Nov 2016 – Research News

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 Are Americans Starting to Break Their Soda Habit?

. Last year, the University of California at San Francisco removed sugar-sweetened beverages from every store, food truck and vending machine on its campus. Even popular fast-food chains on the campus have stopped selling these beverages. The institution is believed to be one of the largest employers to remove sugary drinks from the workplace

For More Information See:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/08/well/eat/putting-sugary-soda-out-of-reach.html

 

  • Should we cut back on carbs and go back to eating lots of high-fat meats and dairy products?

Dr. Frank Hu, the senior author of a recent report on saturated fats said,. “The types of fats and carbohydrates are more important than the quantity.”  For More Information  See:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/01/well/eat/should-we-be-scared-of-butter.html

 

  • Why Is It Important to Turn White Fat into Brown?

Brown fat is actually brown in color and burns calories. It also is known to contribute to improved insulin and blood sugar control, lessening the risk for Type 2 diabetes.  For More Information  See:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/12/well/move/how-exercise-may-fight-obesity-by-turning-white-fat-into-brown.html

 

  • We Make Butter Out of Cows’ Milk. Why Is Butter Yellow?

Butter from sheep’s milk, goat’s milk or water buffalo’s milk is white. Do you know why this happens?  Do you think that light yellow butter is better than golden colored butter?  As a consumer, find out why this is important.      For More Information  See:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/10/14/since-milk-is-white-why-is-butter-yellow/

  • What Type of Exercise Is the Best for the Brain?

Scientists compared head-to-head the neurological impacts of different types of exercise: running, weight training and high-intensity interval training.  The surprising results suggest that going hard may not be the best option for long-term brain health. For More Information  See:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/17/which-type-of-exercise-is-best-for-the-brain/