This week we take a look at a couple of news stories in the headlines this past week. Up first is a study involving food labeling, and whether there are more effective approaches to food labels that might help consumers make better and more consistent food choices. And, we also examine a recent study published in the Journal of Functional Foods that looks at the effects of caffeine on a holiday-infused diet that is higher in fats and sugars.
Evolution of Food Labeling
Can Caffeine Prevent Holiday Weight Gain?
References and Links from Episode 41:
Effects of physical activity calorie equivalent food labelling to reduce food selection and consumption: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled studies
Caffeine, but not other phytochemicals, in mate tea (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hilaire) attenuates high-fat-high-sucrose-diet-driven lipogenesis and body fat accumulation
US Food Label Example
EU Food Label Examples
PACE Food Label (Addition) Mockup
“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."