Diabetes has been recognized as a medical problem for thousands of years. In Ancient Egypt a condition described by excessive urination, thirst and weight loss was described in hieroglyphics on papyrus; what today we would call type 1 diabetes. Astute physicians at the time prescribed diets of whole grains to limit the symptoms, a revelation modern researchers … Continue reading Diabetes History
Obesity is an epidemic, and its rapid rise has closely coincided with the growth of the so-called “fast-food culture.” It’s been hotly debated for many years whether fast food advertisements, which are primarily aimed at children in the United States, are in large part responsible for rising obesity levels. A new study, the most comprehensive … Continue reading The Banning of Fast Food Ads: Reducing Child Obesity, Stifling Capitalism?