Latest Mark A. Pereira Stories

2010-01-01 13:00:00

A new report suggests that studies reporting a link between sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain have garnered a lot of attention but research on the issue has actually yielded mixed results, Reuters reported. Dr. Mark A. Pereira, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and an author on the report, told Reuters Health that the purported link between soft drinks and other beverages and obesity risk is unclear and complicated, especially in youth. Research from Pereira and colleagues...

2004-11-29 18:00:12

TUESDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDayNews) -- A diet rich in the type of carbohydrates that maintain a more stable blood sugar beats out a conventional low-fat diet in reducing the risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers compared a diet rich in carbohydrates with a low glycemic index -- the type that stabilizes blood sugar -- with a conventional low-fat diet that included carbohydrates with a high glycemic index. "Carbohydrates with a low glycemic index are...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.