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The Illusion of Diet Soda

on July 15th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Diet beverages rose in popularity primarily because they contain little to no calories. However, the calories that aren’t being consumed in these kinds of beverages are being consumed elsewhere. According to Dr. Ruopeng An, a University of Illinois Kinesiology and Community Health Professor, those calories are being consumed in the form of unhealthy foods. Dr. […]

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Children Eat Worse at Home than at Daycare

on July 5th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Providing a child with a proper diet is vital for their future health. But what if we told you that daycare and child care centers are feeding children healthier foods than they get at home? That’s what a recent study from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has concluded. Let’s start with why child care […]

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Eat More, Exercise Less…?

on June 30th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Quick: What’s the first thing you think of after you eat a Clif Bar or a bowl of Wheaties? Do you want more? You wouldn’t be the only one according to a recent study published in the Journal of Marketing Research which states that not only will you eat more of these “fitness foods,” but […]

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Asthma Severity Improves with Weight Loss

on June 15th, 2016 Leave a Comment

The chronic lung disease, asthma, affects one out of every 12 people in the United States with varying levels of severity. For some, treating asthma can be as simple as using an inhaler when they begin to wheeze; for others, it can be serious enough to completely restrict breathing and result in a trip to […]

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More Protein Can Improve Appetite and Diet in Teens

on June 5th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Controlling your appetite is essential to maintaining a healthy diet and weight. A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri shows that protein in the afternoon can reduce your appetite for the rest of the day and reduces unhealthy snacking among teenagers. “Our research showed that eating high-protein snacks in the afternoon […]

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Poor Protein and Carbohydrate Food Choices Lead to Weight Gain

on May 25th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Glycemic load (GL) is a term often associated with type 2 diabetes. It’s a barometer of how much food needs to be consumed to raise blood glucose. However, what about its relation to weight gain? That’s what researchers from Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University sought to find out. In a […]

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Physicians Recommendation Leads to Weight Loss

on May 5th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Even though providers often find it difficult to speak with their patients about their weight, a new study shows that a physician recommendation is effective in achieving weight loss results. The study, published in the Journal ofEconomics & Human Biology, showed that patients who were recommended to lose weight by their physician lost more weight […]

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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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