Two Hours, Standing & Heart Health

Standing rather than sitting for two hours a day may have a positive effect on biochemical risk markers, including fasting blood glucose and lipid profile, a cross sectional study has shown (Healy et al., 2015). The participants were 698 Australian adults who wore activity monitors that judged posture and movement, for as long as seven… Read More

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Fructose Rich Drinks & Risk of Obesity

If you feed fructose ad libitum to non-human primates, they get fatty livers within six weeks (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2013,doi:10.3945/ajcn.112.057331). The effect of fructose rich beverages on human adolescents is a lot harder to judge, given that you cannot cage teenagers and feed them a controlled diet – however much you may sometimes… Read More