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New Medicare perk for diabetes prevention stumbles at rollout

New Medicare perk for diabetes prevention stumbles at rollout

Medicare’s new diabetes prevention program — a yearlong series of classes about healthy eating, physical activity and behavioral change for people at high risk of developing diabetes — is getting off to a rocky star and except in a few locations isn’t up and running yet.

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wealthy Americans know less than they think they do about food and nutrition

Wealthy Americans know less than they think they do about food and nutrition

Affluent Americans are more likely to encounter unsubstantiated information – online, among friends and family, and at farmers’ markets and pricier upscale grocery stores – that raise unfounded concerns about technology. The result is a persistent perception that certain “organic” or non-GMO products are somehow healthier, which is unsupported by research.

April 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Yes, too much sugar is bad for our health – here’s what the science says

Yes, too much sugar is bad for our health – here’s what the science says

Sugar tends to increase you’re belly fat — visceral fat is especially harmful because it increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. But what does the science say about sugar and the raft of other conditions we see in the headlines every other week? Let’s look at two examples: dementia and cancer.

March 10, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Can coffee improve your workout? The science of caffeine and exercise

Can coffee improve your workout? The science of caffeine and exercise

So will drinking a cup of joe before your workout actually make a difference? The answer could depend as much on your genes as what kind of coffee you’re drinking.

March 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Busting 5 myths about eating disorders

Busting 5 myths about eating disorders

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person unreasonably limits food intake and excessively exercises to prevent weight gain. Individuals who suffer from this disorder appear extremely thin. However, the other most common eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, uses bingeing and purging to control weight. These people may appear healthy, despite the internal damage being done to their bodies.

March 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Processed food linked to cancer? Uncritical media coverage ignores problems with study

Processed food linked to cancer? Uncritical media coverage ignores problems with study

News stories suggesting we are all going to die from what we eat seem to be very popular. But foods into poisons by stating that individual foods or food groups are “bad” or cause cancer simplifies an extremely complex topic to a point and can be misleading.

February 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Low carb, Paleo or fasting – which diet is best?

Low carb, Paleo or fasting – which diet is best?

At this time of year, we are bombarded with books and TV shows telling us what we should be eating and how best to lose weight. Particularly in vogue are low-carb diets, Paleo diets and intermittent fasting diets. But which diet is the most effective for sustained weight loss – not to mention good health?

January 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
When food stamps pass as tickets to better health

When food stamps pass as tickets to better health

For every dollar worth of food stamps enrollees spend on fresh produce in a given month, they receive a one-to-one match, up to $10, $20 or $40, which they can spend only on more fruits and vegetables.

January 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
New Year’s resolve flagging? Some tips on staying on track.

New Year’s resolve flagging? Some tips on staying on track.

Whether it’s eating better, dropping a few pounds, sleeping more or kicking nicotine to the curb once and for all, public health scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are here with science-based tips for avoiding dead ends and wrong turns as you head down the 2018 resolution road.

January 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Why your doctor may not be able to help you lose weight – Viewpoint

Why your doctor may not be able to help you lose weight – Viewpoint

Weight loss is incredibly difficult. Unlike smokers who are trying to quit and can just throw out their cigarettes, people with obesity can’t simply throw away all of their food. Patients with obesity need to identify a new relationship with food, and understand how to have a healthful diet, and not just a diet to help one lose weight.

January 10, 2018 | By | Reply More