Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research

The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show. The New York Time: How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by a researcher at the […]

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Why Calorie Counts Are All Wrong

Digestion is far too messy a process to accurately convey in neat numbers. The counts on food labels can differ wildly from the calories you actually extract, for many reasons. Scientific American: Science Reveals Why Calorie Counts Are All Wrong Almost every packaged food today features calorie counts in its label. Most of these counts […]

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Briefly Standing, or Being Active, Reduces Blood Sugar

The researchers studied overweight or obese adults who wore continuous blood sugar monitors and blood pressure monitors during their regular, mostly-sitting eight-hour workday. One week later, participants gradually replaced some of that sitting time with standing, in intervals of 10 to 30 minutes for a total of two and half hours per day. Scientific American: […]

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