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Is Sugar Killing Us? – WSJ

Is Sugar Killing Us?

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Experts warn that it may have an outsize role in causing obesity and diabetes-thus increasing the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease At the risk of being a Grinch, the Christmas season is a pretty good time to consider the possibility that sugar is killing us.

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Victory For Teicholz In Battle Of Butter | FoodMed.net

VICTORY FOR TEICHOLZ IN BATTLE OF BUTTER

By Marika Sboros US investigative journalist Nina Teicholz calls it “a victory for science.” South African scientist Tim Noakes says it proves that one person can “change the world.” I say it’s a decisive defeat for medical, scientific and dietetic establishments in their ongoing war against the critics.

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Americans Blame Obesity on Willpower, Despite Evidence It’s Genetic – The New York Times

Via NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists

Obesity affects one third of Americans. And even though research proves it is caused by interactions between the environment and genetics, three-quarters of a new survey’s participants still think it results from a lack of willpower. “It’s frustrating to see doctors and the general public stigmatize patients with obesity and blame these patients, ascribing attributes of laziness or lack of willpower,” says obesity researcher Donna Ryan. “We would never treat patients with alcoholism or any chronic disease this way.”

Americans Blame Obesity on Willpower, Despite Evidence It’s Genetic

Americans believe that obesity is the biggest health threat in the nation today – bigger even than cancer. But though scientific research shows that diet and exercise are insufficient solutions, a large majority say fat people should be able to summon the willpower to lose weight on their own.

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Exercise Is ADHD Medication – The Atlantic

To heck with this helping kids (just kidding) I hope this can help me.

Exercise Is ADHD Medication

Mental exercises to build (or rebuild)attention span have shown promise recently as adjuncts or alternatives to amphetamines in addressing symptoms common to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Building cognitive control, to be better able to focus on just one thing, or single-task, might involve regular practice with a specialized video game that reinforces “top-down” cognitive modulation, as was the case in a popular paper in Nature last year.

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Why Most People Are Wrong About Injuries and Pain – SimpliFaster Blog

Why Most People Are Wrong About Injuries and Pain – SimpliFaster

Although we grow up believing that injuries and pain are closely linked, this is not always the case. Various studies between tissue damage and pain show that we can have one without the other. Pain, it turns out, is a relatively complex problem, relying on environmental context and a host of other factors.

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Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research

On Facebook David Ludwig, M.D., PhD wrote:

An exposé in JAMA Internal Medicine shows how the sugar industry corrupted the scientific debate on heart disease, leading to a focus on reducing fat intake while ignoring sugar. It’s time to insulate food policy from industry manipulation – in government and professional nutrition associations!

and then linked to:

Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research

In the 1950s, disproportionately high rates of coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in American men led to studies of the role of dietary factors, including cholesterol, phytosterols, excessive calories, amino acids, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals in influencing CHD risk.

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How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat – The New York Times

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to downplay the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show.

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Is MSG Bad for You? – Reactions

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Science Confirms It: Carbs Don’t Make You Fat | DietVsDisease.org

Johan (Joe) Leech a clinical dietitian and nutrition writer who publishes at DietvsDisease.org and can be found on FaceBook at DietVsDisease talks about the science that calls into question the idea that carbs will make you fat.

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Should you take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin for pain? Here’s what the evidence says. – Vox

Should you take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin for pain? Here’s what the evidence says.

Welcome to Dear Julia, a weekly column where readers can submit everyday health questions on anything from the science of hangovers to the mysteries of back pain. Julia Belluz will sift through the research and consult with experts in the field to figure out how science can help us live happier and healthier lives.

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