Foodfacts.com has learned that, starting the first day of school in 2011 students in Windsor, Ontario, Canada will face a total ban on the sale of candy, chocolate, pop, fries and energy drinks on school property, the province has announced. (more…)
Vanderbilt University is participating in a multi-center project, funded by a $17 million federal stimulus grant, to identify the “genetic architecture” of autism. (more…)
Foodfacts.com Blog continuing editorial research about obesity points to two factors affecting obesity in adults, children and adolescents – nutrition (quality and quantity) and activity (quality and quantity). Children and adolescents who eat more calories than they use will especially get fat and then obese. However, that does not mean that the quality of their nutrition of their activity is lacking; yet it does reflect on the quantity.
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is certainly not the only culprit responsible for our rising numbers on the scale or for our increase in health problems. However, it has recently been under a lot of heat from health experts as having a positive correlation on the ever expanding waistlines of Americans. (more…)
Foodfacts.com noticed a report indicating that a risk of heart disease in one-fifth of U.S. teenagers was identified through tests of lipids in the blood, showing the importance of diet and exercise — and not spending nearly eight hours a day in front of screens. (more…)