Wed Jan 24 2018

Category: Diet / Weight Loss

Fast Food Is Contributing to Obesity

Posted in Diabetes / Blood Sugar, Diet / Weight Loss, Exercise / Fitness, Foods / Drinks, Health Conditions

Fast food restaurants.  For most Americans, you can't live without them, but can you live with them?  They dot the landscape of our country, city after city.  But with a Nation on the run with countless single parents, or couples trying to split time between work and the demands of a heavy family schedule, those [&hellip

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Study Looks at Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Posted in Diet / Weight Loss, Exercise / Fitness, Foods / Drinks, Heart Health, Mental Health, Research

Following the Mediterranean diet could be linked to health benefits.  What is the Mediterranean diet?  Basically, it's one with plenty of olive oil, grains, fruits, veggies, fish, and lean meats.  The Mediterranean diet has been shown to be linked to a reduced risk for many illnesses including heart disease, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's.  This has been [&hellip

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Research on ADHD and the Brain

Posted in Diet / Weight Loss, Drug / Alcohol Abuse, Mental Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Research, Screenings / Tests

There is a great mystery surrounding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and its cause. Controversy swirls around treatment.  We are continuing to learn a great deal about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Now, a new study looking at brain imaging from the NIH has uncovered the first definitive evidence that patients suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [&hellip

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Obesity and Measuring Ideal Body Weight

Posted in Diet / Weight Loss, Exercise / Fitness, Research

We know that obesity is a major health problem in this country.  Clearly, when we talk about obesity, we can't ignore the fact that it's attacking young people.  I often talk about health problems associated with obesity, but one of the key problems with reports on obesity is the fact that very few of us [&hellip

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The Key to Staying Young

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Do you want to stay young?  If you want to stay young, you don't have to use special facial creams or start the latest fad diet.  Believe it or not, you just need to use common sense and care for yourself.  The most important step is eating a balanced diet; plenty of fruits, vegetables, and [&hellip

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A Spoonful of Sugar

Posted in Diet / Weight Loss, Exercise / Fitness, Foods / Drinks, Research

A spoonful of sugar.  Americans are swallowing 22 teaspoons each day.  It's time to cut back.  That's according to the American Heart Association.  Most of that added sugar actually comes from soft drinks and candy; three hundred and fifty-five calories, the equivalent of guzzling two cans of soda and eating a chocolate bar.  By comparison, [&hellip

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Research on the Link Between Obesity and Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes / Blood Sugar, Diet / Weight Loss, Research

It has been a mystery in modern medicine.  We know that people who are obese are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, but why does this happen?  In recent months, there has been quite a bit of research looking at the issue.  According to research in the journal Nature, inflammation within the fat tissue [&hellip

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Study Assesses Three Approaches to Diets

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It was a fascinating report in the New England Journal of Medicine looking at three approaches to diet; the low-carb diet, the low-fat diet, and the so-called Mediterranean diet.  They all achieve weight loss and improve cholesterol, but the low-carb diet improved cholesterol more than the other two.  The study lasted two years and 85% [&hellip

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Blueberries May Help Fight Belly Fat and Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes / Blood Sugar, Diet / Weight Loss, Digestion / Stomach, Foods / Drinks, Heart Health

Michigan researchers think eating blueberries could help fight belly fat and diabetes.  Their research was presented in New Orleans and the effects are thought to be due to the high level of naturally occurring antioxidants in blueberries.  There are some problems with the study.  First, it was performed in rats and blueberries made up 2% [&hellip

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Behavior Modification Programs for Weight Loss

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They are called behavior modification programs.  These are attempts to help people lose weight, adjusting their approach to diet and exercise.  They have repeatedly been shown to help people knock off the pounds, but what about keeping off the weight?  Now there is new information to support the continuing role of behavioral support.  It is [&hellip

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