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

Food as Reward, Love and Valentine’s Day
Food as Reward

Food as Reward, Love and Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow and thoughts turn to love.  That love is often expressed as food and this Valentine’s Day consumers will spend $1.6 billion on sweets.   What’s not so sweet is the impact this has on a nation already struggling with so much diet-related disease.  How loving is it to continue expressing love with chocolate, cake and … Continue reading