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  • Nutrition and health in agriculturalists and hunter-gatherers

    09/19/2014 3:27:29 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 6 replies
    proteinpower ^ | 2. April 2009, | Michael R Eades
    Nutrition and health in agriculturalists and hunter-gatherers 22. April 2009, 2:21 UhrLow-carb diets, Paleolithic diet, Paleopathologymreades139 comments 87 When I wrote the Overcoming the Curse of the Mummies chapter in Protein Power, I wrote mainly about the evidence of disease found in the mummies of ancient Egyptians and correlated this disease with their high-carbohydrate diet.  Along with all the material on mummies, which is the part everyone seems to remember, I wrote about a study done in the United States in the 1970s that persuasively demonstrated the superiority of the hunter diet as compared to an agricultural diet, which no...
  • What you eat, not just number of calories, is significant factor in diabetes risk

    09/09/2014 7:38:32 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 09/02/14 | Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
    If you think losing weight is enough to prevent Type 2 diabetes, don't get your hopes up. A new research report in September 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal, suggests that you don't have to be overweight to develop Type 2 diabetes. This study compared genetically identical twins-one heavier and one leaner-and found that after eating a fast-food meal, the circulating metabolites, including those related to Type 2 diabetes, were found in both individuals at the same levels. These findings suggest that the onset of this type of diabetes is largely influenced by genetic factors and/or the composition of gut...
  • A Call for a Low-Carb Diet

    09/02/2014 4:58:30 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 106 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sept 2, 2014 | A O'Connor
    People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows. The findings are unlikely to be the final salvo in what has been a long and often contentious debate about what foods are best to eat for weight loss and overall health. The notion that dietary fat is harmful, particularly saturated fat, arose decades ago from comparisons of disease rates among large national populations. But more recent clinical studies in which...
  • The best way to lose weight? A diet filled with protein: Eating fish, eggs and meat every day

    07/04/2014 10:05:04 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/03/2014 | Lucy Crossley
    Those with a diet low in protein likely to gorge on carbohydrates and fat Proportion of protein in Western diets has dropped - which could account for obesity levels Poeple must eat enough protein to satisfy appetites, scientists say Protein is essential for the healthy growth and repair of body tissues Over the past 60 years the proportion of protein in Western diets has dropped, and researchers suggest this could account for soaring levels of obesity.
  • "High protein diet linked to spiked cancer risk akin to smoking 20 cigarettes a day: U.S. study"

    09/01/2014 4:30:03 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 115 replies
    National Post ^ | Mar. 5, 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    Eating too much protein could be as dangerous as smoking for middle-aged people, a study has found. Research which tracked thousands of adults for nearly 20 years found that those who eat a diet rich in animal protein are four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet. The risk is nearly as high as the danger of developing cancer from smoking 20 cigarettes each day. Previous studies have shown a link between cancer and red meat, but it is the first time research has measured the risk of death associated with regularly eating too...
  • Why it Really Is Harder for Women to Lose Weight

    08/17/2014 1:25:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/12 | Jennifer Van Allen
    You’re not imagining it: There really are differences between the way men and women diet, lose weight and respond to exercise. Some of the differences stem from biology; other differences are behavioral. But though many of these seem to give men a head start, they shouldn’t be taken to imply that guys have it easy. No matter who you are or where you’re starting, the road to your ideal weight is difficult at best, and confusing for most. But the information that researchers are unearthing about the differences in the way that men and women lose weight inspires hope that...
  • Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds? In An Ecosystem Within Us, Microbes Evolved To Sway Food Choices

    08/17/2014 1:16:17 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 38 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 15 August 2014
    It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us - which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold - may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity.
  • Low-Salt Diets Shown to Pose Health Risks

    08/13/2014 6:26:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 13, 2014 | Ron Winslow
    The new study, which tracked more than 100,000 people from 17 countries over an average of more than three years, found that those who consumed fewer than 3,000 milligrams of sodium a day had a 27% higher risk of death or a serious event such as a heart attack or stroke in that period than those whose intake was estimated at 3,000 to 6,000 milligrams. Risk of death or other major events increased with intake above 6,000 milligrams. Last year, a report from the Institute of Medicine, which advises Congress on health issues, didn't find evidence that cutting sodium intake...
  • The GMO Fight Ripples Down the Food Chain

