Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

How the Sugar Lobby Skewed Health Research

If you followed the revelations of how the tobacco industry ruins people’s lives in the name of profit, you will not be surprised at what the sugar industry has been (and is) doing. Articles from Time Magazine and Scientific American explain — take your pick.

Sugar Industry Secretly Paid for Favorable Harvard Research

Melissa Bailey | September 13, 2016 | Scientific American

Newly uncovered documents reveal that a sugar industry trade group initiated and paid for the studies, examined drafts and laid out a clear objective to protect sugar’s public reputation 


How the Sugar Lobby Skewed Health Research

September 16, 2016 Posted by | health, nutrition | , , , | Leave a comment

Swearing – a different perspective

Benjamin K. Bergen’s new book, What the F, provides a new insight into why we swear.  The author has a nice preview in Time:

What Profanity Teaches Us About Ourselves

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September 16, 2016 Posted by | psychology | , | Leave a comment

9 Foods That Make You Feel Fuller

My last post, 9 Foods That Make You Hungrier, referred to an article listing snacks to avoid if you are trying to lose weight.  The following two articles point out what we should be snacking on instead and when.  Click on the titles to read the original story and watch the accompanying videos.

1) 9 Healthy Snacks That Prevent Overeating

Aug. 11, 2016 | Time Magazine

If you can’t wait for your next meal, these foods are adept at muffling your hunger

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September 16, 2016 Posted by | diet, health, nutrition | | Leave a comment