Flavour of the Week


  • Canadian doctors may deny IVF to those with a BMI of over 35. Discriminatory action or best practice to protect the health of an at-risk group? (Globe and Mail)
  • If a spoonful of sugar helps… what about 26 tsp? Considering 1 can of pop contains ~ 10 tsp of sugar, I suspect 26 tsp is a “conservative” estimate of average intake in Canada (CBC News)
  • No brainer! Low blood sugar and high cortisol stimulate reward centres in the brain and may limit food-related impulse control (Science Daily)
  • Accepting sponsorship dollars from food products you have to defend because of their nutritional “quality” – sending mixed messages to families and sponsors alike (Weighty Matters)
  • United Nations high-level meeting on noncommunicable disease prevention and control summit this week.

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