    08/08/2014 10:05:59 AM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07 Aug 2014 | Annie Gasparro
    Facing Consumer Pressure, More Firms Are Jettisoning GMOs From Their Foods Two years ago, Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. initiated a plan to eliminate genetically modified ingredients from its ice cream, an effort to address a nascent consumer backlash and to fulfill its own environmental goals.This fall, nearly a year behind schedule, it expects to finish phase one, affecting its flavorful "chunks and swirls" like cookie dough and caramel. The only part left to convert: the milk that makes ice cream itself. Thanks to the complexities of sourcing milk deemed free of genetically modified material, that could take five to...
  • Obesity is Inflammatory Disease, Rat Study Shows

    07/07/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 42 replies
    Sci-News ^ | 2013 December 05 | Sci-News
    Scientists led by Dr David Fairlie from the University of Queensland, Australia, have found abnormal amounts of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the fat tissues of overweight and obese rats and humans. PAR2 is also increased on the surfaces of human immune cells by common fatty acids in the diet. When obese rats on a diet high in sugar and fat were given a new oral drug that binds to PAR2, the inflammation-causing properties of this protein were blocked, as were other effects of the high-fat and high-sugar diet, including obesity itself. "This important new finding links obesity and...
  • Government Spends Money to Create Obesity Epidemic & Then Regulates Us to “Help”

    07/04/2014 12:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | July 3, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I mentioned two days ago the decision of schools to ban birthday cupcakes. Michelle Obama is essentially fighting with students to get them to change what they eat. But what is missing from this story is the proper context. The fact is that our bad eating habits are getting encouraged by taxpayer money. In fact, the government arguably changed our dietary habits to their present behavior. The Foundation for Economic Education came out with an article yesterday about dealing with “food deserts.”
  • Omnivore Ancestors? Fifty-thousand-year-old feces suggest Neanderthals ate both meat & vegetables

    06/27/2014 2:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Scientist ^ | June 26, 2014 | Jyoti Madhusoodanan
    Fossilized feces offer new evidence that Neanderthals ate both meat and plants. Chemical analysis confirmed the oldest-known ancient human fecal matter, according to a study published yesterday (June 25) in PLOS ONE. Previous isotope studies of bones suggested Neanderthals were primarily meat-eaters. Analyses of tartar from their teeth have indicated they may have also eaten plants, although some researchers noted that these plant remains could be traces from the stomach contents of herbivore prey. Stool, however, is "the perfect evidence because you’re sure it was consumed," study author Ainara Sistiaga from the University of La Laguna in Spain told BBC...
  • Forget what you’ve been told about dietary fats and heart disease

    06/26/2014 9:23:40 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 73 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 6-26-2014 | Michael Noonan
    The American people have been given a lot of bad information about the link between saturated fat, cholesterol, and heart disease. This misinformation is slowly being corrected, and more research is being done in the area, but most medical organizations still recommend low-fat diets as “heart healthy.” We consume a lot less fats, and as a result, a lot more carbohydrates. (An unintended side effect: This diet has been blamed for the large increase in type 2 diabetes in our society over the last few decades.) I predict that in 10 years the medical profession will make yet another dietary...
  • TIME: Eat Butter. Scientists Labeled Fat the Enemy. Why They Were Wrong.

