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Eating to the Xtreme

June 4, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

It's that time again. The Center for Science in the Public Interest has announced the latest winners of its Xtreme Eating Awards. I always love this feature because it fascinates me that people would actually order this stuff off the menu. Or that people sit around and think this stuff up. I mean we are talking about entrees that tip the nutritional scale at 2,000 calories. I haven't heard of half of these restaurants (hopefully they'll never come to Maine), but I have heard of The Cheesecake Factory,...

center for science in the public interest, obesity, type 2 diabetes, Xtreme Eating Awards

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The bigger question for me: Why drink soda at all?

June 1, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

You can't outlaw foolishness, as my cube neighbor Jo-Ellen likes to say. You've likely heard by now of Mayor Bloomberg's grand plan to ban the sale of sweetened drinks (read: soda) over 16 ounces. The reasons are obvious. Soda has zero nutritional value and is high calorie to boot. It's bad for your teeth. It's bad for your skin contributing to everything from acne to wrinkles. It's bad for your wasteline but if you regulary consume it, you probably don't have a wasteline to speak off so don't worry...

center for science in the public interest, Diabetes, mayor bloomberg, Sleep Apnea, soda, soda summit

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