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Entries Tagged as 'Research'

Size matters, as food marketers surely know

August 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Eating out, Food selection, Research

A collection of articles in the October 2008 Journal of Consumer Research adds up to what we already suspected. Those wily processed food marketers know how to get us to buy and eat more. Consider: Consumers tend to avoid the largest and smallest drink sizes. Thus, if you want people to buy more soda pop, […]

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Pass the real food; hold the nutrition advice

July 24th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Books about food, Healthy eating, Research

I’ve about had it with science and nutrition, the combination that is. Those of you who follow such things may recall the publicity Michael Pollan gave the concept of nutritionism. I thought he had a point, but I thought there was still room for studying nutrition, diet and health, especially since so many health problems […]

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Here’s a toast to red wine and friends

June 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Here’s a toast to red wine and friends · Healthy eating, potlucks, Research

Finally! Some good news on the food front: Red wine makes you live longer. Sort of. (OK, it’s not the wine but something in it, but why be picky?) Also in the news: socializing delays dementia. Probably, anyway. (Sometimes I wish these scientific studies were more definitive.) Put these two together, and you get wine […]

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Popcorn news is good for me

May 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Popcorn news is good for me · Healthy eating, Research

Anybody who’s lived with me knows I love my popcorn—stovetop version, thanks, butter strictly optional. Well, I’m happy to announce that this habit bodes well for my good health. The Journal of the American Dietetic Association, in its May edition, reports, “People who eat popcorn have an approximately 250 percent higher daily intake of whole […]

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Eat your broccoli and be young, and here are some ideas for how

March 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Healthy eating, recipes, Research

Never mind what certain politicians say, broccoli is the it vegetable, as far as I’m concerned. And now, more than ever, I have science to back me up. Scientists at the University of California-Los Angeles has published a study that suggests that broccoli restores immune function. From the UCLA press release: [A substance in broccoli] […]

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In praise of food

November 9th, 2007 · Comments Off on In praise of food · Healthy eating, Research

No one has to persuade me that good food is critical to good health, but two studies announced this week reinforce the idea that eating well is worth it not only for pleasure but also for health. That most likely also means that cooking is good for you, too. First, David Jacobs at the University […]

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