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Aspartame and Health

- The US Food and Drug Administration found the data supplied by the European Ramazzini Foundation sufficient to support its conclusion that aspartame is carcinogenic (FDA, 2007). The Foundation's study is entitled, "Long-Term Carcinogenicity Bioassays to Evaluate the Potential Biological Effects, in Particular, of Aspartame Administered in Feed to Sprague-Dawley Rats." The FDA immediately requested the Foundation to send its data for evaluation, but the Foundation sent only a portion of the data and refused that the study be subjected for FDA evaluation....   [tags: null]

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Risks of Over-Consumtion Aspartame

- Aspartame, one of the most used artificial sweeteners, is drawing controversies over its safety. Aspartame is a solid sweetener used in many commonly consumed, sugar free, food and drinks. There have been consumer complaints over health issues consumers blame on aspartame usage. However, consuming an over-abundance of aspartame can put the human body at health risk. Aspartame, in normal amounts is not proven to cause any health issues. The pros of aspartame usage are many. For example, “Aspartame is a dipeptide (L-aspartyl- phenylalanyl-methyl ester) which has a sweetening power 180 to 200 times that of sucrose” (Stegink, 1837)....   [tags: sweeteners, carcinogenic, health]

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The Dangers of Aspartame

- The Dangers of Aspartame The Federal Drug Administration approved aspartame, an artificial sweetener surrounded by controversy, for widespread consumption in 1983. Its brand name, NutraSweet, is a division of Monsanto, a major drug company who acquired G.D. Searle, the original drug company affiliated with aspartame. Aspartame is used in everything from diet food to sugarless gum, but its major use is in diet drinks. There have been studies done to determine what dosage of aspartame and it's by products, aspartic acid, methyl alcohol or methanol, and phenylalanine, is safe to consume or if the amount is unlimited....   [tags: Papers]

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Aspartame Poison Century

- Aspartame Poison Century Thalidomide is 90 years of aspartame, a.k.a. NutraSweet, Finn, Zero Cal, and other trademarks. The text of the American researcher Barbara Alexander Mullarkey was aired on the Internet by Betty Martini and his original can be found in http://www.dorway.com. This is a free radical for the Portuguese, made by me, Beatriz Medina in July 1996. Aspartame can be considered thalidomide 90s. With names NutraSweet, Finn ZeroCal and other trademarks, sweeteners with aspartame are extremely dangerous because they are present in todaparte in dietetic foods, supposedly healthy, and even children's vitamins, medicines, puddings, gelatin and softening the more innocent coffee....   [tags: Nutrition]

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Saccharin, Aspartame, Sucralose and Sodium Cyclamate

- Have you ever thought how sugar came to be. If you have, trust me, you’re not the only one. I too have wondered how this compound was first discovered and how it was first used. But did you know that there are more sugars than the one we know. There are four known types of sugars: Saccharin, aspartame, sucralose and sodium cyclamate. Not many people take interest when it comes to finding out the history of things. But it is really important where the things we consume come from and if they are healthy for us....   [tags: four known types of sugars]

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Aspartame

- Aspartame I was looking around for a web paper topic and I was talking to my friend Anja, who is practically addicted to Diet Coke. She drinks more Diet Coke than any other person I know. She suggested I research aspartame. Ah, aspartame. It's a handy little substance. Tha familar pink and blue packets of fake sugar is just one of those things we take for granted. It tastes similar to sugar and has a low caloric content. Nowadays, if there's something sweet out on the market, there's probably a version of it being sold that contains aspartame....   [tags: Sugar Substitute Health Essays]

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Comparison: Saccharin, Aspartame, Sucralose, Sodium Cyclamate

- Sugar is is a spice that makes things you eat sweet. There are many of them that do different things and have different standards of sweetness. Some are so sweet that they make you gain weight. And some are so thick they take two days just to fully leave your mouth these are four of these sugars. Saccharine,Aspartame,Sucralose,and Sodium Cyclamate. Saccharin is an artificial sweetener. The basic substance, benzoic sulfilimine,has effectively no food energy and is much sweeter than sucrose,but has a bitter or metallic after taste especially at high concentrations....   [tags: Artificial Sweeteners, Sugars]

