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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
Our fight with fat: Why is obesity getting worse?

Our fight with fat: Why is obesity getting worse?

Obesity’s roots are in American culture, from the stress of the workplace to the onslaught of food advertising, to our tradition of holiday overindulgence. The taste buds of our youth are raised on junk food and sugary treats, habits that follow children into adulthood.

January 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Which weight-loss plan is best for you — the British Dietetic Association weighs in.

Which weight-loss plan is best for you — the British Dietetic Association weighs in.

Some help with your New Year’s resolution to lose weight: The UK National Health Service has posted an analysis by the British Dietetic Association of a dozen of the most popular weight-loss plans. The analyses give you the pros and cons of each approach and renders a verdict on which are best. 

December 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Three or four cups of coffee a day does you more good than harm – study suggests

Three or four cups of coffee a day does you more good than harm – study suggests

Drinking moderate amounts of coffee – about three or four cups a day – is more likely to benefit our health than harm it. This is important to know because around the world over two billion cups of coffee are consumed every day.

November 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
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
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