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Calorie-focused thinking when it comes to obesity may mislead and harm public health

Perhaps not all calories are created equal. A new paper, co-authored by Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute cardiovascular research scientist James J. DiNicolantonio, PharmD, challenges the prevailing belief that all consumed calories—regardless of their sources—are equivalent, and that focusing on calories is a good thing.
Primarily authored by Sean C. Lucan, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the paper is titled “How calorie-focused thinking about obesity and related diseases may mislead and harm public health. Read more

The Uncertainty of Help

The Uncertainty of Help

Kerr Alexander 12 November 2014

What role do local institutions of mutual security play in managing the growing economic and political uncertainties in African communities today? How do people in everyday life manage these economic and political insecurities? To what…

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Sugar-sweetened beverages, not so sweet for your heart!

Amelie Keller 10 November 2014

Sugar-sweetened beverages, not so sweet for your heart! says Amélie Keller from the Institute of Preventive Medicine…, Frederiksberg Hospital, RegionH, Denmark. The association between sugar-sweetened beverages consumption and obesity and diabetes has largely been