Flavour of the Week


  • The Globe and Mail reports on the top 5 unhealthy habits that are affecting life expectancy in Ontarians. No surprise that excess alcohol, poor diet and sedentary behaviour are among the top 5. This is all based on a report from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Public Health Ontario but I’m sure the situation is similar world wide.  You can also do some number crunching for yourself.
  • Obesity is the new smoking: obesity now more costly to health care system than smoking based on study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
  • Coffee in the news……again. This time green coffee beans and weight loss. We look forward to reading a peer-reviewed manuscript in addition to the presentation reported on here from the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. Read the report CAREFULLY. The participants still had to eat a low-fat, healthful diet and exercise regularly! Also the study design requires close scrutiny and the sample size is small, so don’t get too excited. Take home message: healthy, sustainable weight-loss will always require a healthy diet and physical activity.

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