Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week industry gets busted influencing scientists, Salmonella hits the cereal aisle, and how exercise reduces inflammation.
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Links of the week
- It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking. They Wanted to Call It ‘Cheers.’ – Ugh, it is so frustrating to see behavior like this from scientists. Do better. (NY Times)
- This Mediterranean diet study was hugely impactful. The science just fell apart. – Although this involves a retracted paper, to me it is a less frustrating example of the scientific community policing itself (as it should). The article is also a pretty great explanation of how big nutrition studies are designed if you’d like to learn more about how we know what we know. (Vox)
- What if physicians stopped weighing heavier patients? Health care might improve. – So happy to see people finally considering the role of psychology in managing body weight. (Washington Post)
- Question for the day: Is Tofu processed? – FYI. Personally my biggest issue with tofu (which I love) is how difficult it is to find organic soy beans that aren’t imported from China. (Food Politics)
- When can ads intensify unhealthy cravings? – I’m definitely an “analytical thinker” in this context, how about you? I think understanding yourself like this is important because it helps you identify your triggers, and therefore gives you an opportunity to do something about them. Check out the most recent podcast with Paul to hear why this is important. (ScienceDaily)
- Salmonella Outbreaks Affect Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal and Cut Fruit – You guys don’t eat this stuff though, right? Good. (NY Times)
- Leading Roll: Why American Cooks Can’t Quit the Paper Towel – Who knew paper towels could be so interesting? (Taste)
- To Rinse Or Not To Rinse: How Washing Some Foods Can Help You Avoid Illness – Important safety tip, thanks NPR.
- Exercise makes the blood of obese people healthier – This is kind of a horrible write up (why don’t they mention the results of the lean people?), but it’s an interesting finding about how exercise reduces inflammation via stem cell production. Being active is essential for health, whether it helps you lose weight or not. (ScienceDaily)
- How to Turn a Fridge Full of Sad Produce Into Dinner – Such a great idea! (Lifehacker)
What inspired you this week?
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