Category: Boston.com

Should You Follow a Gluten-Free Diet?

April 16th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

The gluten-free food trend is a marketing gold mine. The gluten-free industry is raking in over $10 billion annually as individuals are gobbling up these products…

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What’s on your Boston Marathon plate?

April 16th, 2014 in 2014, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

With over 35,000 runners jogging the 26.2 miles Boston Marathon course and an estimated 14 times that amount of spectators lining the route, this is New England’s most watched sporting event. So what should you eat to compete?…

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Is your dinnerware making you fat?

April 9th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

It could be, depending upon the size and color of the plate, according the researchers, Koert Van Ittersum and Brian Wansink. Their study published in the Journal of Consumer Research describes a visual perception bias, referred to as the “Delboeuf Illusion.” This optical illusion could be at play in determining how much food you put on your plate and subsequently eat…

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Healthier line up this year at Fenway Park concession stands

April 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Red Sox Nation is going to be treated to a healthier culinary line up this season when attending home games. While Fenway Park has been previously named one of the healthiest ballparks in major league baseball, the menu is going to expand even further this season…

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Whole grains in the spotlight this week

April 1st, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

If you haven’t added whole grains to your diet yet, it may be easier this week to make the change…

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The top 5 healthy processed foods that you should be eating

March 19th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

The “Farm to Fork” food trend has folks trying to get back to consuming foods more reminiscent of what came from their grandmother’s kitchen (sans the heavy cream sauces).  Processed foods carry the stigma of being less healthy, not as fresh, and inferior to what grandma would have allowed on the dinner table…

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Dole Recalls Bagged Salads Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

March 14th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad…

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Do our phones get in the way of our parenting?

March 11th, 2014 in 2014, Boston.com, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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The other day, I took four of my children to a restaurant. Although all but the youngest has a phone, they didn’t come out during the meal, except when my eldest wanted to show us what happens when you ask Siri “What does the fox say?”…

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How does restless legs syndrome impact long-term health?

March 5th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Newsmakers, Sanford Auerbach, School of Medicine 0 comments

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When patients describe the symptoms of restless legs syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbon Syndrome, it can sound like something out of a psychothriller movie. An ode to its name, the uncomfortable and often painful sensations of restless legs syndrome (RLS) begin when a person is sitting or sleeping. Patients often describe it as though small ants or worms are crawling all over a person’s limbs…

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“Although it’s an association over a period of time, restless legs is linked to cardiovascular disease and even morbidity and mortality. There’s something going on that’s more than a matter of simple discomfort for these folks.”

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The World’s Most Popular Food: Pizza

March 5th, 2014 in 2014, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Pizza is so wildly popular around the globe that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)  just released a dietary report on its consumption among Americans…

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