Obesity in South Africa has hit epidemic proportions. But while the science is clear about the extent of our expanding waist lines, it is not as easy to quantify the why. HEALTH-E NEWS investigates....
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It is widely accepted that cholesterol lowering is healthful per se. Research by well known UK obesity scientist, Zoë Harcombe, and Julien S Baker challenges this view, with particular reference to plant sterols that over the past decade or so that have been lauded as a natural, cholesterol-busting wonder ingredient, and can be found in several premium-price margarines, milk products and yoghurts.
An increasing number of in Britain are being caused by undercooked chicken livers. This increase has occurred at the same time as some celebrity chefs are advocating cooking livers for only a short period, recommending that the livers be served pink in the middle.
It seems that the only thing we truly know about the standard obesity treatment is that it fails.” Here's an enlightening conversation between two leading US obesity experts, Dr David Ludwig and Dr David Perlmutter.
It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don't. Less startling was how it came about. The paper, it turns out, was funded by a US trade association representing candy makers. The Associated Press investigates how marketers are shaping nutrition science...
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