Eliminating Food Deserts – Providing the Cart without the Horse?

Recent studies published in the journals of Social Science and Medicine and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that building more supermarkets in “food desert” areas (poor urban communities) is an ineffective response to the epidemic of childhood obesity. … Continue reading

Which is Better: No Calories, or Some Calories for Breakfast for kids?

God bless the Italians for inventing Nutella┬«, a delicious chocolate, nutty spread. In the 1940s, Pietro Ferrero, a pastry maker and founder of the Ferrero company used hazelnuts, which are plentiful in the Piedmont region of Italy (northwest), to extend … Continue reading

Take-Away Points from Sugar Session at EB2012

The Experimental Bio 2012 session, Fructose, Sucrose and High Fructose Corn Syrup: Relevant Scientific Findings and Health Implications, was fascinating and confirmed what I already knew: While we have a caloric consumption issue to work on as a nation, sucrose … Continue reading

Summary: Fructose, Sucrose and High Fructose Corn Syrup: Relevant Scientific Findings and Health Implications

The Experimental Bio 2012 session, Fructose, Sucrose and High Fructose Corn Syrup: Relevant Scientific Findings and Health Implications, provided me with some important takeaways which I have listed here. Each of the five speakers had a chance to present their … Continue reading