Last week, Philadelphia became the first major city to pass a “soda tax.” While other cities have tried and ultimately failed to pass similar pieces of legislation, Philadelphia was successful. So what made Philadelphia different?
Looking for some intellectually stimulating downtime over the New Year weekend? In no particular order, we’ve collated a list of good documentaries relevant to public health. Some are bite-sized, some a bit longer, all enjoyable
Ed Note: Today, we’re happy to welcome Jenn Lau to the blog. More information about Jenn can be found at the bottom of this post. The process of adjusting your diet and increasing physical activity
More than one in three adults in America are obese (1). The prevalence of obesity grew dramatically throughout the 1990s, and has slowly levelled off over the early 2000s. Obesity is one of the biggest
Two weeks ago, we discussed the link between red meat consumption and breast cancer risk. This relationship is particularly interesting, given that younger women and those taking birth control pills were at the highest risk
The answer to that question is unknown, although it may have its origins in the underbelly of the American food system. Let us unravel how red meat consumption may be associated with breast cancer risk.
Earlier this week, I was innocently scrolling through the latest research on the JAMA Internal Medicine website. The top headline on the ‘Most Read’ side panel instantly caught my eye: ‘Dietary Supplements and Mortality Rate
We’re all told to eat 5 (or more!) servings of fruit & veg per day, to cut down on fatty red meat, eat lean proteins, and whole grains. We’re told to cut down on processed
Refined sugar is one of the worst things found in the Western diet. Back in January, this blog covered the release of a major report from ‘Action on Sugar’, which stated that the obesity epidemic could be
A couple days ago, a group of leading medical and nutrition experts released a call for a 20-30% reduction in sugar added to packaged and processed foods over the next 3-5 years (1). The expert