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  • Krispy Kreme giving free doughnuts to health care workers during COVID-19 outbreak

    03/27/2020 3:45:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 3/26/20
    Krispy Kreme is thanking the country's health care community, friends and neighbors the best way it knows how: with free doughnuts. Krispy Kreme is offering health care workers dozens of its original glazed doughnuts for free every Monday from March 30 – National Doctors’ Day – through National Nurses Week (May 6-12). Just go to a Krispy Kreme drive-thru, tell them what you need and show your employer badge to pick up some free doughnuts on the way to work for you and your colleagues, or maybe a free dozen on your way home to family after a long shift.
  • Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges in Chile After New Food Law

    02/13/2020 5:31:02 PM PST · by devane617 · 28 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 02/13/2020 | Andrew Jacobs
    Four years after Chile embraced the world’s most sweeping measures to combat mounting obesity, a partial verdict on their effectiveness is in: Chileans are drinking a lot fewer sugar-laden beverages, according to study published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine.
  • Addicted To Sugar? This Doctor Says It's 'The New Tobacco'

    01/14/2020 11:27:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 99 replies
    WBUR ^ | January 13, 2020 | Robin Young, Chris Bentley, Kathleen McKenna. Allison Hagan
    Caffeine and sugar are two well-known ingredients in Coca-Cola — but many soda drinkers may not realize the fizzy beverage also contains salt. But why add salt into a sugary drink? To make consumers thirsty and ready to buy more, says Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. “They know what they're doing. Do you have to put salt in Coke?” he says. “The fact is, you don't have to put salt in soda. So this is by design.” This is part of what Lustig calls “the Coca-Cola conspiracy” and it’s contributing a...
  • Science Says Doing This One Thing Can Lead to Holiday Depression

    12/14/2019 10:47:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    msn ^ | 12/14/2019 | Diana Bruk
    "Alcohol is basically pure calories, pure energy, non-nutritive and super toxic at high doses," study co-author Stephen Ilardi, PhD, an associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Kansas, said in a statement. "Sugars are very similar. We're learning when it comes to depression, people who optimize their diet should provide all the nutrients the brain needs and mostly avoid these potential toxins." This is especially true for those who are prone to seasonal depression, which affects approximately half a million Americans. As with drinking several glasses of wine, eating a box of cookies might provide a temporary feeling...
  • NASA Finds Sugar Molecules Essential to Life in Meteorites That Crashed to Earth

    11/25/2019 11:07:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | November 25, 2019 Updated: November 25, 2019 | By Katabella Roberts
    An international team of scientists at NASA have found sugar molecules on two different meteorites, the agency announced on Nov. 19. The new discovery adds to the growing list of biologically important compounds that have been found in meteorites and supports the theory that chemical reactions in asteroids can play an important role in creating and supporting life, the space agency said in a statement. Researchers said they discovered “ribose and other bio-essential sugars” in the extraterrestrial rock, adding that ribose is a “crucial component of RNA (ribonucleic acid)”—essential for the regulation and expression of genes. “In much of modern...
  • How the Government Made You Fat

    09/23/2019 11:40:08 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 115 replies
    PragerU ^ | 9/23/2019 | Bret Scher
    How is it that ever since the government began telling us what to eat, we have gotten fatter and sicker? In 1977, when the government first set dietary guidelines, the average American male weighed 170 pounds. He now weighs 197. It’s not any better for women —145 to 170. And you don’t need an academic study to know the same thing is happening to kids. Just look around. The weight gain has real-life consequences: the percentage of Americans diagnosed with type 2 diabetes—a condition that can lead to severe medical issues—has risen from 2% in 1977 to over 9% in...
  • Research Reveals How Sugar CAUSES Cancer

    08/03/2019 3:55:13 AM PDT · by Windflier · 65 replies
    Collective Evolution ^ | July 20, 2019 | Staff
    Hospitals feed cancer patients sugar and high carbohydrate diets for a simple reason: they are abysmally ignorant of the role of nutrition in health and disease — hence their burgeoning growth, packed rooms, and ‘return customers.’ Even though the science itself shows – at least since the mid-20’s with Otto Warburg’s cancer hypothesis — that tumors prefer to utilize sugar fermentation to produce energy rather than the much more efficient oxygen-based phosphorylation* – hospitals have actually invited corporations like McDonald’s to move into their facilities to ‘enhance’ their patient’s gustatory experience, presumably to provide comfort and take the edge off...
  • What Brexit and the EU Can Teach Us About Trade

