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The long, strange history of dieting fads

The long, strange history of dieting fads

William the Conqueror was healthy most of his life, but he became so overweight in later years that he went on a liquid diet consisting of almost nothing but alcohol. He lost enough weight to resume riding his cherished horse, but a riding accident soon led to his untimely death.

November 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rich American seniors are getting healthier, leaving the poor behind

Rich American seniors are getting healthier, leaving the poor behind

The U.S. has seen substantial improvements in life expectancy over the past century. However, a closer look tells a worrisome story: The health divide is widening across socioeconomic groups. Gains in good health primarily went to more advantaged groups.

September 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctors need to tell people they can get rid of type 2 diabetes through weight loss – nutrition expert

Doctors need to tell people they can get rid of type 2 diabetes through weight loss – nutrition expert

Type 2 diabetes is one of the commonest and most expensive diseases. What most people don’t know is that with a bit of hard work, it is possible to become non-diabetic again. Beating the disease, however, typically requires losing more than 30 pounds.

September 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Want to fix America’s health care? First, focus on food – viewpoint

Want to fix America’s health care? First, focus on food – viewpoint

Food is the number one cause of poor health in America. Poor diet is not just about individual choice, but about the systems that make eating poorly the default for most Americans. If we want to cut down on disease and achieve meaningful health care reform, we should make it a top priority to address our nation’s nutrition crisis.

September 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hypertension, obesity contributing factors in maternal deaths in WA

Hypertension, obesity contributing factors in maternal deaths in WA

Obesity and hypertension were common factors in the 69 pregnancy-related maternal deaths reported in Washington state in 2014-2015.

August 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The diet paradox: why your subconscious makes you crave naughty foods

The diet paradox: why your subconscious makes you crave naughty foods

Dieting often involves “giving up” more pleasurable foods in an attempt to reduce calorie intake. But if we are asked to avoid eating a food we enjoy, we often crave it – and even have a greater desire to consume the forbidden item than if we have not been deprived.

July 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

n a landmark report, scientists have endorsed three strategies for preventing dementia and cognitive decline associated with normal aging — being physically active, engaging in cognitive training and controlling high blood pressure.

July 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Researchers use smartphone data to gauge physical activity worldwide

Researchers use smartphone data to gauge physical activity worldwide

Globally, the average user recorded about 5,000 steps per day. But amount of activity often varied greatly within countries, with greater inequality being linked to higher rates of obesity.

July 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
The yoga paradox: how yoga can cause pain and treat it

The yoga paradox: how yoga can cause pain and treat it

Yoga carries with it a higher than expected risk of a painful wrist, elbow and shoulder, possibly due to poses like downward dog, new research suggests. But it’s not all bad news. The same study adds to growing evidence yoga can help manage low back and neck pain.

July 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
What’s the best way for children to lose weight? Here’s what the research says

What’s the best way for children to lose weight? Here’s what the research says

An increasing number of children and adolescents across the world are too heavy for their age, height and sex. Fortunately, new evidence reveals that there are proven, effective ways to tackle overweight and obesity in the young.

June 25, 2017 | By | Reply More