Category Archive for: ‘Obesity’

How Carbs Can Trigger Food Cravings

By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Are all calories created equal? A new study suggests that in at least one important way, they may not be. Sugary foods and drinks, white bread and other processed carbohydrates that are known to cause abrupt spikes and falls in blood sugar appear to stimulate parts of the brain involved in hunger, craving and reward, the new …

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Get Up. Get Out. Don’t Sit.

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Just as we were all settling in front of the television to watch the baseball playoffs, two new studies about the perils of sitting have spoiled our viewing pleasure. The research, published in separate medical journals this month, adds to a growing scientific consensus that the more time someone spends sitting, especially in front of the television, …

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Which Diet Works?

By MARK BITTMAN One of the challenges of arguing that hyperprocessed carbohydrates are largely responsible for the obesity pandemic (“epidemic” is no longer a strong enough word, say many experts) is the notion that “a calorie is a calorie.” Accept that, and you buy into the contention that consuming 100 calories’ worth of sugar water (like Coke or Gatorade), white …

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New Dietary Advice From Government: Just Eat Less

The New York TimesJanuary 31, 2011By ANDREW MARTIN The latest nutrition guidelines released Monday by the federal government reiterate much of the advice from previous years: eat less salt and saturated fats, eat more fruits and vegetables and whole grains. But there is a startling difference. This time, the government suggests that Americans also just eat less. More specifically, the …

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Knee Pain More Likely In Overweight Or Obese Individuals.

Don’t do it for yourself — but for your kneesSeptember 3, 2008Los Angeles Times If your knees are pain-free, enjoy it while you can. Almost half of Americans will develop knee osteoarthritis by the time they’re 85, new research suggests. If the nation keeps packing on the pounds, that number could rise. Extra weight is hard on the knees, which …

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