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Hospital walks back study linking aspartame to leukemia
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWM) has reportedly walked back a recent study claiming to link aspartame with an increased risk of leukemia, non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and other blood-related cancers


Phthalate Exposure Allegedly Linked to Fast-Food Consumption
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

A study has allegedly linked fast-food consumption to higher urinary phthalate-metabolite levels but not to increased bisphenol A (BPA) levels. Ami


ANH Claims Glyphosate Residues Present in Breakfast Foods
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) has released a white paper that allegedly identifies glyphosate residue in common breakfast foods, including


Boulder Public Health Group Advocates Excise Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

Healthy Boulder Kids has submitted to the city of Boulder, Colorado, a draft initiative that would impose on distributors a 2-cent per-ounce excise


Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp.: no class certification for obese teens
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

A judge from the U.S. Court of International Trade, sitting by designation in a New York federal district court, has determined that the obesity-related claims filed in 2002 against McDonald’s Corp. cannot be pursued as a class action


New Study Reevaluates Effect of Fat Intake on Cholesterol and Heart Disease Risk
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2016

A study reevaluating "the traditional diet-heart hypothesis" concludes that replacing dietary saturated fat with vegetable oils lowers serum


Study linking HFCs to obesity draws criticism from health experts
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2010

A recent study involving both short- and long-term animal experiments has purportedly linked high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to significant weight gain in rats


Energy drink makers target new demographic
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2013

Although the typical energy drink user is reportedly young and male, a recent news source indicates that a new demographic is emerging as a top


Salt Institute Disputes Sodium Recommendations in Federal Dietary Guidelines
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2016

The Salt Institute has penned an April 11, 2016, letter asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services


Plain Food Packaging Might Encourage Consumption
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2016

Plain food packaging for snack foods decreases purchase intention and brand perception but increases actual consumption among some consumers