February 28, 2013

Obesity Not the #1 Villain?

1 Study Suggests Sugar Causes Diabetes

A newly-published study that analyzed the rates of diabetes and the consumption of sugar in 175 countries for the last ten years and controlled for poverty, aging, total calories, obesity, general diet and many other variables, found a consistent link between the amount of sugar in a nation's diet and its prevalence of diabetes. Among their findings: the more sugar is available to a population, the more diabetics there are; when the national sugar intake lessens, so does the national diabetes rate; the longer a population has been consuming a lot of sugar, the more diabetics it has; and individuals who are heavy sugar users are more likely to develop diabetes. The links held for both cane sugar and HFCS. Some health experts now suggest that sugar, not obesity per se, causes diabetes.

More at Opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Diabetes Doubles the Rate of Hearing Loss

Tags: Causes of Diabetes, Diabetes, Preventing Diabetes, Diabetes and Sugar, Diabetes and Obesity

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Valentine's Day Burrito Assault

2 Assault Charges for Using Taco Bell Burrito

A 36-year-old man, Erik Brown, has been charged with assault after flinging a burrito onto the face of a 16-year-old boy in Tampa, Florida. Time reports that the boy had been arguing with his mother on Valentine's Day when his brother-in-law threw the Taco Bell entree at him. The boy wasn't injured, but he did end up with meat, sauce and cheese all over his face. However, all is not harmless since Brown threatened to "take care" of the boy after being released from jail. According to Time, Brown's court date is set for March 20.

More at Time | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Assault Charges Taco Bell Burrito, Erik Brown, Tampa Burrito Throwing, Weird Assault Charges, Valentine's Day Burrito Assault

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Avoid This Easter Treat

3 Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs Recalled

Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs have been recalled for potential for salmonella contamination. The voluntary recall has been initiated in response to routine testing. The recalled product is packaged in white egg crates with green, yellow and purple lettering. They were distributed to stores located in sections of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The recalled eggs show a best buy date of February 14, 2014. The unit UPC of the recalled product is 075186157978. Shoppers should destroy or return the recalled candy. Zachary Confections Customer Service may be reached at (765) 654-8356.

More at FDA | Hat tip to NBC | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Easter Candy Recall, Zachary Chocolate Marshmallow Egg Recall, Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs, Zachary Confections Recall

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