From the NAP: Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements is the summary of a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine in August 2013 to review the available science on safe levels of caffeine consumption in foods, beverages, and dietary … Continue reading
One of the 4 legal tools discussed in the current issue of the CDC’s Public Health Law News, is a Sugar-sweetened beverages playbook from ChangeLab. The playbook offers a sequence of ten strategies—from public education campaigns to restrictions on the … Continue reading
Ten University of Michigan School of Public Health graduate students are once again blogging at Mind the Science Gap. Here’s a recent post on a ruling by the Food & Drug Adminstration on trans fats. Enjoy–& comment!
Food insecurity is very high in parts of Southeast Michigan. This has led some to describe parts of the region as “food deserts.” But is this term appropriate? The Institute for Research on Women & Gender is sponsoring a talk by … Continue reading
From the New York Times: Aflatoxins — poisons produced by fungi that grow on moldy peanuts and corn — may be worsening Africa’s AIDS epidemic by helping suppress the immune systems of newly infected people, a new study has found. … Continue reading
From the National Institutes of Health: Researchers, health care providers, and consumers can now investigate the ingredients listed on the labels of about 18,000 (and growing) dietary supplements. The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) is available free of charge. It … Continue reading
From the New York Times, an Op-Doc, ‘In Japan, a Portrait of Mistrust’: Two years after a huge earthquake, giant tsunami and nuclear meltdown ravaged parts of Japan, life has only seemingly returned to normal. Authorities say that outside the … Continue reading
Our friends at Mind the Science Gap, the blog written by School of Public Health students, recently published an interesting post on vitamin D supplements: http://www.mindthesciencegap.org/2013/03/14/vitamin-d-fraud-lack-of-truth-in-labeling/. As always, read, enjoy, and comment!