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Sunday, 01 February 2015 12:31

New Obesity Study Misses The Mark

A new review of scientific data published this week in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings claims that added sugars are the primary driver of diabetes. According to lead study author James DiNicolantonio, a research scientist at St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, "It's refined carbs and added sugars that lead to insulin resistance and diabetes, which leads to high insulin levels, which drives obesity."

According to a new study published in medical journal The Lancet, obesity can take nearly a decade off your life. In terms of "healthy life years" without obesity-related diseases (diabestes, hypertension), the number is twice as high.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 13:01

Five Tips For Losing Weight in the New Year

The new year is upon us. For would-be dieters, it can be a new beginning, or a return to old habits. Many of us who could benefit from healthy eating habits have already made commitments and fallen off the wagon. Why? Because change is difficult. The good news: once you begin your weight loss journey, things get easier.

Friday, 09 January 2015 12:35

What is BMR, And Why Is It Important?

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the amount of energy your body uses at rest. It is often used as a baseline to calculate how many calories you can eat, and how much exercise you should do, to maintain a healthy weight.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 14:31

Teen Obesity: Focus On Healthy Behaviors

A new study from Brigham Young University shows that overweight teens who successfully lost weight did so for health reasons, and not to impress their peers or parents.

Monday, 05 January 2015 11:32

Resign from the Clean Your Plate Club Now

Were you raised in a home where "clean your plate" was the rule? Our ancestors may have come from countries where hunger and poverty were normal, but today in America we have an abundance of food. Now our health problems come from overeating, not undereating.

Sunday, 21 December 2014 16:50

Dr. Oz's Fall From Grace

Dr. Mehmet Oz is a celebrity doctor who appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show from 2004 through 2009. In 2009, The Dr. Oz Show, co-produced by Winfrey, debuted to the highest daytime TV ratings on record and won three consecutive Emmy Awards.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:38

Family Meals Help Keep Obesity Away

A new study from the University of Minnesota finds that calm, happy family meals may have an effect on obesity rates.

Artificial sweeteners have long been used as a sugar substitute by dieters. But do they really help us lose weight? A new study published in the journal Nature shows that artificial sweeteners may actually contribute to the problems of obesity and diabetes.

Sunday, 07 September 2014 19:29

Report: U.S. Obesity Rates by State

A new report from Trust for America's Health lists obesity rates by state.

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