Welcome to COAST
COAST supports Prop E: It is an exciting time for preventing childhood obesity. The soda tax is a possiblitity but there are strong big food forces trying their hardest to prevent this. COAST does not appreciate being surrounded by "Vote No on Prop E" billboards in our neighborhood paid for by the soda industry. Read about Robert Reich's recent experience being called at home by soda industry lobbyists.
IItems of Interest
Our most recent COAST/UCOP Seminar "Optimal Diets for Longevity: The Science, Not the Hype" featured Dean Ornish, PhD, Lynda Frasetto, MD, and Stephen Phinney, PhD. You can watch the seminar here
Researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation found that although there's been an increase in physical activity, there have also been increases in obesity rates over the last decade.
Researchers from McMaster University found the FTO gene, which is associated with obesity and also linked to an 8% decrease in a person's chances of developing depression.