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Artificial Sweetener Aspartame is Generally Safe

- Artificial sweeteners are a food additive that attempts to duplicate the taste of sugar while using less food energy. Artificial sweeteners can be used for weight loss because they have 4 calories per gram and are 180 to 200 times sweeter than regular sugar so less is used. Some examples of artificial sweeteners include Saccharin, Sucralose, and Aspartame. There is ongoing controversy whether artificial sweeteners are health risks because some studies show that they cause diseases in laboratory rats....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Adverse Effects of Consuming Artificial Sweetners

- Today a percentage of the population is addicted to sugar and over the years sugar has been given a bad reputation that if you consume too much you will have a higher risk of developing some type of disease. Well in attempt to live a healthy life, people today are relying on artificial sweeteners. With this notion, the question still today is whether or not artificial sweeteners are healthier then just consuming regular table sugar. This paper will discuss the adverse affects of consuming artificial sweeteners and the effects they have on a person’s body....   [tags: saccharin, aspartame, cancerogene]

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A Moment on the Lips, Forever in the Hips: The Dangers of Aspertame and Other Sweeteners

- Sweetness is usually correlated with sugar. The problem with sugar, otherwise known as sucrose, is that it has a lot of calories. These calories lead to weight gain if not spent by exercise, but now that humans have the knowledge and technology to create various substances, there are artificial sweeteners that do not have calories at all and taste even sweeter than sucrose. Many Americans avoid sugar-sweetened drinks by drinking beverages filled with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame to avoid weight gain....   [tags: Trans Fats, Diabetes, Caloric Intake]

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Blood Lab Tests For Aspartate Aminotransferase

- S.G.’s blood lab tests for Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) and Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) are higher than the advised reference range as shown above. As S.G. has cirrhosis, which has caused fibrotic scarring of the liver resulting in obstruction to the flow of blood and bile. Elevated AST and ALT usually correlates with liver disease, which causes liver cell injury. The cells die and lysis of the cell occurs. The contents of the cell (including AST) are spewed out and are collected into the blood....   [tags: Liver, Bilirubin, Cirrhosis, Hepatitis C]

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Artificial Sweeteners and Sugar Substitutes

- Aspartame was discovered by James Shatter. He is a chemist at G.D Searle, which where he accidently discovered aspartame. Aspartame is a substance that is 180 times sweeter than sugar, yet it has no calories. Of spring 1967, Searle begins to run safety test for aspartame which is necessary for FDA approval. By fall, a biochemist named Dr.Harold at the University of Wisconsin does an aspartame test on infant monkeys. Without informing the Searle company first. The test results were negative. Out of seven monkeys, one dies and the other six dies from seizures....   [tags: Artificial Sweeteners]

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Diet Soda: A Guilt Free Beverage with Harmful Effects on the Body

- Diet Soda: A Guilt Free Beverage with Harmful Effects on the Body Think of the countless times at a restaurant you have been put on the spot to choose a beverage once seated by the waiter. Considering what you may have heard about sugar- free soda, would the possibly harmful affects it may have on your body outweigh the number of calories you may be saving by allowing you to consume a high calorie meal. To some, artificially sweetened carbonated beverages, such as diet soda, have the same delicious taste as regular soda, but only with the satisfaction of knowing the beverage spares calories to compensate in a high calorie meal....   [tags: Health ]

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Sweet vs Poison

- The Food and Drug Administration describe aspartame as “One of the most thoroughly tested and studied food additives the agency has ever approved.” It was discovered in 1965 then the F.D.A approved of it in 1981(AlSuhaibani). Aspartame is found in our every day protein products. Over 90 countries throughout the world use aspartame as a synthetic nonnutritive sweetener and over 6000 products contain aspartame. The Food Safety U.S. Food and Drug Administration and European Authority has placed a level mark of how much aspartame could be consumed before any side effects occur, 50 mg/kg body weight per day....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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A Moment on the Lips, Forever in the Hips

