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Yeah We’re Fat, But We Still Want Our Junk Food

Posted on 01/4/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAmericans know that obesity is a health crisis, that junk food is far too prevalent and that we can’t get ourselves off the couch to exercise, but, hey! Don’t you dare try and force us to eat better through government regulation. That’s basically the finding of a new Associated Press poll, which reveals we’re concerned about the country’s growing waistlines, though deeply divided on exactly what — if anything — the government should do about it. Thanks to a multitude …

Sugar: Should Feds Make It A Controlled Substance?

Posted on 02/6/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt’s addictive and can lead to serious chronic disease, so why shouldn’t sugar be regulated by the government just like those other addictive, unhealthy substances, tobacco and alcohol? That’s the argument a team of health researchers from University of California, San Francisco, put forth in a report in the February issue of the journal Nature. Robert Lustig, M.D., and professors Laura Schmidt and Claire Brindis, contend that it’s simplistic to dismiss sugar as merely “empty calories” that make people fat. …