“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of July 29- August 5 2012!”
Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!
Fewer U.S. Students Buy Sodas, Sports Drinks Still a Problem
“Half as many U.S. adolescents as in 2006 can still buy high-calorie sodas in schools, but other sugary beverages remain easily available onsite, a survey showed.” READ MORE
‘Butter Flavoring’ linked to harmful brain process, Alzheimer’s
GMOs Cause Animals to Lose their Ability to Reproduce, Russian Scientists Discover
Splenda soon to unleash ‘Nectresse’ – Here’s what you need to know about this new ‘natural’ sweetener
Alzheimer’s is really just ‘type-3’ diabetes, new research shows
“Emerging research on the widespread degenerative brain disease known as Alzheimer’s suggests that this prevalent form of dementia is actually a type of diabetes. Published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, a recent study out of Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) confirms that Alzheimer’s is marked by brain insulin resistance and corresponding inflammation, a condition that some researchers are now referring to as type-3 diabetes.” READ MORE.
The Food Companies Spending the Most to Hide the Facts
“Surveys repeatedly show that more than 90 percent of Americans want genetically modified (GM) foods labeled. That overwhelming majority of the public wants to know if it’s eating ingredients derived from lab-created plants that have been genetically modified to resist (and sometime even create their own) toxic pesticides, withstand drought, or produce higher yields.” READ MORE
7 Crazy Things Pesticides Are Doing to Your Body
“Agrochemicals, home bug sprays, and lawn treatments could be causing chronic illness in your family.” READ MORE
Are GMOs Making You Fat?
“Genetically modified foods may be playing a bigger role in America’s obesity epidemic than we previously believed.” READ MORE
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