Category Archives: diet

To salt or not to salt? Weighing the evidence to set policy

By Len Maniace First some fun facts on sodium in our diet: * Experts estimate that Americans on average consume more than three times the sodium than was typical of prehistoric humans. * Only about 5 percent of the sodium … Continue reading

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Reported: A health advance in Mexico that’s eluded us

A fascinating story on how Mexico is dealing with obesity and the junk food that’s implicated in this epidemic sweeping that nation and ours. Mexico enacted a junk food tax that goes beyond the soda tax approved by New York … Continue reading

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Reported: All calories are not alike

From today‚Äôs Times’ Week in Review section, a piece by David S. Ludwig and Mark I. Friedman: more research saying processed foods that feature simple sugars and carbohydrates are the culprit behind why so many of us are overweight. Another … Continue reading

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