Dr. Simon Evans is a research scientist at the University of Michigan studying the role of diet in mental health. Dr. Evans holds a PhD in molecular and cellular biology and is a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the UM. He seeks to understand how dietary approaches can help patients with mental health disorders, such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Fast food restaurants are being forced to display calorie information. Will this help reverse the health care crisis?
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When did we start associating youth sports with all the post-game treats. Is it possible for us to teach our kids to have fun in sports without sugar?
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