- Vindication is sweet [pun intended]! Nutella settles a class-action lawsuit over those “healthy” claims, which we debunked in November.
- It is never just a matter of knowing, it’s a matter of doing: parents are well-aware of dietary risk factors for pediatric obesity, but knowledge alone does not prevent obesity. Interestingly, diet choice as a risk for obesity was relatively well-understood, but physical inactivity was not.
- A new study confirms what we discussed in The TV and the Damage Done: families that eat together at the table are healthier and have lower risk for obesity. A minimum of 5 nights per week seems to be the magic number.
- Eating watercress can reduce oxidative damage related to high-intensity exercise, thought the study was funded by Europe’s largest grower of watercress! Good news if you cannot find watercress – it’s high in phytochemical isothiocyanate, which coincidentally is found in most cruciferous vegetables.