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How Sugar—and the Food Industry That Pushes It—May Be Driving the Obesity Epidemic

And one contributor may ... cane-sugar high-fructose corn syrup in the 1970s. At The Guardian, documentary maker Jacques Peretti has written a detailed history of the food industry’s role in populariz... read more

Turns out, diabetes drugs help immune cells in controlling inflammation

They give satiety and improve blood sugar ... of obesity including diabetes, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes Food Check: Eat Apples & Avocados, Junk Most Things White of 6 Next P... read more

How the food industry is conspiring to make you fat

And evidence is mounting that some foods, particularly those high in fat, salt and sugar ... and instead pushes energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods. These are cheap to buy, heavily promoted and, let's f... read more

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Brazil’s Agricultural Heavyweight Status Undermines Food Supply

A week-long nationwide strike by truck drivers, that began on May 21, revealed the precariousness ... mainly for export or for the animal feed industry, which monopolise local lands, driving out crops ... read more


Food and Drink Federation boss says sugar content should be labelled differently

A food industry ... sugar cube as a useful standard measure. Mr Cracknell said he always assumed a teaspoon of sugar was the same as a cube. However, Mr Rycroft said simply: ‘It is not.’ In fact, the ... read more

Scientist pushes boundaries of food sensory research

Susan Duncan will be able to utilize state-of-the-art video technology to study behavior response to food. Anyone who has ever been lured by the call of a dozen fat- and sugar-laden donuts ... and the ... read more

In Defense of Food: Transcript

Michael Pollan: So Anthony may be at risk. David Ludwig, M.D., Director, Optimal Weight for Life: Obesity ... For the food industry, the mandate to reduce fat was an opportunity to sell new products—l... read more

Eat 5 portions of fruits, exercise 30-45 mins daily, and other lifestyle changes for a happy heart

Healthy Food ... sugar minimal which will further help in reducing the risk of heart problems. Body Weight 24 Sep, 2017 Excess body weight is dangerous for the heart. Keep an eye on weight as it eleva... read more

New nutrition label requirements would give consumers more information

Since 2005, the food industry giant says it has improved the health profile of products that account for nearly three-quarters of its U.S. sales. The changes include increased protein, fiber, vitamins ... read more

The UK just announced a tax on sugar — and it’s scary news for Coca-Cola and Pepsi

Osborne said the impetus behind the tax was the growth of childhood obesity ... beverage industry. Before sugar was the target of health advocates, fat was public enemy No. 1. However, as fat was pull... read more

Is the food industry conspiring to make you fat?

Sara FL Kirk and Jessie-Lee McIsaac are professors in health research at Canada's Dalhousie University Here, they explain how marketing is pushing us into an obesity ... The food industry has spent a ... read more

How financial incentives could help tackle Britain's childhood obesity problem

Obesity rates are still increasing and it is clear that a new approach is needed. The UK government needs a system which both encourages families to make healthier lifestyle choices, and creates finan... read more



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