October 26, 2012

Or Maybe Vice Versa

1 Fruit and Veggie Eaters Are Happier People

According to Dartmouth University researchers, people who eat healthy amounts of fruits and vegetables are notably happier than those who skip veggies, and personal feelings of well being and life satisfaction increase with each serving of produce consumed per day. The study, which analyzed the diets of 80,000 people, found that those who ate eight or more servings per day rated themselves an average 1/4 point happier, on a scale of one to ten, than those eating essentially none, although the increased happiness seems to level off with further servings. Happiness has been found to be linked with some biological characteristics, such as a lower pulse rate, but whether produce contributes to positive feelings or happy people simply eat more fruit and veggies has yet to be researched.

More at Washingtonpost.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: inferior Produce Sold in Low-income Neighborhoods

Tags: Fruit and Vegetables, Vegetables, Vegetarians, Diet and Happiness, Vegetarians and Happiness, Food and Good Feelings

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Doctors Paid, Studies Edited

2 Medtronic Influenced Studies on Infuse

After reviewing over 5000 pages of documents, a U.S. Senate Committee has found that Medtronic paid around 210 million dollars to doctors to conduct and author studies on Infuse and heavily edited the journal articles but did not disclose this in the articles. Infuse is a genetically engineered protein designed to be used in spinal surgeries in place of a bone graft from the pelvis. Medtronic said Infuse was the better technique which was not true and none of the 13 studies sponsored by the company reported any side effects. Medtronic denies allegations of influencing studies and did not agree with the way the payments to physicians were described. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Infuse for use in 2002, and in 2011 it brought in approximately 800 million dollars in sales.

More at Yahoo! Reuters | Posted 5 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Dozens of Human Heads Seized at Airport

Tags: Medtronic, Infuse, U.S. Senate Committee, Company Sponsored Scientific Studies, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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