May 15, 2013

Promoting Tourism or Obesity?

1 TourismOhio Partners with McDonald’s, Coke

TourismOhio has partnered with McDonald’s and Coke to promote tourism to the state, one of the fattest in the nation. The organization steers visitors to McDonald’s and explicitly states that in order to receive various discounts at Ohio tourist spots, they need to purchase a large 30 ounce Coke. "Our partnership with TourismOhio and Coca-Cola is an extension of our commitment to providing a great overall experience for our customers," said Shirley Rogers-Reece, vp and general manager, McDonald's Ohio Region. "In addition to quality food and beverages, this promotion allows McDonald's to provide our guests with an added value they won't find at other restaurants." Speaking of added value, that drink, just two ounces shy of a litre, contains 280 calories and 19 teaspoons of sugar.

More at Www.weightymatters.ca | Hat tip to www.finance.yahoo.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: McDonald's Introduces New, Very Fatty Meal

Tags: Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Soft Drinks, TourismOhio, Coke, Obesity and Fast Food, Obesity and Soft Drinks, Shirley Rogers-Reece

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Diabetics Could Benefit

2 Marijuana Use Improves Blood Sugar Control

Current marijuana users in a recent study had significantly lower fasting insulin levels, and they were less likely to be insulin resistant, found researchers. Published in American Journal of Medicine, the research findings also revealed significant associations between smaller waist circumferences and marijuana use. Current marijuana users in the study had 16 percent lower fasting insulin levels compared to those who don't use the drug. The findings held even when participants with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus were excluded. Around 4.6 million people in the U.S. smoke marijuana daily or almost daily, and there are an estimated 17.4 million current marijuana users in the U.S.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Wrigley Suspends Sales of New Caffeine Gum

Tags: National Health and Nutrition Survey, Advantages Regular Marijuana Use, The American Journal of Medicine, Diabetic Control, How Improve Blood Sugar Control

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