- Sweetness is usually correlated with sugar. And although sugars have that distinctive, enjoyable taste, there are other molecular combinations that are as sweet and thoroughly pleasant. The problem with sugar, the most common being sucrose, is that it has a lot of calories. These calories lead to weight gain if not spent by exercise, but now that humans have the knowledge and technology to create various substances, there are artificial sweeteners that do not even have calories and taste sweeter than sucrose as well....   [tags: Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners]

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Alarming Side Effects of Artificial Sweeteners

- Alarming Side Effects of Artificial Sweeteners NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure are all brand names for aspartame, a low calorie sugar substitute used in more than 90 countries to sweeten foods and beverages. Aspartame is a synthetic chemical that is created through the combination of the amino acids phenylalanine and aspartic acid, and a small amount of methanol. Aspartame can be found in several products, such as soft drinks, over-the counter drugs, vitamin and herb supplements, instant breakfasts, candy, breath mints, cereals, sugar-free chewing gum, coffee, juice, and tea beverages, tabletop sweeteners, and gelatin desserts....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Pesticides in Produce, Hormones in Milk, Antibiotics in Meat: It's What's For Dinner

- According to Benjamin Kligler M.D., M.P.H since World War II, 80,000 chemicals have emerged in commercial use and few have been tested for health effects(Palmer, 2010). Food additives are in almost everything a person eats. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration it defines food additives as “any substance intended use of which results, or may reasonably be expected to result directly or indirectly, in its becoming a component or otherwise affecting the characteristics of any food” Additives are any substances that are added to specific foods for a certain purpose....   [tags: Hormones in Food]

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Holland Sweetener Case Analysis

- Introduction (graphics not availalbe) The Holland Sweetener Company (HSC) is planning to enter the low-calorie, high-intensity sweetener market which is currently dominated by NutraSweet. Below we first analyze our target industry. Next we look at what kind of response should HSC expect from NutraSweet upon its entry into this market. We will also analyze few likely scenarios that could play out and we will try to estimate the likelihood of each scenario. Based on our analysis, we will give a recommendation for HSC to plan their entry into this market....   [tags: Business Management Analysis Strategy]

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The Benefits of Food Modification

- The modification of food has been used since the beginning of man. But, the methods did not have the same advancements as they are now. It started with simple salting and drying, trying to keep their food fresh for as long as possible. With the growth of technology, food modification grew as well. Modifying food can be both beneficial and harmful, depending on which perspective the issue is looked at. As the industry grows, companies are driven more by profit than the overall well-being of the population....   [tags: GMOs]

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The Food Industry : The United States And Around The World

- The food industry continues to be a major contributor to health problems in the United States and around the world. Currently, 13% of the world’s 671 million obese individuals live in the United States. (Kaplan) Some believe that it is the government’s responsibility to go to educate the people and then to further encourage them to make wise decisions on what they choose to eat. Others argue that it is the consumer’s personal responsibility to educate themselves and make a conscious decision about their food....   [tags: Genetically modified organism]

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The Benefits of Synthetic Sugars

- We are all aware of sugar, the sweet delicious substance commonly used in food and beverages, but table sugar is not the only sugar there is. There are many artificial sugars that many people now-a-days aren’t aware of. In this research paper I will be identifying four different types of synthetic sugars which are: Saccharin, Aspartame, Sucralose, and Sodium cyclamate. Synthetic sugars, or artificial sweeteners, have both positive and negative effects that can either make a big impact in our body or a small impact....   [tags: pro con essays]

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Food Additives: The Reason Behind American Obesity

- ... Mercola in his online column (Mercola, American Foods Chockfull of Ingredients Banned in Other Countries), more than 3,000 food additives added to the foods processed in the United States. Of those 3,000+, some of the major ones to avoid would be high fructose corn syrup, BHA (Butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene), artificial colorings, as well as monosodium glutamate (MSG). Those are just some of the damaging additives. In order to be more educated about food additives, one must research and one must read food labels....   [tags: health, labeling, consumer]

