Happy Friday! Today’s the last day of my three-week dietetic practice experience (with nine more months to go next year), so I’m looking forward to having one fewer big item on mys summer agenda. Not that it hasn’t been a great experience (it has!). But now, on to the links:
- Research on antioxidants and disease prevention has been all over the map, partly because it’s now known that too-high doses of some antioxidants (read: from supplements) may have pro-oxidant effects. But when you get your antioxidants from food, that’s not an issue. A just-published study from research done in Great Britain suggests that diet and cancer have a connection.
- Do you know what you weigh? Do you know what you weighed a year ago? Many Americans are in denial about their weight gain.
- There are lots of perfectly good reasons to eat a vegetarian diet, whether it be for health, ethics, or environmental concerns, but some reasons, could be masking an eating disorder.
- Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are similar in some respects, but very different in others. While it’s rare for adults to develop type 1 (which requires you to take insulin), it happens more than you think. And these patients may get misdiagnosed with type 2. Not good. Not good at all.
- Finally, some great ideas for packing a lunch when the weather’s hot.
Have a great weekend!