    06/20/2014 11:12:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    DIET DOCTOR ^ | 06/20/2014
    Isn’t it pretty, the cover of the latest issue of TIME? TIME: The truth about fatTIME: Ending the war on fat The paradigm shift continues and the outdated fear of fat is on its way out faster and faster.You’d wish that some old-school fat phobics subscribed to the magazine. Unfortunately, I think this is hoping for too much, so I just emailed the cover to some of them.Some people will still spread low-fat margarine on their bread as long as they live, as an old habit. But most people will soon realize that not only does it taste bad, but...
  • Kitten nearly dies from vegan diet

    06/10/2014 12:24:29 AM PDT · by kingattax · 82 replies
    Herald Sun (AU) ^ | JULY 22, 2013 | KELLIE CAMERON
    A KITTEN has almost died after its owners fed it a strict vegan diet. The horrific case at a North Melbourne animal hospital has prompted a warning about the dangers of people "forcing ideologies" on their pets. Lort Smith Animal Hospital veterinarian Leanne Pinfold said the kitten was brought in this month by its owners, who were believed to be vegan. She said the kitten's diet of potatoes, rice milk and pasta had caused it to become critically ill. "It was extremely weak and collapsed when it came in. It was almost non-responsive," Dr Pinfold said. The kitten was given...
  • The Campaign for Junk Food [Note author!!]

    05/30/2014 10:09:27 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | May 28, 2014 | Michelle Obama
    WHEN we began our Let’s Move! initiative four years ago, we set one simple but ambitious goal: to end the epidemic of childhood obesity in a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthy. To achieve this goal, we have adhered to one clear standard: what works. The initiatives we undertake are evidence-based, and we rely on the most current science. Research indicated that kids needed less sugar, salt and fat in their diets, so we revamped school lunch menus accordingly. When data showed that the lack of nearby grocery stores negatively affected people’s eating habits, we worked...
  • The Big Fat Lie We’ve Been Fed About Our Diet

    05/22/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 121 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | May 22, 2014 | Maureen Mackey
    Be honest: That bacon, egg and cheese breakfast you scarfed down the other day was so delicious you’d love to have it for breakfast every morning. But like so many other health-conscious, weight-watching Americans, you just won’t allow yourself that indulgence. Instead, you opt for the usual low-fat, low-calorie and (oh-so-bland) oatmeal.
  • Debate between Plant based and Paleo Diets

    05/17/2014 10:49:04 AM PDT · by RichardMoore · 117 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Colin Campbell MD
    Debate between plant based diet and Paleo diet.
  • The Starch Diet by John McDougall MD

    05/10/2014 10:43:09 AM PDT · by RichardMoore · 9 replies
    The Starch diet
  • Eating more fruit, veggies may cut stroke risk: Study

    05/09/2014 7:10:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Sun News Network ^ | May 9, 2014 | QMI Agendy
    Researchers at the Medical College of Qingdao University in Qingdao, China, saw a 32% decrease of stroke risk with every 200 grams of fruit consumed each day, and an 11% decrease for every 200 g of vegetables eaten daily. High fruit and vegetable intake can lower blood pressure and improve microvascular function, the researchers said in the study, which was published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.
  • Saturated Fat and Skepticism

    05/07/2014 2:40:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 2014 | Mona Charen
    The scientific community is not immune to politics, bias, and self-interest.The headline looks like a hoax — saturated fat does not cause heart disease — but it’s real. This news is more than just another example of changing health guidelines. It’s a cautionary tale about trusting the scientific consensus. For more than 50 years, the best scientific minds in America assured us that saturated fat was the enemy. Animal fat, we were instructed, was the chief culprit in causing obesity, Type II diabetes, and heart disease. Throughout my adult life, I have conscientiously followed the guidelines dispensed by the health...
  • Bacon Is Good for You

    05/04/2014 4:24:46 PM PDT · by kingattax · 100 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-4-14 | Peter Wilson
    Those who love rib-eye steaks and double-cream Brie will feel better about their guilty pleasures after reading Nina Teicholz’s article in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal, “The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease.” She writes, for example: Too much whole-grain oatmeal for breakfast and whole-grain pasta for dinner, with fruit snacks in between, add up to a less healthy diet than one of eggs and bacon, followed by fish. Gary Taubes covered some of the same ground in his excellent 2008 book, Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health. Taubes argued...
  • The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

    05/04/2014 12:04:14 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 132 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/02/2014 | Nina Teicholz
    "Saturated fat does not cause heart disease"—or so concluded a big study published in March in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. How could this be? The very cornerstone of dietary advice for generations has been that the saturated fats in butter, cheese and red meat should be avoided because they clog our arteries. The new study's conclusion shouldn't surprise anyone familiar with modern nutritional science, however. The fact is, there has never been solid evidence for the idea that these fats cause disease. We only believe this to be the case because nutrition policy has been derailed over the...
  • ‘Witch’ Boasts About Human Flesh, Blood Diet

