Monthly Archives: February 2012

Arsenic in your juice?

We have been discussing in class a wide variety of nutrients and how they are essential for the functionality of the human body. Among the nutrients required in large quantities are water, carbs, lipids and proteins. We also require minerals … Continue reading

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Diet Sodas and Cardiovascular Disease

After our discussion on carbohydrates and artificial sweeteners, I thought it might be appropriate to post this article. This is a 10 year-long cohort study from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and at Columbia University Medical Center.  It was found … Continue reading

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Fatty food preference… is there a genetic link?

We will be discussing Fats soon in class and I thought that this article is very interesting.  It shows a correlation between a preference for foods rich in fats and people having certain forms CD36 gene.   Check it out and let … Continue reading

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