How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat – The New York Times, September 12, 2016
Just-released historical documents expose that the sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease, and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead. An academic recently unearthed the sugar industry documents, suggesting that five decades of research into the role of nutrition and heart disease – including many of today’s dietary recommendations – may have been largely shaped by the sugar industry.
Who’s Really Happier: Young People Or Older People? – The Huffington Post, August 28, 2016
Some surprising perks about getting old…greater happiness!
Two Hours a Week of Exercise Could Offset the Dangers of Alcohol – The Daily Telegraph, September 8, 2016
If true, then this is great news for those of us who love a drink!
The Unexpected Ways Sleep Deprivation Makes Life Tougher – The Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2016
People who haven’t slept enough have a harder time accurately reading emotions and other related problems.
Wildly Effective Marketing Has Led Americans to Eat Way More Protein than They Actually Need – Quartz, September 6, 2016
How much protein we actually need depends on our weight, sex and activity level, but Americans have too much of it. As an expert explains: “A health claim on a food product is a strong indication it’s not really food, and food is what you want to eat.”
A Striking Stat:
Earth’s wilderness areas have suffered alarming recent losses: 1/10th has been destroyed in the last 20 years. South America and Africa lost the most: 30- and 14-percent respectively of their total wilderness since the 90’s.
Source: Current Biology, 9/2015
One thought on “Must-Reads from the Wellness World (Week of September 20, 2016)”
Appreciate these "must reads"; if we are aiming [in the wellness world] to head closer to empirical validity, why not source the research that was actually the basis of said articles in the wider media world – for example: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2016/09/08/bjsports-2016-096194 – the source for the Daily Telegraph article… "Two Hours a Week of Exercise Could Offset the Dangers of Alcohol"