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Research In the News – Right to Know and the Importance of Fitness
A few interesting news items have popped up in the last few days that I wanted to talk about.
First – big news to those of us following the trail of CA Prop. 37. A study was released yesterday showing a link between genetically modified foods and mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage and other serious illnesses. This is the first long-term peer reviewed study showing a link between disease and GMO’s. While this is only the first study to show a link, at this point I agree that it concretely proves that consumers should have a right to know what is in their food. Until additional conclusive research is completed, let people decide for themselves. Go read CARightToKnow.org for more information.
Second – An article was published in the NY Times on Monday about the connection between disease and weight. While the findings of the research raise additional questions, what researchers are concluding is that fitness plays a HUGE role in a person’s overall health. Basically, thin and unfit is just as bad as overweight and unfit. The key connection is fitness.
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Did you read about either of these news pieces? Food and fitness… sounds like they go rather hand in hand. Stop worrying about being skinny… just eat real food and get some exercise.