- pose /pohz/
- cohort /KOH-hawrt/
- cardiovascular /kaar-dee-ow-VA-skyuh-lur/
- moderation /mod-uh-REY-shuhn/
- curb /kurb/
[verb] – to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty
The chemicals pose real threats to living things.
[noun] – a group of people who share a characteristic, usually age
They collected data from a cohort of more than 1,000 patients.
[adjective] – relating to the heart and blood vessels (= tubes that carry blood around the body
Trans fats are bad for cardiovascular health.
[noun] – the quality of doing something within reasonable limits
Drink alcohol but in moderation.
[verb] – to control or limit something that is not wanted
This tea is great if you want to curb your appetite.
“Our study suggests artificially sweetened beverages may not be a healthy substitute for sugar drinks, and these data provide additional arguments to fuel the current debate on taxes, labeling and regulation of sugary drinks and artificially sweetened beverages” said lead author Eloi Chazelas. If consumed in moderation, artificial sweeteners can be used to reduce calories for people planning to lose weight. Dr. Andrew Freeman, co-chair of the American College of Cardiology said that people mistakenly believe that artificially sweetened beverages are better than sugary drinks but recent evidence shows possible harms specifically in women. Freeman added that it’s best to curb food additives not only in drinks but processed foods in general.
True or False:
- Artificially sweetened beverages have the same risks on health as sugar.
- The researchers collected data from over 100,000 people from France.
- Participants were divided into two groups.
- If artificial sweeteners were taken in moderation, it can help lessen calories for people who want to lose weight.
- Dr. Freeman’s advice is to limit intake of food additives.
- How important is the NutriNet Sante study? Why?
- Should people stop consuming artificial sweeteners altogether and just use natural sugars instead? Explain your answer.
- What do you do when you have sugar cravings?
- Do you read food labels when you buy food from the supermarket? Why or why not?
- What do you usually eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
Express Your Opinion:
- “Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.”
— Old English Proverb
- “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
— Jim Rohn
- “Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.”
— Bethenny Frankel