    07/13/2019 6:09:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 13, 2019 | Andrew Langer
    The headline in Salon blared, “Fourth of July's ugly truth exposed: The Declaration of Independence is sexist, racist, prejudiced,” leading Commentary editor Noah Rothman to tweet out, “So woke, you’re on George III’s side.”But it must be difficult for the left to figure out how to square Great Britain, be it post-American Revolution or post-Brexit, since when you look deeply, you realize the that Britons had to face some tough realities—navigating Brexit being the latest. There were twin circumstances driving the decision of a majority of Britons to leave the EU—circumstances that the United States is grappling with too: immigration,...
  • A small glass of juice or soda a day is linked to increased risk of cancer, study finds

    07/11/2019 7:09:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/11/2019 | By Nina Avramova
    There's more bad news for fans of sugary drinks such as soda and fruit juice. A new study has linked drinking just a small glass of a sugary drink per day -- 100 ml, about a third of a typical can of soda -- to an 18% increase in overall cancer risk and a 22% increase in risk for breast cancer. The research, which looked at more than 100,000 French adults, links consumption of sugary drinks to an increased risk of some cancers. This follows a recent study linking sugary beverage consumption to greater risk of premature death. "The results...
  • What made humans 'the fat primate'?

    06/27/2019 10:54:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 85 replies ^ | 06/26/2019 | Robin A. Smith, Duke University
    While other primates have less than 9% body fat, a healthy range for humans is anywhere from 14% to 31%. Using a technique called ATAC-seq, they scanned each species' genome for differences in how their fat cell DNA is packaged. Normally most of the DNA within a cell is condensed into coils and loops and tightly wound around proteins, such that only certain DNA regions are loosely packed enough to be accessible to the cellular machinery that turns genes on and off. The researchers identified roughly 780 DNA regions that were accessible in chimps and macaques, but had become more...
  • Neotame Market Analysis, Trends, Forecast, 2017 – 2027

    05/30/2019 12:29:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger ^ | May 28, 2019 | B. Abishek
    Neotame Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012 – 2016 and Opportunity Assessment; 2017 – 2027 Neotame is an artificial sweetener with off-white to white powder and an intensely sweet taste. Neotame is manufactured from 3,3 –dimethylbutyraldehyde and aspartame. Neotame purification and isolation is carried out by distillation of a portion of the methanol followed by addition of water. Neotame comes in the second generation of artificial sweetener followed by sucralose. Neotame delivers great taste and enhances flavors when used as a sweetener. However, neotame clean, sweet taste like sugar is used in small amount to sweeten foods and beverage. This is...
  • Is high-fructose corn syrup worse than regular sugar? [HFCS]

    05/30/2019 11:03:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 99 replies
    Popular Science ^ | May 13, 2019 | By Sara Chodosh
    Many of us believe some kinds of sugar are somehow healthier. High-fructose corn syrup has been a scapegoat for American obesity for the past decade and a half, so you might be surprised to learn that sugar and honey both have more fructose than high-fructose corn syrup. Let’s break down the numbers here. Despite its misleading name, the most commonly used form of HFCS only has 42 percent fructose in comparison to table sugar’s 50 percent. Honey, the beloved natural sweetener, has 49 percent. Standard corn syrup doesn’t have any fructose because it’s 100 percent glucose, which explains how HFCS...
  • A Trip Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Sprawling, Embattled Compound in Hawaii

    03/09/2019 12:41:49 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 47 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Saturday, March 9, 2019 | Michelle Broder Van Dyke
    Pila'a, Kauai -- Last Sunday morning, more than a dozen cars were parked along a six-foot wall built around Mark Zuckerberg's vast retreat on the northeast corner of Kauai, a small, remote Hawaiian island that's home to 70,000 people. The gate, which is almost always locked shut, was open, so you could walk right past the Facebook-blue sign that reads "PRIVATE PROPERTY Thank you for not trespassing." The lava rock wall, which Zuckerberg started building in 2016, inflamed some of his neighbors. It's built on a bluff a mile from the ocean and now stretches for nearly a mile along...
  • Nostalgia and the American Dream Aren't Airy Fantasies

