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Are New Policies Affecting Obesity?

on April 25th, 2016 Leave a Comment

From regulations on soda to food establishments posting nutritional information, there have been numerous attempts of changes in policy and our environment to either stymie or reverse the trend of obesity. However, the question still remains: Is it working? Drexel University decided to seek out the answer to this question by observing “natural experiments” where […]

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In Good Company: How Much You Eat Depends on Who You Eat With

on April 15th, 2016 Leave a Comment

You are the company you keep. We’re sure you have heard the saying before — probably from your parents when you were growing up in an effort to make sure that you were surrounding yourself with good people and staying out of trouble. Or maybe they meant what and how much you eat. A recent […]

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Watch What You Eat, DON’T Eat What You Watch

on April 5th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Much of what we see on TV is for entertainment and shouldn’t be seen as things we act out in real life. Who would have thought that one of those things is cooking? Food television networks often produce exquisite dishes prepared by professionals and amateurs, but when we bring these dishes out of the television […]

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Variety by the Pound

on March 5th, 2016 Leave a Comment

If I gave you something, there isn’t much decision needed on your part on what you receive. However, what if I gave you two things and told you to choose one? That can tend to be a little more difficult. Now take that analogy and multiply it by a million. The amount of food choices […]

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The “Hidden Cost” of Obesity

on February 25th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Obesity has turned into a billion dollar pandemic. According to a Cornell University study published in the Journal of Health Economics, the cost for obesity has been as high as $190 billion annually with no decrease in sight. Yet, beyond the obvious costs (medical bills for obesity-related conditions, for one), what about the “hidden costs” […]

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Should You Be Told What to Drink?

on February 15th, 2016 Leave a Comment

“All the credible evidence highlights that, as a nation, we are consuming too much sugar in our diet.” From what you continuously hear, if I asked you what nation this person is referring to your first guess would most likely be the United States. Correct? However this quote shows that obesity is a global problem […]

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Couples More Likely to Lose Weight

on February 5th, 2016 Leave a Comment

One of the main roles of our significant other is to be our support system; it’s no different in our weight loss journey. There was actually a study done to observe the benefits of lifestyle changes in couples. What they found is more a reinforcement as oppose to a revelation, we’re more likely to make […]

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Get Back on Track

on February 1st, 2016 Leave a Comment

Here’s a scenario: You’re a month into the New Year and there’s a problem with your New Year’s resolution: You aren’t where you want to be with your weight loss. You set a goal, but at this point you’ve either stopped making progress or haven’t started at all. Anxiety might be setting in. Don’t fret! […]

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Being Overweight is Too Expensive

on January 25th, 2016 Leave a Comment

As if there was another reason you needed to lose weight other than improved health, a recent study showed how much damage obesity can do to your wallet. Researchers at the University of Illinois sought out to see how much health care cost differs between people that are obese and smokers compared to people that […]

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What a Two-Year Old Burger Looks Like

on January 19th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Close your eyes and envision a burger. Now envision that burger two years later. After you open your eyes clickhere. Is it what you thought? What you see is a burger from McDonalds accompanied by a taco from Taco Bell that has aged two years. Dr. Jaqueline Vaughn from Vaughn Chiropractic placed the burger and […]

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