Breakfast, Kids Food, Nobel Oxygen

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 295

  • Nov 11, 2019 9:00 pm
  • 1:41:14 mins

Dispelling the Breakfast Myth (Originally Aired on: April 26, 2019) Monique Trello, Harvard Medical School Of course you know that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” You've heard it a million times. But is it true? Is breakfast even necessary? It turns out that both the cereal industry and the bacon industry helped create the mythos of breakfast.  How to Feed Children Healthy Foods in a Highly Processed World. Guest: Bettina Elias Siegel, author of Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World, creatorof The Lunch Tray blog. How do you feed children healthy foods in a world filled with candy, fast food, and pizza?  It’s certainly getting harder and harder, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Diving Sea Nomads Guest: Melissa Ilardo PhD an Evolutionary Genomicistwho works in molecular medicine at the University of Utah and in integrative biology at UC Berkeley. The Bajau have mind-blowing diving capabilities, and Dr. Ilardo’s study which examined spleen size and genetic comparisons shows that these abilities can be credited to natural selection for a few certain traits, which may also have medical significance for treating conditions such as hypoxia. Nobel Prize winning discovery. Guest: Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffefrom the University of Oxford, and 2019 Nobel Laureate.  The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or medicine was shared by three men—their names, William Kaelin, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza—who each contributed to a discovery of how cells detect and adjust to available oxygen levels.