    01/29/2019 9:01:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 29, 2019 | Salena Zito
    BRYAN, Ohio -- When the New England Confectionery Co. filed for bankruptcy in Boston last spring, there was such an immediate and deep sense of loss across the country that folks took to local stores and Amazon to claim a piece of yet another what-used-to-be. Necco Wafers, its signature product, had been part of Americana since before the Civil War. In fact, the company said the sugary, chalky wafers were a favorite of soldiers because the confection didn't melt, and that they were consumed by Union soldiers on the battlefield during the Civil War and by GIs during World War...
  • How Sugar Subsidies Ruin Halloween

    10/31/2018 6:36:12 PM PDT · by TBP · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2017 | "Andrew Creepton"
    This Halloween while you're getting pudgy from candy,crony capitalists are getting rich off sugar subsidies.
  • Bitter taste for Cuba as it imports sugar for the first time

    10/25/2018 8:44:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Sugar: it’s so quintessentially Cuban that even a young, machete-wielding Fidel Castro used to hack away at the cane stalks vital to the Caribbean island’s economy. Now, the long-time world leader in sugar production is importing the stuff for the first time, and in large amounts, from France after another bad harvest. Sugar used to account for the vast majority of Cuba’s exports. But the fall of its big brother, the Soviet Union — a key, hungry customer — changed everything, as did a lack of investment in seeds, fertilizer and pesticides. To wit: in the early 1990s, Cuba produced...
  • RE: If you eat THIS, you're growing deadly tumors!

    05/19/2018 6:49:30 AM PDT · by JimRed · 139 replies
    email inbox ^ | today | unknown
    Are you literally FEEDING cancer cells by putting this one food on your dinner plate? This is important. You must stop eating this food today or you could be growing cancer cells. Now here's where it gets really interesting... As soon as you STOP eating it, the opposite happens: Cancer cells STARVE to death -- and die out by the thousands. Skeptical? See the proof here.
  • Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

    03/14/2018 9:27:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | March 14, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    There are a couple of important economic lessons that the American people should learn. I'm going to title one "the seen and unseen" and the other "narrow well-defined large benefits versus widely dispersed small costs." These lessons are applicable to a wide range of government behavior, but let's look at just two examples. Last week, President Donald Trump enacted high tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. Why in the world would the U.S. steel and aluminum industries press the president to levy heavy tariffs? The answer is simple. Reducing the amounts of steel and aluminum that hit our shores...
  • How Sugar Subsidies Ruin Halloween

    10/31/2017 1:31:57 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    Reason TV ^ | "Andrew Creepton"
    ReasonTV released a new video on Monday regarding the way the government regulates the sugar industry. While such an issue may seem peripheral or even irrelevant in light of numerous other problems the United States faces today, the way in which the federal government regulates and subsidizes sugar is a microcosm of a much more insidious system that permeates Washington D.C. — cronyism. Sugar is just one industry that is tightly controlled. Cronyists in Washington waste taxpayer dollars on subsidies for numerous other industries like solar power, oil, dairy, corn, and manufacturing. Here are some other sugary nuggets from ReasonTV’s...
  • Breakthrough Finding: How Sugar Fuels Cancer Growth

    10/19/2017 2:13:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 10:18 AM | Nick Tate  
    The findings, reported in the journal Nature Communications, help unravel what has been a scientific mystery to medical researchers – precisely how sugar makes tumors grow faster. The new understanding could help lead to new ways to combat cancer, through diet and other modifications of sugar intake. The research team – led by Johan Thevelein, Wim Versées and Veerle Janssens – have been studying sugar’s link to cancer for nearly a decade. They, and other scientists, have determined tumor cells grow by rapidly breaking down glucose (a form of sugar) – a phenomenon known as the “Warburg effect.” But the...