SIRC Media Watch Archive
Panics and Scares – January 2005

Fidgeting helps separate the lean from the obese, study finds. Strolling to the bus stop, fidgeting during a meeting, standing up to stretch, jumping off the couch to change channels, and engaging in other minor physical activities can make the difference between being lean and obese, researchers reported yesterday. Washington Post

Too much liver may be harmful. People who eat liver at least once a week should resist any temptation to increase their consumption because the food contains so much retinol, or vitamin A, according to draft recommendations published yesterday. Guardian