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Annotated Bibliography On Developmental Genes And Cancer

- Annotated Bibliography Moore, S. W. (2009). Developmental genes and cancer in children. Pediatric. Blood Cancer, 52(7), 755-760. doi:10.1002/pbc.21831. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19165888 A study shows that children who develop cancer have a gene deformity. Many children develop cancer because either one or both parent has the cancer genes or was exposed to different forms of carcinogenic as children. Being exposed to both carcinogenicity and environmental can develop critical cancer genes....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, Ionizing radiation, Leukemia]

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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

- ... One of those debates says that "If precaution applies to everything, precaution would stop all technology in its tracks." This reproach complicates the rational precautionary methodology to policymaking with definite precautionary action. It is incorrect on two bases. Firstly Precautionary principle is not always meant to halting or implementing a ban. It can also mean implying a temporary suspension while further research is steered, calling for checking of technologies and products that are in use already, adapting to safer substitutes, and so forth....   [tags: technology, scientific knowledge]

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Processed Food Should or Should not Be Banned from School Meals?

- Processed food should be banned from school meals due to increasing health issues in children, increasing academic deficiency and increasing production cost to produce processed foods. There are people who would oppose to this idea due to population growth and an increasing food demand. However, this escalating demand of food is forcing the food industry and other government agencies to resolve the current hunger and lack of resources issues, by hiring processing factories and private companies to manufacture processed foods....   [tags: Nutrition ]

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How Drink Can Affect Our Health

- What we choose to drink can affect our health just as much as our eating habits. It is because of this that more and more people are going for little-to-no calorie options rather than high calorie options, which are supposed to be the ideal, chose. But is it. Have you ever had a sip of diet soda or regular soda and wonder what makes this drink so good. Or maybe the exact opposite, like what makes this drink so bad for you. These drinks can feel so refreshing on a hot summers day or even after a long day of work....   [tags: Soft drink, Coca-Cola, Caffeine]

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The Safety of Artificial Sweeteners

- Artificial sweeteners are often a topic of debate about whether or not they are considered "healthy". Rumors and speculation often pepper media outlets and social media about different sweeteners and their potential effect they have on obesity, diabetes, cancer, and other diseases such neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's. As a non-user of artificial sweeteners, I never really put much thought into their effects until recently. While volunteering at Sloan's Lake Rehabilitation Center doing meal service, one of my responsibilities is to re-stock various items in the dining room....   [tags: splenda, stevia, sucrose]

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Diet Sodas Should Be Banned

- Did you know you could die by drinking diet sodas. Diet sodas are shown to help you, but the truth is that they are damaging your body. Commercials convince people that these drinks are wonderful for your body by showing skinny girls and muscular guys drinking diet sodas. When viewers watch this, they are convinced that they will have the same body figure as the actors if they drink diet soda. Plus, diet sodas are sold at grocery stores, sport games, vending machines, and drug stores, so it is easy to buy these inexpensive drinks....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Soft drink, Sugar substitute]

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A Rhetorical Analysis of the Film Hungry for Change

- ... Statements made were often times exaggerated at best and occasionally required logical fallacies to work. There is a large amount of time demonizing the current food industry and the artificial and mono nutrient compounds in the first half of the film. Use of ‘scary’ chemical names and misappropriated information about said chemical is used for harrowing effect. Propylene glycol is one chemical remarked to be a common food additive that could also be used to winterize your car. As this is not a false statement, it is similar in effect to saying that water is in antifreeze....   [tags: diet, ethos, hyperbole]

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Corporations Have Hijacked Our Food Supply

- Corporations have hijacked our food supply In the recent years there has been a lot of controversy over our food supply, mainly focusing on major corporations creating food that is unsafe for humans. From GMO to food additives new research has come out that they could be linked to many diseases. What is the FDA doing about this. Nothing. They have little authority and they feel these food additives and GMO’s are okay even, though they aren 't thoroughly inspected before going into the stores. Corporations have hijacked our food supply....   [tags: Genetically modified organism]

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Artificial Sweeteners Market Analysis

