Science Daily: Mirrors Can Make Unhealthy Foods Less Tasty
"In a taste test study, 185 undergraduate students chose between a chocolate cake and a fruit salad and then evaluated its taste in a room with a mirror or with no mirrors around. Those who selected the chocolate cake evaluated it less tasty in the room with a mirror compared to those with no mirrors around. However, the presence of a mirror did not change the taste of the fruit salad." Read full story.
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Reuters: Researchers Identify Hormone Behind Sweet Tooth
"Scientists might be one stop closer to curing a sweet tooth. Researchers identified a hormone that suppresses sugar cravings in mice, according to a study recently published in the journal Cell Metabolism. The findings could eventually help diabetics, the obese and perhaps anyone who indulges in too many sweets…" Read full story.
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Eater: Should There Be a Minimum Drinking Age for Soda?
"As for whether or not soda deserves to be put in the same ranks as cigarettes and alcohol, [food writer Mark] Bittman says, 'It doesn't matter whether soda is 'as dangerous' as nicotine. It's dangerous. It should not be consumed by people who can't make rational decisions.' He concedes that perhaps 14 would be a more reasonable age limit for soda purchases, but insists, 't should not be marketed to kids, period.'" Read full story.
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