare and it isn't clear whether it is becoming more common, Waggoner said.'
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
'Hershey's to make 3-D chocolate printer'
Sounds like the Star Trek food generator may be available in a decade or two J
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
'Nov. 1, 2013 — Despite current beliefs, sugar intake is not directly associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Rather, high-calorie diets promote the progression of this serious form of liver disease.
Researchers conducted a double-blind study of healthy, but centrally overweight men to compare the effects of high intakes of two types of sugar, glucose and fructose, in two conditions -- weight-maintaining (moderate-calorie diet) and weight-gaining (high-calorie diet). In the weight-maintaining period, men on neither diet developed any significant changes to the liver. However, in the weight-gaining period, both diets produced equivalent features of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, including steatosis (fatty liver) and elevated serum transaminase and triglycerides. These findings indicate that fructose and glucose have comparable effects on one's liver, and calorie intake is the factor responsible for the progression of liver disease.
"Based on the results of our study, recommending a low-fructose or low-glycemic diet to prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is unjustified," said Professor Ian A. Macdonald, study author and faculty of medicine and health sciences, University of Nottingham, UK. "The best advice to give a patient is to maintain a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise. Our study serves as a warning that even short changes in lifestyle can have profound impacts on your liver."'
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
In recent years I didn’t like the little ketchup packages very much because I wanted to be able to dip my fries into the ketchup. Over the last few months I have noticed that a couple of restaurants, like Chick Fil-A, have .99 oz Heinz packages designed for dipping. I also really like the waffle fries at Chick Fil-A.