    04/28/2014 4:39:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Nehanda Radio ^ | Apr 28, 2014 | Pamela Shumba
    A suspected witch from Pelandaba caused a stir in Mpopoma suburb, Bulawayo, after she ran out of her “witchcraft powers” and found herself at a stranger’s house. Ellen Khayiya Mpofu, 52, was picked up by police after she invaded Patricia Tshabalala’s house just before 2AM yesterday and claimed that her friends “dumped her”. Dressed in a wrapping scarf with no shoes and holding a plastic bag with pieces of cloth, mysterious objects and some concoctions, Khayiya shocked Mpopoma residents who learnt she found her way into the house through a locked door. Stunned residents thronged the house to catch a...
  • Federal dietary guidelines bring new nanny-state concerns

    04/14/2014 9:24:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 11, 2014 | Doug McKelway
    New federal dietary guidelines are due to come out next year, and critics say early drafts suggest they may represent a new nanny-state intrusion – calling for Internet-based "weigh-ins" and government text messages to overweight people meant to help them shed the pounds. Critics also fear the guidelines, which are subject to revision every five years, may go well beyond nutrition to address the planet’s health, too. At a March 14 meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, committee member Miriam Nelson of Tufts University said: "The question that we're spending the most time on right now is really, what...
  • Minister's bizarre tip in battle to tackle climate change (cut back on eating baked beans)

    04/09/2014 9:10:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 9, 2014 | Matt Chorley
    People should eat fewer baked beans to reduce flatulence which can contribute to global warming, a minister suggested today. Fears were raised about the impact of ‘smelly emissions’ caused by Brits eating more beans than any other country in the world. Climate change minister Lady Verma said it was an ‘important’ issue and urged the public to ‘moderate our behaviour’. Concerns have previously been raised about the effect of methane emissions from cows on global warming. But in the House of Lords today a Labour peer raised questions about the impact of human diet on emmisions. Viscount Simon, 73, a...
  • Mortality risk from obesity is much higher than previously thought

    04/09/2014 7:31:55 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan · 11 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-04-09 | Dr. Harold Mandell
    There has been a growing awareness of the evolving obesity epidemic. It appears that more people than ever are overweight or obese. This problem seems to be primarily associated with poor diets and sedentary lifestyles. It has been known for awhile that being overweight or obese is associated with increased mortality. A new study shows that the mortality risks from such weight problems are worse than previously thought. It has been observed that the high prevalence of disease and associated weight loss which occurs at older ages decreases the validity of prospective cohort studies aimed at examining the association which...
  • The Scoop on Ice Cream Cleanse

    03/30/2014 5:21:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Discovery ^ | MAR 24, 2014 | Sheila M.Eldred
    Coconut cream for breakfast, orange creamsicle for lunch, dark chocolate sea salt for dinner and bee pollen-cinnamon honey for dessert? While the creators tout the benefits from raw honey and raw saturated fat from coconuts -- everything from detoxifying your organs to absorbing nutrients more efficiently -- nutritionists have pointed out that the Kippy’s ice cream cleanse works out to 820 percent of your recommended daily allowance for saturated fat. “There’s inconclusive evidence about the health benefits of the fat from coconut,” nutritionist Keri Gans told Time. “However, it is rich in saturated fat, and saturated fat is linked to...
  • Diet drinks linked with heart disease, death

    03/30/2014 1:04:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 29, 2014 | Maggie Fox
    Women who drink the most diet sodas may also be more likely to develop heart disease and even to die, according to a new study published Saturday. Researchers found women who drank two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular "event," and 50 percent more likely to die, than women who rarely touch such drinks. The findings, being presented at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology, don't suggest that the drinks themselves are killers. But women who toss back too many diet sodas may be trying...
  • Study Questions Fat and Heart Disease Link

