- The Food and Drug Administration will decide by March 31, 2012 whether to follow the lead of trailblazing France in banning the use of BPA in ALL food packaging. Given mounting evidence, we’re hoping Health Canada is watching!
- Cochrane Review from 2008 investigating antioxidant supplement use has been updated – current evidence continues to NOT support their use. In particular, beta-carotene and potentially vitamin E and vitamin A supplements are even linked to increased mortality, though the increase was small. Like we said before, go with food first!
- Save your money and stay away from blood tests for food allergies and sensitivities. These test do not have any scientific evidence to support them and are not how food allergies are diagnosed. Read the report in the Globe and Mail or check out the full article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal if you have access.