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Western Diet (high sugar, refined carbs, unhealthy fats) alters genes and causes inflammation

New study (in mice) shows fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in a detrimental way.

Major points:

  1. The immune system reacts similarly to a high sugar, high (unhealthy) fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection.
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Nutrition

JAMA Forum: Income, Poverty, and Health Inequality

The health of people with low incomes historically has been a driver of public health advances in the United States. For example, in New York City, cholera deaths during outbreaks in 1832 and 1854 concentrated among the poor helped push forward the Metropolitan Health Law, which allowed for regulation of sanitary conditions in the city. 1,194 more words

Health Policy

Idaho Blue Cross Jumps Into Controversial Market For Plans That Bypass ACA Rules

Idaho Blue Cross Jumps Into Controversial Market For Plans That Bypass ACA Rules

That didn’t take long.

It’s barely been two weeks since Idaho regulators said they would allow the sale of health insurance that does not meet all of the Affordable Care Act’s requirements — a controversial step some experts said would likely draw legal scrutiny and, potentially, federal fines for any insurer that jumped in. 1,027 more words

Health Policy

Research a current health policy of your choice and discuss why you find it relevant to you personally and the population. You may also discuss any changes you would make to the policy. 6 more words

Academic Papers