    03/18/2014 8:16:42 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 17, 2014 | ANAHAD O'CONNOR
    <p>Many of us have long been told that saturated fat, the type found in meat, butter and cheese, causes heart disease. But a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events.</p>
  • TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau gets 10-year sentence

    03/17/2014 7:08:00 PM PDT · by opentalk · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2014 | MICHAEL TARM
    CHICAGO (AP) - Best-selling author Kevin Trudeau, whose name became synonymous with late-night TV pitches, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for bilking consumers through ubiquitous infomercials for his book, "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About." As he imposed the sentence prosecutors had requested, U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman portrayed the 50-year-old Trudeau as a habitual fraudster going back to his early adulthood. So brazen was Trudeau, the judge said, he once even used his own mother's Social Security number in a scheme. ... defense attorney Tom Kirsch said the harm Trudeau caused...
  • The Fattest States in America

    03/11/2014 10:58:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 03/11/2014 | By Thomas C. Frohlich, Alexander E.M. Hess, Vince Calio and Ashley C. Allen
    Many Americans consider obesity one of the nation’s most important health issues. Many also battle themselves with the problem every day. According to a recent report, 27.1% of all Americans were obese last year, up from 26.2% the year before. While many in the United States continue to struggle with their weight, the problem is more pronounced in the southeastern part of the country. Six of the 10 states with the highest obesity rates last year were located in that part of the country. Mississippi was the fattest state in America, with 35.4% of its residents considered obese. Based on...
  • Meat and cheese may be as bad as smoking

    03/06/2014 10:17:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    USC ^ | March 4, 2014 | Suzanne Wu
    That chicken wing you're eating could be as deadly as a cigarette. In a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades, researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet -- a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking. "There's a misconception that because we all eat, understanding nutrition is simple. But the question is not whether a certain diet allows you to do well for three days, but can it help you survive...
  • High-protein diet ‘as bad for health as smoking’ (USC study)

    03/04/2014 10:40:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM GMT 04 Mar 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    Eating too much protein could be as dangerous as smoking for middle-aged people, a scientific study has found. Research which tracked thousands of adults for nearly 20 years found that people who eat a diet rich in animal protein are four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low protein diet. The risk is nearly as high as the danger of developing cancer by smoking 20 cigarettes each day. […] The US study found that people with a high protein diet were 74 percent more likely to die of any cause within the study period than...
  • Twin Doctors’ Diet Experiment: One Gave Up Sugar, One Gave Up Fat

    01/31/2014 11:51:14 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 | Victoria Taylor
    Sugar vs fat: Chris and Xand Van Tulleken, both 35, spent a month following restrictive fad diets to see if one food group is behind the obesity epidemic.Is a high-fat, low-carb diet better for you than a high-carb, low-fat one? A pair of British brothers set out to end the fat versus sugar debate. Alexander (Xand) Van Tulleken, a senior fellow at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University in New York, and Chris Van Tulleken, a physician at University College Hospital, London, each agreed to stick to a specific diet for one month. Chris followed a super-low-fat...
  • Minnie Driver Coins Latest Bizarre Celeb Diet: I Will Only Eat Animals That I Hate

    01/29/2014 1:33:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Wednesday 29 Jan 2014
    Minnie Driver appears to be creating her own celebrity diet craze of hate-etarianism after explaining she will only eat animals she doesn’t like. The 43-year-old Good Will Hunting actress explained: ‘I’m not a vegan. But I went to a farm school. I used to have a pig. So I can’t eat pigs. And I like lambs, so I can’t eat them. And I used to have to milk cows, so I can’t eat cows. But I don’t mind if anybody else does. And I hate turkeys, so I eat them.’ Meanwhile, the single mum hopes to land a role on...
  • Processed food NOT fat is the real cause of heart disease, claims heart surgeon

