Tag Archives: Food

PFAS Chemicals in Food: Expert QA

WebMD: Why should we be worried about them? Temkin: Peer-reviewed studies have linked exposure to these chemicals with weakened immune systems and lower vaccine effectiveness; low birth weights; endocrine disruption; thyroid disorders; increased cholesterol; hypersensitivity and greater risk of autoimmune diseases; and an increased risk of testicular, kidney, liver, and pancreatic cancers. WebMD: How widespread… Read More »

ICER should include quality of life in the value of food allergy treatments – STAT

Walk into any classroom in America today and you’ll likely find at least two children with a food allergy. More than 40% of such children have experienced a serious allergic reaction such as anaphylaxis, a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur suddenly after exposure to something you’re allergic to, such as peanuts. This… Read More »

Supermarkets misleading shoppers on healthy food, say nutritionists

Products high in salt and saturated fats are being marketed as healthy by leading supermarkets, BBC Radio 5 Live Investigates has found. The British Dietetic Association said stores including Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s were being “unhelpful” and “confusing” customers. The Royal Society for Public Health called for an independent supermarket regulator. Supermarkets said they were… Read More »