Noteworthy News of the Week (Nutrition Edition)

Posted on March 11, 2011

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Diet Plan With Hormone Has Fans and Skeptics
Mar 7 2011, Anemona Hartocollis, NY Times
Every morning, Kay Brown engages in a ritual similar to a heroin addict’s, or a diabetic’s: she sticks herself with a syringe. Only hers contains hCG, a pregnancy hormone. The regimen combines daily injections with a near-starvation diet, and patients, mostly women, are often enticed by promises that they can lose about a pound a day without feeling hungry.

 

Taste: It’s in your nose and memories
Mar 4 2011, Elizabeth Landau, CNN
Humor and memory might not be the first words that come to mind when planning tonight’s dinner, but this kind of creative thinking has earned Dufresne wide acclaim in the food realm.

And it’s true that taste isn’t just about the way food hits your tongue; there’s a whole science behind how we perceive flavor and develop preferences for certain foods.

 

Mediterranean diet cuts heart, diabetes risk factors
March 7 2011, Georgiann Caruso CNN
By now, you’ve probably heard all the buzz about the Mediterranean diet, or perhaps you’ve tried it. Aside from helping to prevent the metabolic syndrome- a cluster of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes- a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says, the diet can have positive global effects on the individual risk factors: low HDL (“good”) cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure and a high blood sugar rate, as seen by your doctor through a blood test. In addition, waist size is a risk factor- a waist more than 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men is of concern.

 

AratedONLY.com Launches Public Database of Health Department “A” Rated Restaurants
Mar 10 2011, Nutrition PR News
NEW YORK, NY, March 10, 2011 /Nutrition PR News/ — AratedONLY.com, a New York City based company has launched a brand new customer-focused, interactive website this month. The site, www.AratedONLY.com, is designed in direct response to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s implementation of letter grades late last year.

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