Archive for September, 2012

Cancer Connection to 9/11 Dust Is No Surprise

When the doctor diagnosed me with kidney cancer this past spring, I wasn’t surprised, not one bit. I had known it was coming for nearly 11 years.




On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I watched from my living room window as terrorists drove the second plane into the south tower of the World Trade Center. I will never forget how the plane disintegrated into the side of the building … Read the rest of this article here »

AMA Supports Fat Taxes, Large Soda Bans

September 22, 2012 No Comments » ABC News

Taxing or limiting the serving sizes of high calorie junk food may sound like the perfect weapon in the war against obesity, but it seems to have backfired in at least one instance. 


Last week, the Danish government announced plans to scrap the tax it instituted just last year on foods high in saturated fats. The reason for the decision: Businesses are bleeding jobs and profits because Danes are crossing the German border to buy their sinful snacks more cheaply.

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Weight and Taste Are Linked, Study Says

The secret to avoiding weight gain may be residing on the top of your tongue. According to a new German study, obese children have less sensitive taste buds than kids of normal weight, and that may drive them to eat more.



This isn’t the first study to look at the connection between taste ability and weight. Previous research has suggested that people with a heightened sensitivity to the various taste sensations tend to eat less, possibly because they get more flavor in every bite, while people who overindulge simply may not taste food as keenly as others do….

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