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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Scientists have discovered that a molecule in pomegranates, transformed by microbes in the gut, enables muscle cells to protect themselves against one of the major causes of aging. In animals, the effect is nothing short of amazing. Clinical trials are underway.
It is both puzzling and shocking that doctors aren’t taught nutrition in medical school. That they don’t routinely ask patients what they are eating that is keeping them fat and sick. It’s as if the medical powers that be (who are wedded to the pharmaceutical model) don’t want doctors to know food can be the most powerful, safest medicine or slowest poison.
A lack of clarity around the issue of nutrition science is problematic for the food and beverage industry and must be addressed, says Pamela Bailey, president and CEO of the US's Grocery Manufacturers' Association.
Mothers' milk guides the development of neonates' gut microbiota, nourishing a very specific bacterial population that protects the child. Now a team of researchers has identified the compound in the milk that supplies this nourishment, and has shown that it can be obtained from cow's milk, which could result in using cow's milk as a prebiotic for infants.
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