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You have to sign a waiver before eating this breakfast

October 4, 2014 by


This might look like a breakfast fit for a family — but it’s not. It’s called ‘The Hibernator’ and it’s dangerously delicious. That’s not a joke. This Man vs. Food-inspired meal consists of eight strips of bacon, a four-egg cheese omelet, four waffles, four pieces of toast, four pieces of fried bread, four black puddings, […]

Calorie Information on Menus Does Not Improve Consumer Choices, Study Shows

July 21, 2013 by


PITTSBURGH—Despite the lack of any concrete evidence that menu labels encourage consumers to make healthier food choices, they have become a popular tool for policymakers in the fight against obesity. Carnegie Mellon University researchers recently put menu labels to the test by investigating whether providing diners with recommended calorie intake information along with the menu […]

Diet soda is doing these 7 awful things to your body

October 19, 2012 by


by Mandy Oaklander (Prevention) Pop quiz! What’s the single biggest source of calories for Americans? White bread? Big Macs? Actually, try soda. The average American drinks about two cans of the stuff every day. “But I drink diet soda,” you say. “With no calories or sugar, it’s the perfect alternative for weight watchers…Right?”Not so fast. […]

Soft drink sales stalled when clear caloric information given, John Hopkins study

December 22, 2011 by


By Ben Bouckley Sales of soft drinks to adolescents in Baltimore City nose-dived when study participants were exposed to ‘easily understandable’ information about calorie content, according to a new US study. Academics from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health assessed the effects of proving clear and visible caloric information on sugar-sweetened beverages (including […]

Increasing Nutrient Consumption May Lead To Higher Food Costs

August 4, 2011 by


by: Pablo Monsivais, Anju Aggarwal and Adam Drewnowski3 The federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, emphasized the need for Americans to consume more potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin D, and calcium, and to get fewer calories from saturated fat and added sugar. We examined the economic impact of meeting these guidelines for adults in King County, […]