- Equal’s business during 1980s: Equal’s product was the first product which created by Searle and it was a new development aspect in the artificial sweetener market. It made from new substance, and this substance was an innovation of Searle that added significant value to the market, which that invention called aspartame. Equal was seeking to their objective by improving their product to gain better Advantage to compete other similar product in the market which called Sweet’n Low’s ( a sugar substitute), and at the same time Equal never surrender to their competitor which are selling almost to similar kind of their feature of Equal product....   [tags: Marketing Artificial Sweeteners ]

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Exercise and Eating Program

- Firstly, take carbohydrates immediately after workout. This is to replenish glycogen store. The faster we intake complex carbohydrates after practice, the faster our body can recover and prepare itself for the next workout. For an example of carbohydrate are oatmeal, rice cake, prunes, and wheat. “Early intake of carbohydrate after strenuous exercise is essential because it provides an immediate source of substrate to the muscle, while also taking advantage of the increased insulin sensitivity and membrane permeability of the muscle to glucose”....   [tags: healthy life choices]

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Food Deserves Labels

- If we label articles such as cleaning supplies and nail polish remover that will do harm when ingested then why do we not label foods that can cause serious illness of death. Each day thousands of adults and children are diagnosed with disabling conditions such as heart disease and diabetes and the rates are rapidly increasing. Many of these lifelong impairments are directly related to the diets that we attest to as a society. Foods with GMO’s, hydrogenated oils, artificial sugars (aspartame), high fructose corn syrup, and monosodium glutamate ought to be clearly labeled on the front of its packaging for the consumer to recognize....   [tags: life long impairments, diet, health]

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The Detrimental Effects of Soda

- What is your favorite soda. Coke. Do you know what is in soda. Cutting down on soda can be the geginning of a healthy lifestyle. Studies show that soda, though it tastes good, has many negative effects that outweigh the positive effects. Soda, especially diet, is detrimental to the health of your body. My cousin’s teacher did an experiment with coke. She put a tooth in coke and left it for at least a week. The next time they checked the tooth had disintegrated. The coke had eaten away at the tooth....   [tags: Coke Pepsi]

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Artificial Sweetners

- Artificial Sweetners Humans have always craved sweet foods. Nutritive sweeteners such as honey and sugar have been enjoyed since the beginning of time, and people were so active in the past that the caloric content of these products was a necessary addition to their diets. With the 20th Century came an era of sedentary lifestyles and convenience foods in the United States and throughout the civilized world, causing increased incidences of obesity and various chronic diseases. These changes in our world created new markets for dieting programs and calorie-free sugar substitutes....   [tags: Papers]

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So Sweet

- What is sweet. People in this country have strayed from what Mother Nature provides as sweet and delightful. The consumption of fruits was once gratifying enough to quench the curiosity of the sweet tooth without consequence. Nowadays people don’t have the time to eat organic foods and instead opted for the convenience of mass-produced, heavily processed and nutrient deprived fast foods and beverages. Most of these factory produced food products today are extremely sugary. That sugariness is a contributing factor to metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity and tooth decay....   [tags: Nutrition ]

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A Brief Note On Low Fat And Low Carbohydrate Diet

- (2)Weakness The evidence was found from other papers,and there are some methodology drawbacks.When compared the low fat and low carbohydrate diet,researcher collect data from 17 trails without specific patient-level data.The other research based on the CHD rate only had 148 men and women participants and only 119 of them finished the trail,so that the sample size is not representative to draw a conclusion.Moreover,the result is lack of heart disease end point.The trail for women was lack of long-term intervention data.It just focus on women aged 50-79,the data can not represent all age groups.[6]When focus on saturated fat,the trail collect the data from 6 RCT,but only one of them had healt...   [tags: Nutrition, Fatty acid, Saturated fat, Fat]

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The Effect of Different Sugar Sources on Yeast Respiration

