NY TIMES: Do We Need to Give Up Alcohol To Lose Weight? Not Necessarily
"I plowed through more than two dozen research reports, many with conflicting findings on the relationship between alcohol and weight, and finally found a thorough review of the science that can help people determine whether drinking might be compatible with effective weight management. Their summary of the findings: Most such studies showed that 'frequent light to moderate alcohol intake'—at most two drinks a day for men, one for women—'does not seem to be associated with obesity risk.'" Read full story.
MUNCHIES: Why Junk Food Should Be Sold in Plain Packaging Like Cigarettes
"University of Cambridge neuroscientist Wolfram Schultz claims that the colorful branding of unhealthy foods causes people to overeat." Read full story.
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STAT: Gwyneth Paltrow's Goat Milk Cleanse Would Make You Gassy
"Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who doesn't have a medical degree, promotes a diet of only goat’s milk as a cleanse. Health experts are not impressed." Read full story.