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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Anna Walsh

HLTB03 Last Lec April 6 , 2011. Chapters 24+25 Exam: Sat April 30 , 7-9 pm GYM 40% 50 multiple choice questions Test all information from intranet, lecture, textbook, tutorial Covers chapters 15-25 (after midterm only) CURRENT EVENTS -eating well- maple syrup has same anticancer and anti-inflammatory contents as other superfoods -blueberries, green tea, flax seeds, and now research says maple syrup provides us with the same compunts -compounds in maple syrup may help keep blood surgar levels in check -it has polyphenols and they work to inhibit the enzymes that are involved in the conversion of carbs to sugar -has a wide variety of polyphenols; this research suggests 54 compounds in maple syrup -maple syrup is 100% pure, non refined, natural product Advisory panel to US FDA- recommended that the US FDA should do further research into the link between food colouring and childhood hyperactivity -they think there may be a link, but even so they are not recommending that the products that contain the dyes should have package warnings -there are a lot of children exhibiting ADD Should we continue to have fluorinated water? -torontos board of health voted on Monday, to continue adding fluoride to our city water -there was a 4 hr debate, many representatives, and they were trying to determine whether we should continue to have fluoride added to our water -fluoride was 1 added in 1963 to our water- added as a way to pevent tooth decay -they are adding 0.6 mgL which is within the accepted limitrange -there was a concern that if people would push to eliminate fluoride from the water, that we would have an issue with an increase with tooth decay- fluorinated water reduces tooth decay by 20-40% -people that were opposed to having fluoride, wuestioned whether it actually helps prevent cavities and also worried that there is a toxic effect related to haveing fluoride in the water -if we drink too much fluorinated water, we could be suceptable to brittle bones, leading to fractures skeletal fluorosis -how much is too much fluorinated water?
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