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    If you're new to this site, please read this post first. It explains how the site is organised and how to gain access to participate. ...
    Published on 31st August 2015 07:12 PM
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    What people really eat in the Mediterranean

    Back from holiday and it seems fitting to cover The Mediterranean Diet, as we've been indulging in it for the past 8 days – as I have done so for many months during my lifetime.

    The Mediterranean diet has been heralded as the role model global diet since Ancel Keys did The Seven Countries Study (Ref 1). Keys studied seven carefully chosen countries (he had data for approximately 20 countries from a 1953 study that he had done (Ref 2), so he knew which countries would best prove his theory of a relationship between cholesterol levels and heart disease. *There were 16 cohorts (different regions) studied within the seven countries. The former Yugoslavia, for example, accounted for five cohorts; Italy had three; Finland, Greece and Japan each had two regions reviewed and The Netherlands and the USA had just one.

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    Dr Ann Childers: Stone-Age Body, Space Age Diet Nutrition metabolism & mental health. To view full screen, just click the little icon at the bottom right hand corner of the video

    Published on 24th August 2015 10:10 AM
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    How deeply invested Coca-Cola is with the exercise message

    The last couple of weeks have seen Coca-Cola in the news quite a bit (and many thanks to my friend Simon Wiltshire for finding some great links on this saga). Coca-Cola has been having a tough time recently. This summer’s business news reported that revenues for the past year (2014) were down $2 billion from 2012 figures (although what’s a couple of billion when you’re still getting $46 billion?!)

    The exposé

    It looks like the NY Times was the first newspaper to break the latest story. Anahad O'Connor was the journalist who reported that Coca-Cola was funding ‘scientists’ to reiterate the message to focus on exercise, and not calorie intake, in the war on obesity.


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