- ... Since 2006, there have been 1,500 species of yeast identified by scientists. Yeasts make up only one percent of all fungal species found in the fungi kingdom. Yeasts can be found anywhere, throughout nature, on top of plants, in soil, and more commonly on the bodies of humans and other animals. Yeast is commonly used when brewing alcohol (beer, wine, and whisky), and for making leavened bread and cheese. Carbohydrates are a major molecule in biological systems, made up of saccharides that can be strung together into disaccharides, trisaccharides, and polysaccharides or as small molecules called sugars....   [tags: sugar substitutes, saccharin]

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My Experiment on Making and Launching a Rocket

- The reason I chose this experiment is because I like rockets and space travel. I like the part where you make the rocket and it is tedious work, but you get the fun to fly it over the heads of everyone. My topic could be used for a school project or something. Before I start to talk about how my rocket is going to be assembled, I’ll tell you a bit on the history of rockets. The first rocket were made in China using their gunpowder and the rockets were just used as fireworks. After a few years, the Chinese realised how deadly the rockets could be when they strapped rockets to arrows and fired them....   [tags: space travel, propulsion ]

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Marked Incease in Obesity in the U.S.

- Over the last fifty years the United States has had a marked increase in the rates of obesity. Obesity, which is described by an individual having a Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥30, was only observed in 13.4% of the American population in 1960 (1). However, over the course of the next five decades, those rates have increased from 13.4% in 1960 to 35.7% of Americans in 2010 in 2010 (1). When including those who are not just obese, but those who are overweight as well (described as a patient having a BMI between 25 and 30), the statistics are even more disheartening, two out of every three adults in the United States considered overweight or obese....   [tags: calories, nutrition, metoballic disorder]

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The Reasons Why Foreign Companies Are Moving

- We have seen since early 1980’s in the 2000s companies from all over the world have been investing trillions of dollars in China market. Recently we saw this demand nearly double with the last few years. Large numbers of corporations are leaving their home country and opening headquarters abroad in China. These companies include many types of industries but mainly, Software, Mining and Cosmetics industry, many big names such as Google, Microsoft and Apple also have their offices in China. Pepsi and Coca – Cola have also joined in on some of the profit....   [tags: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Pepsi, Soft drink]

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Effects Of Obesity On The Health Field

- Obesity Etiologies During the last few centuries, humans’ lives have witnessed a lot of development in various fields. As a result, the change in these fields was reflected on the way humans live their life. One of these fields is health field. Health field has been developing at a miraculous rate. The advanced health field has changed a lot of medical aspect. Up until recently, obesity was regarded to be an overweight; nevertheless, the American Medical Association has classified obesity as a chronic disease (Pollack)....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Dieting, Fat]

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Questionable Ingredients of Non Organic Food

- Walking through the continuously open hole at the front of the super market, a gush of warm air surrounded me and seemed to take my memory of items to buy as I walked through it. Meandering through the produce section, I pulled out my trusty list and began to read through it. Grocery shopping was a newly awarded task to me since getting my own car and I was eager to fulfill it. However, I often found myself starring at several items, all technically the one thing I needed, and I would be clueless as to which one was healthiest, preferred by the family, or was of the best quality....   [tags: organic food, food production,grocery shopping]

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The Importance of Yeast for Humans

- Yeast is a single- celled fungi which may grow fast if it is in the right condition and environment (The University of Arizona, n.d.). This fungi is egg shaped and very small and can only be seen with a microscope. The cell has a very thin membrane to it (HowStuffWorks, n.d.). Yeast are found in the water, in soil, on the skins of humans and animals, and on the surface of plants. A yeast cell reproduces asexually by budding. However, when conditions are adverse the cell reproduces sexually until conditions return to normal....   [tags: cell, fungi, reproduce, sugar, temperature]

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The Draining, Heartbreaking Disease of Leukemia

- Leukemia Cancer is a draining disease condition that is heartbreaking to have to watch a family member or friend go through. Never mind having to be the one to endure the pain and agony on daily basis if you are the subject of the painstaking disease. I have a personal story behind tis disease. I, fortunately, was on the family member side of the fence having to watch my grandmother go through this but unfortunate in having to watch her in agonizing, hindering pain everyday. I would have given anything to take it all away from her....   [tags: cancer, patent, nursing]

