Hey, Wait a Minute!
Earlier this month, I wrote about an article in Diabetes Health, titled The Optimal Eating Plan for Type 2 Diabetes?, in my post Diet for Diabetes Mired in Half-Truths. It seems someone over at Diabetes Health changed the title - now "Why You Don't Want to Go Low Carb or Vegan," with the text appearing to be unchanged.
Why the change?
More importantly, why no disclosure to readers that the title was changed?
Be Careful what you Wish For...
Good article today over at Junk Food Science (Sandy Szwarc), who does some critical analysis of the heavily promoted healthcare reforms taking place in many states.Medical Privacy Update: Healthcare for all
Luxuriate in Low-Carb
As Jimmy Moore pointed out earlier this week, a survey is open for low-carbers interested in a vacation retreat. The data collected will hopefully be the basis for a low-carb retreat to learn about and live a low-carb lifestyle while enjoying a vacation too!
Stuck on Stupid Award
Some Frito-Lay Products to Bear Heart Claim
Vegetable oils, salad dressings, crackers and other oil-containing foods made by PepsiCo Inc.'s Frito-Lay unit will now carry claims that products with unsaturated fat can curb the risk of heart disease, U.S. regulators said on Friday.
"Frito-Lay intends to apply the claim to vegetable oils, spreads, and shortenings that have a total unsaturated fat content of 80 (percent) or more of total fat," the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.
Packaging for such foods would say "replacing saturated fat with similar amounts of unsaturated fats may reduce the risk of heart disease. To achieve this benefit, total daily calories should not increase," according to the agency.
The company notified the FDA in January about its intent to add the claim to some of its products. The FDA said any food meeting the agency's requirements could carry the claim. It would also apply to sauces, dips and other snacks.
You can read the basis of the new health claim at the FDA website.
The Tao of Twinkies
Is That 'thar Meat you Got in your Mouth?
Can you imagine a day when eating meat might be outlawed?