    01/29/2014 9:00:04 AM PST · by dennisw · 51 replies
    dailymail ^ | 29 January 2014
    Processed food NOT fat is the real cause of heart disease, claims heart surgeon who says a diet of natural food can even reverse the illness Dr. Dwight Lundell admits prescribing cholesterol-lowering medications, and a low-fat, high-simple carbohydrate diet for two-and-a-half decades was misguided 'These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible,' he writes in an essay that has ignited the Internet He vlaims these foods actively destroy the walls of our blood vessels by causing chronic inflammation, which in turn causes heart disease The cardiac surgeon recommends only eating foods your grandmother, or great-grandmother, would recognise An Arizona...
  • Oreo is coming out with two "new" flavors....(vanity)

    01/24/2014 4:32:02 PM PST · by Doogle · 24 replies
    me ^ | 01/24/14 | me
    Cookie Dough and Marshmallow Crispy next month..... http://www.oreo.com/wonderfilled/#wonderfilled_flavors
  • Hunter-gatherer diet caused tooth decay

    01/12/2014 3:03:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Tuesday, January 7, 2014 | Natural History Museum
    ...The results published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) also suggest tooth decay was more prevalent in earlier societies than previously estimated. The results also suggest that the hunter-gatherer society studied may have developed a more sedentary lifestyle than previously thought, relying on nut harvesting. Dental disease was thought to have originated with the introduction of farming and changes in food processing around 10,000 years ago. A greater reliance on cultivated plant foods, rich in fermentable carbohydrates, resulted in rotting teeth.High level of decayNow, the analysis of 52 adult dentitions from hunter-gatherer skeletons found in a cave...
  • Study: Racism May Accelerate Aging In African-American Men

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (CBSDC) – Accelerated aging and a greater likelihood of suffering from an age-related illness at a younger age are two consequences being linked to African-American men who have experienced high-levels of racism throughout their lives. A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that African-American men who reported high levels of racial discrimination, or who have internalized anti-black attitudes, have an increased risk of premature death and chronic disease than white people. Previous research has documented African-Americans’ shorter life expectancy and greater risk of chronic diseases, but this new study is the first to...
  • Man Loses 40 Pounds On McDonald’s Diet

    01/06/2014 4:10:04 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 20 replies
    WREG Memphis ^ | January 6, 2014 | George Brown
    (Colo, IA) A teacher in Colo, Iowa, decided to eat only at McDonald’s for 90 days to see what it would do to his health. The result turned out to be a good lesson for him and his students. “I can eat any food at McDonald’s I want as long as I’m smart for the rest of the day with what I balance it out with,” said science teacher John Cisna said That was the theory Cisna laid out for three of his students at Colo-Nesco high school this past fall. Ninety days of Mickey D’s for breakfast, lunch and...
  • Social workers take children from families who overfeed them

    01/02/2014 9:36:07 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Express ^ | December 29, 2013 | Matthew Davis
    One child had a BMI measurement of 35, which for a six-foot man would mean weighing 19st. Britain's obesity epidemic, which sees NHS hospitals dealing with 1,000 cases every day, is a reversal of the traditional problem when children were undernourished. Increasingly social workers find youngsters being fed a high-fat, sugary diet, which can be just as bad for their health. The phenomenon is known as "killing with kindness" because the child craves the unhealthy food and a loving parent feels unable to say no. Professionals say they have to make complex decisions in care proceedings and a family's gross...
  • The Food Police

    12/06/2013 6:45:31 AM PST · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    The Riddleblog ^ | December 2, 2013 | Kim Riddlebarger
    So, Rick Warren has a new diet book about to be released. Surprise, surprise, it centers around 40 days of eating healthier. I agree that a healthy diet is very important. I am pretty strict about what I consume, and watch my weight. I exercise regularly, and I strive to control my blood pressure with a low sodium diet. I get it. But why is it that celebrity pastors inevitably feel compelled to mind everybody else's business when it comes to food. For Pete's sake, why do I need Rick Warren to tell me what to eat (actually he has...
  • 'Pregorexia': Extreme dieting while pregnant