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Healthy Lunches - Healthy Meals

- Healthy Lunches Can Lead to Better Schooling After spending almost half of a day in endless testing, lectures, and assignments, we wander into the cafeteria; starving and hoping for something filling and nutritious to keep us going through the rest of the day. You get a tray and have to hold back a gag at the site of the slop they ladle onto the tray. The nauseating smell of boiled, rubbery hot dogs; the wretched grittiness of “whole grain” tortillas; all have you regretting the decision not to pack a lunch....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, School, Meal]

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Documentary: Hungry For Change

- Hungry for Change is a thought provoking documentary produced by James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch that delves into the implications of eating a modern diet. Using pathos, facts and figures, and association, Hungry for Change delivers a meritorious performance that engages viewers and leaves them questioning their own diet and lifestyle choices. The film’s use of rhetorical and advertising strategies and its ability to captivate viewers make this an effective, life changing documentary. As obesity and medical problems due to diet become a larger issue within society, it is imperative to educate humans on the importance of maintaining a healthy diet....   [tags: Film Analysis, Strategies, Diet]

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Genetically Modified Organisms : The Food Chain Of The Human Body And Its Health

- Consumers are at the top of the food chain. Advancement in technology has changed the way of living and eating nutritious food without bioengineered or GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) genes. GMO’s are artificial organisms created from combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes used to increase animal feed and industrial growth in the world. Organic eating is beneficial to the wellbeing of the human body and its health. Americans have eaten GMO’s for many years whether they knew they were eating them or against eating them....   [tags: Genetically modified organism]

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Adhd And Its Effects On Children 's Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

- Treat ADHD Naturally With Diet and Supplements Does your child seem easily distracted, have difficulty following directions, and appear to act impulsively. Have you noticed that he or she gets upset easily, has poor coordination, and often complains of stomachaches. If so, your child could have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This condition affects more than one million children worldwide, so you are certainly not alone in your struggle. Although there are prescription medications that can help reduce the symptoms of ADHD, they often come with unwanted side effects....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Stirring Up The Bittersweet Truth : Sugar And Artificial Sweeteners

- Stirring up the Bittersweet Truth: Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners The body can become dependent upon sugars. They can become chemically and physically addictive to the body if not eaten in moderation. Sometimes the outcome is not worth the pleasure when it can lead to an early death. When it comes to sugar and artificial sweeteners, is one healthier than the other. At times, eating sweets can satisfy cravings, but it generally leads to eating more than the daily allowance of calories in one day and the excess calories are generally stored as fat....   [tags: Sugar, Nutrition, Sugar substitute, Sucralose]

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The Consumption Of A Healthy Diet Along With Regular Exercise

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The Soft Drink Industry, It Is Important For The Company

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The lack of Regulation for Food‎ Flavoring by Government

- ... By the 1960s, the American flavor industry was creating flavors to provide the taste for thousands of new foods (Why the Fries Taste Good). The flavor industry is one of the most secretive corporations in the world. Their safety precautions and technology are like government secrets. “The flavor industry is highly secretive (Why the Fries Taste Good).” The flavor industry companies will not let anyone know who uses their products or what formulas they use to make specific flavors or aromas for the food....   [tags: natural flavor, artificial flavor, safety]

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The Common Ingredients Derived From Gmo Risk Crops

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Managing Diabetes Through Diet and Weight Control

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The Dannon Company and Corporate Social Responsibility

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The Structure Function Of Protein And Peptides

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- Did you know there’s certain things you may be doing unwittingly to damage your brain. The three-pound organ in your head is complex, intelligent, and remarkable, so why damage it. We all lose brain cells occasionally — it’s part of life. But, consistently engaging in activities or taking substances that kill brain cells faster just isn’t smart. Here’s a few ways to kill your brain cells fast. Smoke cigarettes If lung cancer and heart disease isn’t enough, here’s one more reason to quit smoking....   [tags: Nervous system, Brain, Central nervous system]

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What Does Penicillin Treat?

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