Sweden's youngsters aren't eating well, a study from Sweden's National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket) has found. In fact, just one in ten eats the recommended fruit and vegetable intake of 500 grammes a day, the study found. While young Swedes are actually eating less candy, soda, and snacks than they were in the last study of its kind in 2003, the sweet stuff still makes up 17 percent of their calorie intake. They're also eating more meat and charcuterie than is healthy for both themselves and the environment, the study said. Anna Karin Lindroos, a nutritionist at Livsmedelsverket, said some teens were eating "a worrying amount" of junk food. "Candy, cakes, snacks and soda is taking the place of normal food, which can lead to a lack of important nutrients," she said in a statement. The study found that children who have parents with low levels of education were more likely to be overweight or obsese. These children were also less … [Read more...] about Young Swedes eating too much junk food: study
Cornell University researcher Brian Wansink is famous for his studies of eating behavior, but in recent months, evidence has piled up that challenges his research. Now, the latest voice claiming to be a victim is... Joy of Cooking. Yes, the legendary cookbook that has been published since 1936. In 2009, Wansink and his team reviewed seven editions of Joy of Cooking to conclude that the recipes were increasing in both calorie count and portion size. They implied that the well-known cookbook, and not just fatty restaurant meals, was responsible for growing obesity rates. In a tweetstorm this week, the Joy of Cooking Twitter account claimed that Wansink’s analysis was unfair. For example, Wansink choose to analyze only 18 out of the hundreds of recipes that have remained in the cookbook over the years, and he didn’t account for the addition of “healthy” chapters like salads, grains, and vegetables. Additionally, the account claimed, the study included recipes that … [Read more...] about Joy of Cooking: We’re a victim of bad food science from Brian Wansink
From single pills providing a day's nutrition to bubblegum that serves you a three-course dinner, bite-sized food replacements have been present in fiction for a long time. And the fuss all started with suffragette.When the American Press Association called for futuristic visions of America as the country geared up for the 1893 World's Fair, Mary Elizabeth Lease answered the call. Lease, a popular feminist orator, imagined that humans would have long since turned to synthetic food by 1993, freeing women from kitchen duties. She imagined hassle-free pills, though I'm sure she'd be just as proud to see us all freeing ourselves from kitchen duties by living on frozen dinners and takeout.Food innovations have created every manner of better eating through chemistry. But why don't we have food pills, which would solve everything from world hunger to messy kitchens and mealtime rush? Pills just aren't up to the task. Today there are pills to provide the vitamins we need, which leaves just the … [Read more...] about Why Don’t We Have Food Replacement Pills?
posted on 23 Oct 2014, 14:34 0 1. tedkord (Posts: 15821; Member since: 17 Jun 2009) Well, that doesn't make any sense. IOS users are all super affluent. Right? posted on 23 Oct 2014, 14:35 3 2. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4937; Member since: 04 Mar 2010) Or how about I just boycott the companies that do this? posted on 23 Oct 2014, 15:04 0 8. Mxyzptlk (unregistered) http://goo.gl/hChAQ6 posted on 23 Oct 2014, 15:49 2 12. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4937; Member since: 04 Mar 2010) Was that a shot at iOS when I posted? No it wasn't. But the only way to stop this kind of activity is to speak with your wallet, ass. 14. Mxyzptlk (unregistered) Did I say anything about it being a shot at iOS? 15. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4937; Member since: 04 Mar 2010) Your post was meant to convey I was whining, and since the article's main point was that iOS was getting special treatment, it's not a big leap. My point was I'm not in favor of anyone getting special treatment, no matter what … [Read more...] about Comments for : WSJ: Study shows that Travelocity gives iOS users a cheaper price
LiveScience for LiveScience 2014-01-01 03:30:54 UTC Follow @LiveScience In the publish-or-perish world of academia, the pressure can be intense for scientists to get their work out in front of peers and to secure more funding for further research — so much so that, well, let's just say mistakes can happen. Some mistakes are innocent, such as an accidental mislabeling of data or images that leads the researchers to an erroneous conclusion. Other mistakes reflect a serious lapse in ethics or common sense. Mistakes often result in a scientific retraction, a public removal of the flawed paper from publication. A private, U.S.-based blog called Retraction Watch keeps track of such retractions, which seem to be on the rise these days. Below are five of the more curious retractions from 2013, culled from more than 100 listed on the Retraction Watch blog. 5. Anesthesiologists forget paper was already published General anesthesia pertains to a temporary, total loss of sensation and … [Read more...] about Oh, Never Mind: Top 5 Retracted Science Studies of 2013