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Fast Food - Eating and Your Feellings - Junk Food and Emotional Over Eating

Study Finds Simple Fix to Curb Unhealthy Eating Caused by Stress

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern.
New Childhood Obesity Calculation

New Way to Spot Adolescent Obesity Better Than BMI

The body mass index calculations that physicians have been relying on for decades may not be accurate for assessing body fat in adolescents between...
Childhood Obesity Quadruples Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Childhood Body Mass Index Quadruples Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Study finds link between childhood body mass index and metabolic health, showing a dramatic increase in risk of type 2 diabetes for kids with...
Allulose - Rare Sugar Sweetener and Diabetes

Rare Sugar Sweeteners Helped Control Blood Glucose in Study

According to a recent study, low-calorie, natural rare sugars could help regulate glucose levels, which would make them a good option as a sweetener...
Photo of Sweetened, Caffeinated Soda : Lack of Sleep Leads to Drinking Sugar Sweetened Drinks with Caffeine

Less Sleep Leads to Drinking Sugary, Caffeinated Drinks

A recent study links shorter sleep with an increase in sugar-sweetened, caffeinated drink consumption -- and while the reason seems obvious, the study shows...
Photo of Pears - a Fermentable Carbohydate. Fermentable Carbohydrate and Obesity

Fermentable Carbohydrate May Protect Against Obesity

Researchers tested a high-fat diet that contained fermentable carbohydrate and found that it protected against obesity, but relied on a speficif receptor. The team of...
Photo of Tai Chi Class - Obesity Now Ties Cancer as Top Health Threat

Obesity Taken as Seriously as Cancer, Worse than Heart Disease

Americans now take obesity as seriously as cancer, and say it's an even bigger health threat than heart disease, the nation's leading killer.Understanding of...
Photo of a Big Breakfast - Less Sleep Leads to Eating More

Lost Sleep Makes You Eat More Calories, Says Study

Sleep deprivation may result in people consuming more calories during the following day, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis led by researchers at...

Weight Watchers Better for Type 2 Diabetes than Standard Care

Study to see if Weight Watchers led to better outcomes for people with type 2 diabetes than standard care has been published - showing...
Image of Fish OIl Capsules

Experts Say Cut Omega-6, Boost Omega-3 to Curb Obesity Rates

Experts are urging that we cut dietary omega 6 and boost omega 3 to curb soaring obesity rates, citing the the current ratio is...
McDonalds Food Label on French Fries

Do Fast Food Calorie Labels Help? Study has the Answer.

Researchers from New York University shows whether fast-food menu calorie counts help consumers make healthy choices  - or not - in a new study...
Health Challenge

Challenge: Atlanta Physicians Prescribe Food as Medicine

A group of Atlanta physicians are challenging patients and residents to a health challenge based on a plant-based diet which can boost metabolism, lower...
Obalon Balloon System for Weight Loss

Obalon Balloon System for Weight Loss, FDA Approves Marketing

The Obalon Balloon System, a weight-loss system that uses gastric balloons to occupy space in the stomach, has been approved by the FDA for...
Citrus Fruit Prevents Diabetes, Heart Disease, Liver Disease

Citrus Fruits May Help Prevent Obesity-Related Diabetes, Heart and Liver Disease

Being obese increases the risk of developing heart disease, liver disease and diabetes, but researchers report that citrus fruit may help prevent the effect...
Health Benefits of Playing Pokemon Go!

Stealth Exergaming: Studying Health Benefits of Pokémon Go

A Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine called on researchers to conduct well-designed studies of active video games, like Pokemon Go, to...
Personal Diet Plan vs. One Size Fits All

Personalized Nutrition Beats “One Size Fits All” Approach in Dieting

A new study has found that a personalized, or individualized, approach to dieting is more effective than the one-size-fits-all approach many people are encouraged...

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