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The Church that’s Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity weight loss church club
Published June 8, 2015

Dr. Erica Thompson realised the importance of preventing type 2 diabetes when she saw one of its scariest complications: amputation.


How the sugar industry shapes public health

Sugar industry
Published March 17, 2015

Hidden documents reveal how the sugar industry influenced public health policy in the ’60s and ’70s, suppressing important research into sugar consumption and tooth decay. In the late ’60s and early ’70s, tooth decay was a big health problem. Research showed that refined ...


Reduced sugar in diet and soda tax proposed by federal panel

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Published February 20, 2015
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The new report from the federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is in and it makes for pretty alarming reading. Sugar consumption is a key culprit in why the American diet has been cited “devastating” by the panel, which convenes every five years. Recommendations in sugar reduction have ...


Should warning labels be put on soda?

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Published November 25, 2014
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Do you know the risks of drinking soda? Not according to New York State Assemblyman Karim Camara, who has suggested that sugary drinks should, like cigarettes, come with a warning label identifying the associated risks. It’s a move calculated to improve the state of education regarding ...

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