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We thought we were making progress on obesity rates but discouraging data suggests that the average waist circumference (perhaps a better indicator of health than BMI or weight) has increased between 1999 and 2012, at least among US adults. It is still unclear why waist circumferences is increasing beyond what would be expected from the … Continue reading

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Good news for those in colder climates (or lots of air conditioning). If you want more energy burning, “healthy” brown fat, better get used to a cooler ambient temperature. In a study of five men (yes, only 5!) a thermo-regulated environment for 10 hours evening and overnight was manipulated for 4 months: one month at … Continue reading

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Heart and Stroke Health Check program to be no more. The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Health Check program has come under a lot of criticism lately and they have voluntarily opted to suspend the program. Here is the key reason directly from their press release. There are more nutrition labelling programs both in grocery stores … Continue reading

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Canadian Nutrition Society Conference 2014

The Canadian Nutrition Society recently hosted their annual conference in St John’s, Newfoundland. The society brings together academics, clinicians and industry personnel related to food and health. If you would like more information on the Canadian Nutrition Society or the conference you can check out their website http://cns-scn.ca/. There was a broad range of topics … Continue reading

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Do you eat to live or live to eat? After spending “too much time” cooking, a group of engineers developed Soylent – an all-you-need-to-live powdered product, so you can say goodbye to pesky food. At least this Soylent isn’t made of people? We’ll stick with food for our staple meals, thank you very much! Continue reading