The Dr. Oz Show medical staff chose the top most innovative, interesting and influential health headlines of 2012. Each day until the new year, we’ll round up and revisit the major headlines that had a profound effect on science, medicine and your health over the last 12 months.
Headline #14: FDA Confirms Alarming Levels of Arsenic in our Rice
Last year, Consumer Reports and The Dr. Oz Show investigated the arsenic levels in our apple juice supply. Now, Consumer Reports has confirmed alarming levels in our US-grown rice supply
Though many experts have been urging the FDA to set limits for arsenic in food and food agencies in other countries have already set safety standards for rice, the FDA still did not recommend “that consumers change their consumption of rice and rice products at this time.”
After several months, the FDA still hasn’t changed their views on consuming rice or rice products; however, we should expect an update soon.
This important story shows the nation’s growing concern about our food supply. Now, more than ever, we are questioning our conventional thoughts on food, where it comes from, and whether we can actually trust the hands that feed us.
Read More of 2012’s Top Health Stories:
- Headline #6 (Tie):Killer Energy Drinks & Manmade Body Parts
- Headline #7: Prominent Psychiatrist Retracts Research Article on Gay Reparative Therapy
- Headline #8: Marijuana Legal in Two US States After 2012 Election
- Headline #9: Bionic Leg Becomes Reality
- Headline #10: Stanford Study Questions Nutritional Value of Organic Foods
- Headline #11: Rosie O’Donnell’s Heart Attack & A New Diabetes Drug
- Headline #12: Are You Mom Enough?
- Headline #13: Treating Diabetes With Bariatric Surgery?
- Headline #15: Could Artificial Butter Flavoring Cause Alzheimer’s?