CALORIE COUNTS COMING TO A RESTAURANT NEAR YOU! AND A BIKE PATH, TOO?

From this week’s New England Journal of Medicine:

Tucked away on page 455 of the 906-page health care reform act(Public Law 111-148) is a provision for listing calorie countson the menu boards of chain restaurants or adjacent to eachfood offered in vending machines and in retail stores. Establishmentswith 20 or more locations nationwide must post calories “ina clear and conspicuous manner,”

From a recent NY Times article:

“About 15 percent of people who come in to chain restaurants say the calorie information makes a difference in their purchasing decisions,” Ms. Nonas said.

And a new federal trust fund will pay for more bicycle paths, playgrounds, sidewalks and hiking trails.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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