Sugar, Diabetes and Whack-a-mole
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Sugar, Diabetes and Whack-a-mole

Dr. Robert Lustig’s groundbreaking study linking sugar and diabetes should motivate all parents to up their game of junk food whack-a-mole. The researchers found that in countries where the incidence of diabetes went up, the availability of sugar had increased earlier and in roughly the same proportion. By establishing a dose-response relationship, the study allows researchers to infer that … Continue reading

Should KY Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Soda?
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Should KY Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Soda?

Here’s the story behind South Carolina’s food stamp soda ban proposal. The founder of Louie’s Kids has been fighting obesity “one child at a time” — as his group’s motto says — for 12 years through summer camp scholarships, health club memberships, exercise groups and more. When Yuhasz co-chaired December’s “Conquering Tri-County’s Obesity Epidemic” meeting, he … Continue reading

Cigarettes and Soda: Ruthless Bioweapons
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Cigarettes and Soda: Ruthless Bioweapons

For the third year in a row, I spent Valentine’s Day at the Kentucky State Capitol advocating for heart health.  This year I joined several hundred at a rally for the Smoke Free Kentucky bill which would make all workplaces and public buildings in Kentucky smoke-free.  I met with my representative and shared the story of my grandmother’s smoking.  When she was … Continue reading