    11/30/2013 6:49:08 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | Kelly Wallace
    (CNN) -- Mom-to-be Maggie Baumann knew she most definitely would not be "eating for two." She couldn't. During her first pregnancy, she was extremely preoccupied with just how many calories she consumed and stuck to a very strict exercise routine. "Getting on the scale at the doctor's office was very triggering for me," said Baumann of Newport Beach, California, who is now an eating disorders specialist and trauma therapist who devotes some of her practice to pregnant women and moms suffering from eating disorders. She gained 32 pounds during her first pregnancy, which is very much in line with the...
  • Sweden Becomes First Western Nation to Reject Low-fat Diet Dogma

    11/24/2013 6:50:06 PM PST · by bkopto · 54 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | Nov 24, 2013 | Brian Shilhavy
    Sweden has become the first Western nation to develop national dietary guidelines that reject the popular low-fat diet dogma in favor of low-carb high-fat nutrition advice. The switch in dietary advice followed the publication of a two-year study by the independent Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment. The committee reviewed 16,000 studies published through May 31, 2013. Butter, olive oil, heavy cream, and bacon are not harmful foods. Quite the opposite. Fat is the best thing for those who want to lose weight. And there are no connections between a high fat intake and cardiovascular disease. On Monday, SBU, the...
  • I gave up gluten and here's what happened

    11/18/2013 5:17:41 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 143 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-12-13 | Douglas Brown
    Remember the days, not that long ago, when you never encountered the word “gluten”? Unless you were an ambitious baker, it was a rare word, like threnody, or anchorite. No more. Gluten today is nearly up there with yoga and latte, and way more common than twerk. I know people who do not have celiac disease — if you are one of the 1 percent of Americans who suffer from celiac disease, letting gluten pass between your lips is not an option — who banished gluten from their diets just because, and so do you. They report feeling “so much...
  • Hearing: violence epidemic linked to bad diet

    11/08/2013 7:20:03 AM PST · by Puppage · 62 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 11/08/2013
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- There's been much research on the need for a healthy diet to avoid obesity and heart problems, but a Congressional field hearing in Hartford today heard that bad diet is also causing the epidemic of violence and shootings. The latest research concludes that too many french fries and other heavily processed foods are contributing to the nation's epidemic of violence. "Junk foods make junkie minds," said Capt. Joseph Hibbeln, National Institute of Health. The field hearing heard that too much fast food, coupled with low consumption of fish or fish oil, is contributing to the epidemic...
  • The great gluten-free scam

    11/07/2013 12:14:35 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07 Nov 2013 | Julia Llewellyn Smith
    Once, pasta and bread were store cupboard staples. Now, many of us are replacing them with ‘healthier’ gluten-free foods. But are they really better for us? ... The new ubiquity of gluten-free products certainly makes life much easier for sufferers of coeliac disease, an auto-immune response to wheat where the body believes wrongly that gluten is attacking it... But coeliacs make up only one in 100 of the population ... Nutritionist Ian Marber agrees that yeast, not gluten, may be the real culprit... Marber acknowledges that gluten intolerance does exist, but probably in fewer cases than is generally believed. ......
  • For Mind And Body: Study Finds Mediterranean Diet Boosts Both

    11/05/2013 11:42:24 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | November 05, 2013 | Allison Aubrey
    For all of us nearing middle age, or slogging through it, yes, there is a benefit in eating a Mediterranean-style diet rich in fish, nuts, vegetables and fruit. A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that women who followed this pattern of eating in their 50s were about 40 percent more likely to reach the later decades without developing chronic diseases and memory or physical problems, compared to women who didn't eat as well. Researchers tracked the dietary habits and lifestyles of more than 10,000 women, beginning in late middle age. Every two years, the women...
  • GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists 'Genetically modified foods'.

    11/04/2013 10:55:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 128 replies
    Epoch times ^ | Oct 24, 2013 | Justina Reichel,
    GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists Controversy erupts after World Food Prize awarded to Monsanto By Justina Reichel, Epoch Times | October 24, 2013 In the wake of biotech giants Monsanto and Syngenta being awarded the World Food Prize, a European coalition of scientists is challenging claims that the debate around genetically modified foods is settled and that GM foods are safe. The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, which consists of more than 90 scientists, academics, and physicians, released a statement Monday in response to “sweeping claims” that GM products are safe. “We strongly reject...