Wednesday, July 25, 2007

On Anosmia and Taste

Two to five million American adults live with anosmia. They cannot detect odors of any kind – it is to smell what blindness is to sight.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Taste Superheroes

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Internet Crash

The Body Knows Best

Biological signals regulate food intake, according to John Allred, Ph.D., Ohio State University nutrition professor.

During a three-week study involving 25 male college students, a Carnation Instant Breakfast was served every day at lunch. Some shakes were prepared with whole milk, some with skim milk, and some consisted of skim milk and sugar.

Students who consumed the fatty, low-carb, whole-milk drinks compensated by eating less fat and more carbs later. Those who drank the low-fat, low-cal, skim-milk shakes ultimately upped their calorie intake, and those who drank the high-carb, low-fat shakes ate more fat but fewer carbohydrates throughout the afternoon.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Girl Talk Leads to Depression

Girls who discuss problems with their friends may actually be increasing their negative feelings by doing so.

A study released Sunday by researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia found that excessively discussing problems with close friends appears to increase anxiety and depression in young and adolescent girls - rather than reduce it. No such effect was found in adolescent boys.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Picky Eaters

I delve into the world of picky eaters in my latest post on the Soop.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

MSGee Whiz

Monday, July 02, 2007

Orthopedics Special Focus

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger