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Probiotics can prevent dangerous diarrheaProbiotics — those products that promise to replenish your gut’s 'healthy' microbes — do seem to help prevent dangerous diarrhea, researchers reported on Thursday.

Thu, 30 May 2013 23:03:16 GMT

(image) Probiotics — those products that promise to replenish your gut’s 'healthy' microbes — do seem to help prevent dangerous diarrhea, researchers reported on Thursday.


Probiotics — those products that promise to replenish your gut’s 'healthy' microbes — do seem to help prevent dangerous diarrhea, researchers reported on Thursday.



People think they're eating less than they arePeople may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.

Fri, 24 May 2013 19:30:36 GMT

(image) People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.


People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.



Report questioning salt guidelines riles heart experts

Tue, 14 May 2013 16:07:55 GMT

An unusual medical brawl erupted on Tuesday when the influential Institute of Medicine issued a report questioning the basis of years of advice for Americans to cut their salt intake in half.



Chris Christie's weight-loss procedure doesn't always workNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed that he's had gastric-band weight-loss surgery, which experts say has the least amount of short-term risk but also yields the least amount of weight loss.

Tue, 7 May 2013 21:05:01 GMT

(image) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed that he's had gastric-band weight-loss surgery, which experts say has the least amount of short-term risk but also yields the least amount of weight loss.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed that he's had gastric-band weight-loss surgery, which experts say has the least amount of short-term risk but also yields the least amount of weight loss.



Caffeinated gum raises health buzzA new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:53:48 GMT

(image) A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.


A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.



Dr. Oz's tips for losing those last 10 poundsStress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three main reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. Dr. Mehmet Oz shares tips on how to shed those final 10 pounds.

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:24:06 GMT

(image) Stress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three main reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. Dr. Mehmet Oz shares tips on how to shed those final 10 pounds.


Stress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three main reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. Dr. Mehmet Oz shares tips on how to shed those final 10 pounds.



How First Lady won over Miss. on school lunches

Fri, 1 Mar 2013 00:43:33 GMT

Despite its deeply red political leanings, it was Mississippi that early on embraced the first lady’s ideas about healthy food, and was the site where Mrs. Obama kicked off a two day, three-city tour touting the three-year anniversary of her “Let’s Move” initiative, which encourages kids to get and stay fit.



Why snacking at night is bad for you

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:40:03 GMT

Eating that bowl of Cocoa Puffs at night may be much worse than having it in the morning. The body tends to turn more of that food into fat at night, while turning it into fuel during the day, new research suggests.



High-glycemic foods tied to diabetes risk

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:47:15 GMT

People who eat a lot of low-fiber and processed foods that quickly spike blood sugars may, not surprisingly, have a significantly higher risk of the most common form of diabetes, according to a new study.



New rules would make school snacks healthier

Fri, 1 Feb 2013 17:34:07 GMT

The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.



Yogurt lovers have better diets

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:48:04 GMT

People who like yogurt may enjoy a better-balanced diet and get more key nutrients than people who never eat the cultured dairy product, new research shows.



Forget diets: Cutting fat keeps you slim

Fri, 7 Dec 2012 00:16:47 GMT

Swapping fatty foods for low-fat alternatives will keep you slim - and now there's World Health Organization-backed research to prove it.



Fat-shaming may curb obesity, bioethicist saysUnhappy with the slow pace efforts to curb America’s obesity epidemic, a prominent bioethicist is proposing an “edgier strategy” to promote weight loss: more social stigma. But others disagree sharply with Daniel Callahan of the Hastings Center.

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:40:53 GMT

(image) Unhappy with the slow pace efforts to curb America’s obesity epidemic, a prominent bioethicist is proposing an “edgier strategy” to promote weight loss: more social stigma. But others disagree sharply with Daniel Callahan of the Hastings Center.


Unhappy with the slow pace efforts to curb America’s obesity epidemic, a prominent bioethicist is proposing an “edgier strategy” to promote weight loss: more social stigma. But others disagree sharply with Daniel Callahan of the Hastings Center.



8 sneaky ways to avoid holiday poundsTrying to lose those pesky 10 pounds you gained on summer vacation or wondering how to prevent packing them on over the holidays? New research shows it can be done, 100 calories at a time.

Sun, 25 Nov 2012 17:49:23 GMT

(image) Trying to lose those pesky 10 pounds you gained on summer vacation or wondering how to prevent packing them on over the holidays? New research shows it can be done, 100 calories at a time.


Trying to lose those pesky 10 pounds you gained on summer vacation or wondering how to prevent packing them on over the holidays? New research shows it can be done, 100 calories at a time.



Even top nutritionists mourn the end of TwinkiesOk, admit it. With the threat that Hostess Brands could really go out of business, you are seriously considering a run to the grocery store to stock up on Twinkies. And you are not alone; they evoke such sweet memories that even top nutritionists are defending our right to eat them.

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:47:45 GMT

(image) Ok, admit it. With the threat that Hostess Brands could really go out of business, you are seriously considering a run to the grocery store to stock up on Twinkies. And you are not alone; they evoke such sweet memories that even top nutritionists are defending our right to eat them.


Ok, admit it. With the threat that Hostess Brands could really go out of business, you are seriously considering a run to the grocery store to stock up on Twinkies. And you are not alone; they evoke such sweet memories that even top nutritionists are defending our right to eat them.



LA declares 'Meatless Mondays' in vegetarian campaign

Sat, 10 Nov 2012 09:41:27 GMT

Los Angeles is hoping to persuade people to become vegetarian – at least one day per week.



Extra pounds may put you in the hospital

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 00:47:33 GMT

Regardless of lifestyle and other health-related factors, heavier people were more likely than lean ones to be hospitalized for a variety of conditions, according to an Australian study. What's more, this was the case not just for obese people but also for the merely overweight.



Cow named Daisy makes reduced-allergy milkPeople allergic to whey may be able to drink newly engineered milk without the unpleasant digestive consequences, according to research released Monday.

Mon, 1 Oct 2012 22:09:30 GMT

(image) People allergic to whey may be able to drink newly engineered milk without the unpleasant digestive consequences, according to research released Monday.


People allergic to whey may be able to drink newly engineered milk without the unpleasant digestive consequences, according to research released Monday.



She lost nearly 80 pounds on a 'Starbucks diet'Christine Hall didn’t join an expensive weight-loss program or sign up for a meal-delivery service to help her lose nearly 80 pounds. In fact, she never even goes to the grocery store.

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 21:53:52 GMT

(image) Christine Hall didn’t join an expensive weight-loss program or sign up for a meal-delivery service to help her lose nearly 80 pounds. In fact, she never even goes to the grocery store.


Christine Hall didn’t join an expensive weight-loss program or sign up for a meal-delivery service to help her lose nearly 80 pounds. In fact, she never even goes to the grocery store.



McDonald's adds calorie information to menus

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:07:16 GMT

The world's biggest hamburger chain said Wednesday that it will post calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide starting Monday.



6 delicious ways to snack on superfood chiaChia is an ancient seed that dates back to the Aztecs, who used it as a source of energy and endurance. Now, it's all the rage as a healthy ingredient. From peanut butter to chips, here are tasty ways to incorporate chia in your snacking.

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:32:25 GMT

(image) Chia is an ancient seed that dates back to the Aztecs, who used it as a source of energy and endurance. Now, it's all the rage as a healthy ingredient. From peanut butter to chips, here are tasty ways to incorporate chia in your snacking.


Chia is an ancient seed that dates back to the Aztecs, who used it as a source of energy and endurance. Now, it's all the rage as a healthy ingredient. From peanut butter to chips, here are tasty ways to incorporate chia in your snacking.



Genetically modified 'golden rice' tested on kids?

Tue, 11 Sep 2012 08:54:01 GMT

China's health authorities will investigate allegations that genetically modified rice was tested on Chinese children as part of a Sino-U.S. research project, state media said Tuesday.



Study: Heavy teens eat fewer calories than peers

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:56:46 GMT

The findings illustrate the difficulty of losing weight by cutting calories alone, especially when the weight is gained early in life, the researchers said.  



Organic food no more nutritious than non-organic

Tue, 4 Sep 2012 17:29:25 GMT

Organic produce and meat typically isn't any better for you than conventional varieties when it comes to vitamin and nutrient content, according to a new review of the evidence.



Bagged lettuce or bulk? Experts offer food safety adviceA new recall of Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine salad marks the sixth time since April that the nation’s top producers of bagged lettuce have pulled products because of worries about food safety.

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:28:41 GMT

(image) A new recall of Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine salad marks the sixth time since April that the nation’s top producers of bagged lettuce have pulled products because of worries about food safety.


A new recall of Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine salad marks the sixth time since April that the nation’s top producers of bagged lettuce have pulled products because of worries about food safety.



Weight loss surgery helps prevent diabetes

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:16:15 GMT

Treating obese people with weight loss surgery dramatically delays or prevents the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.



Diet supplements linked to bleeding, deaths

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:40:06 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Reumofan dietary supplements, after receiving reports of bleeding, stroke and death among people taking the pills.



School lunches: How to get kids to eat healthy

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:38:42 GMT

(image) There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them.



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Vitamin C may lessen effects of air pollutionThere's another reason to eat fruits and veggies: A diet rich in them may lessen the harmful effects of air pollution for people suffering from chronic lung diseases.

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:02:57 GMT

(image) There's another reason to eat fruits and veggies: A diet rich in them may lessen the harmful effects of air pollution for people suffering from chronic lung diseases.


There's another reason to eat fruits and veggies: A diet rich in them may lessen the harmful effects of air pollution for people suffering from chronic lung diseases.



13 rules for dining out on a dietOn average, Americans dine out four times a week, according to the National Restaurant Association. That could be enough to bust any diet. But these tips will help you dine out, have fun and navigate any menu to make smart choices.

Sun, 12 Aug 2012 15:27:22 GMT

(image) On average, Americans dine out four times a week, according to the National Restaurant Association. That could be enough to bust any diet. But these tips will help you dine out, have fun and navigate any menu to make smart choices.


On average, Americans dine out four times a week, according to the National Restaurant Association. That could be enough to bust any diet. But these tips will help you dine out, have fun and navigate any menu to make smart choices.



Key to dieting: Keep treats out of sightPeople who lose the most weight may be those who can overcome urges when they see, smell or dream about something tasty, researchers said this week. And their study adds to a growing body of evidence that another key to success is keeping a food diary.

Fri, 3 Aug 2012 12:20:50 GMT

(image) People who lose the most weight may be those who can overcome urges when they see, smell or dream about something tasty, researchers said this week. And their study adds to a growing body of evidence that another key to success is keeping a food diary.


People who lose the most weight may be those who can overcome urges when they see, smell or dream about something tasty, researchers said this week. And their study adds to a growing body of evidence that another key to success is keeping a food diary.



Americans in denial about weight gain, study saysResearchers from the University of Washington found that people often think they are losing weight when they aren’t, according to research published in the August issue of the journal Preventive Medicine.

Wed, 1 Aug 2012 18:15:56 GMT

(image) Researchers from the University of Washington found that people often think they are losing weight when they aren’t, according to research published in the August issue of the journal Preventive Medicine.


Researchers from the University of Washington found that people often think they are losing weight when they aren’t, according to research published in the August issue of the journal Preventive Medicine.



Study: Nearly half drop weight-loss programs

Wed, 1 Aug 2012 17:39:21 GMT

High drop-out rates are in line with those seen in other studies and are a barrier to reducing obesity rates, the researchers said.



Gluten-free: food fad or alternative remedy?

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 18:41:23 GMT

(image) It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do.



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Poll: Half of Americans guzzle soda everydayFor about half of U.S. adults, soda is a daily drink, according to a new Gallup poll.

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:32:03 GMT

(image) For about half of U.S. adults, soda is a daily drink, according to a new Gallup poll.


For about half of U.S. adults, soda is a daily drink, according to a new Gallup poll.



Devices don't work to save kids in hot carsSpecial seats and other devices designed to help prevent parents from accidentally leaving babies and toddlers behind in cars don’t work, a team of experts said on Monday. They said parents shouldn’t rely on them to keep children safe.

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:56:46 GMT

(image) Special seats and other devices designed to help prevent parents from accidentally leaving babies and toddlers behind in cars don’t work, a team of experts said on Monday. They said parents shouldn’t rely on them to keep children safe.


Special seats and other devices designed to help prevent parents from accidentally leaving babies and toddlers behind in cars don’t work, a team of experts said on Monday. They said parents shouldn’t rely on them to keep children safe.



New diet drugs? They won't be easy to getThe Food and Drug Administration has approved two new diet drugs in a week. But don't expect to get either Qysmia or Belviq easily, health experts say.

Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:57:08 GMT

(image) The Food and Drug Administration has approved two new diet drugs in a week. But don't expect to get either Qysmia or Belviq easily, health experts say.


The Food and Drug Administration has approved two new diet drugs in a week. But don't expect to get either Qysmia or Belviq easily, health experts say.



Poll: Obesity a bigger problem than smoking

Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:48:27 GMT

The percentage of people in the U.S. who say that obesity is an extremely serious problem for society is now higher than the percentage saying the same thing about cigarette-smoking, according to a new Gallup poll.



FDA approves weight-loss drug Qsymia

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 23:56:23 GMT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the new weight loss drug Qsymia on Tuesday, adding to a very skimpy arsenal of drugs Americans can take to battle severe obesity.



Want to lose weight? Adopt these 3 habitsWomen who were most successful at losing weight kept track of their food intake in a journal, didn't skip meals and avoided eating out, according to a new study.

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:46:20 GMT

(image) Women who were most successful at losing weight kept track of their food intake in a journal, didn't skip meals and avoided eating out, according to a new study.


Women who were most successful at losing weight kept track of their food intake in a journal, didn't skip meals and avoided eating out, according to a new study.



FDA OKs first new weight-loss pill in 13 years

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:58:17 GMT

Federal Food and Drug Administration officials approved a new weight-loss pill Wednesday, giving the nod to Belviq used in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise to combat obesity.



Study: Photos of treats may spark cravingsJust glancing at a photo of a rich and gooey chocolate cake can set your brain circuits sparking, switching on cravings and revving up your appetite, a new study shows.

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 20:10:05 GMT

(image) Just glancing at a photo of a rich and gooey chocolate cake can set your brain circuits sparking, switching on cravings and revving up your appetite, a new study shows.


Just glancing at a photo of a rich and gooey chocolate cake can set your brain circuits sparking, switching on cravings and revving up your appetite, a new study shows.



Low-carb diets may burn the most calories

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:41:50 GMT

Researchers found that overweight people burned 350 more calories a day, on average, when they ate a low-carbohydrate diet, than when they ate a low-fat diet.



An apple a day may help fight obesityA compound found in apple peels called ursolic acid may protect against obesity, a new study in mice suggests.

Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:58:33 GMT

(image) A compound found in apple peels called ursolic acid may protect against obesity, a new study in mice suggests.


A compound found in apple peels called ursolic acid may protect against obesity, a new study in mice suggests.



Is healthy food really more expensive?Contrary to popular belief, it can actually cost more to eat badly. In fact, a new government report finds that nutritious foods – such as grains, vegetables, fruit and dairy – typically cost less than items high in saturated fat and added sugars.

Thu, 17 May 2012 18:47:23 GMT

(image) Contrary to popular belief, it can actually cost more to eat badly. In fact, a new government report finds that nutritious foods – such as grains, vegetables, fruit and dairy – typically cost less than items high in saturated fat and added sugars.


Contrary to popular belief, it can actually cost more to eat badly. In fact, a new government report finds that nutritious foods – such as grains, vegetables, fruit and dairy – typically cost less than items high in saturated fat and added sugars.



How to avoid weight gain? Eat on a schedule

Thu, 17 May 2012 18:06:32 GMT

A new study of  mice finds that when we eat may be an important factor in preventing weight gain.



Coffee lovers lower death risk, study saysCoffee drinkers who worry about the jolt of java it takes to get them going in the morning might just as well relax and pour another cup.

Wed, 16 May 2012 21:00:46 GMT

(image) Coffee drinkers who worry about the jolt of java it takes to get them going in the morning might just as well relax and pour another cup.


Coffee drinkers who worry about the jolt of java it takes to get them going in the morning might just as well relax and pour another cup.



America's hatred of fat hurts obesity fight

Fri, 11 May 2012 17:35:18 GMT

It may be the nation's last, accepted form of prejudice. But the stigmatization of obesity has repercussions beyond the pain it inflicts on its targets: It threatens to impede efforts to fight the obesity epidemic.



New weight loss drug a step closer to approval

Thu, 10 May 2012 20:46:47 GMT

Advisers to government health regulators have recommended that that they approve sales of what would be the first new prescription weight-loss drug in the U.S. in more than a decade, despite concerns over cardiac risks.



Report: Schools key to fighting America's obesity

Tue, 8 May 2012 23:29:41 GMT

Fighting obesity will require changes everywhere Americans live, work, play and learn, says a major new report that outlines dozens of options — from building more walkable neighborhoods to zoning limits on fast-food restaurants to selling healthier snacks in sports arenas.



Is healthy weight impossible for many Americans?

Tue, 8 May 2012 13:37:54 GMT

America's obesity epidemic is so deeply rooted that it will take dramatic and systemic measures - from overhauling farm policies and zoning laws to, possibly, introducing a soda tax - to fix it, the influential Institute of Medicine said on Tuesday.



No end to US obesity epidemic, forecast shows

Mon, 7 May 2012 23:20:59 GMT

More bad news about Americans' waistlines: They're only going to get bigger.  Already, about a third of people are obese. By 2030, it is estimated 42 percent of the population will be.



Berry good news: These may protect your brainWomen who eat more berries may have a lower risk of cognitive decline in old age, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who had a higher berry intake delayed cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years, as shown by their scores on memory and thinking tests.

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:04:18 GMT

(image) Women who eat more berries may have a lower risk of cognitive decline in old age, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who had a higher berry intake delayed cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years, as shown by their scores on memory and thinking tests.


Women who eat more berries may have a lower risk of cognitive decline in old age, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who had a higher berry intake delayed cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years, as shown by their scores on memory and thinking tests.



Cola habit behind death of 30-year-old woman?

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:54:02 GMT

Experts say a New Zealand woman's 2-gallon-a-day Coca-Cola habit probably contributed to her death, a conclusion that led the soft-drink giant to note that even water can be deadly in excessive amounts.



Saltiness of fast food depends on where you buy itSaltier chicken McNuggets in the U.S.? Mais, oui. A new study suggests salt levels are 2.5 times higher in U.S. fast food, compared to other countries like France and the United Kingdom.

Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:32:33 GMT

(image) Saltier chicken McNuggets in the U.S.? Mais, oui. A new study suggests salt levels are 2.5 times higher in U.S. fast food, compared to other countries like France and the United Kingdom.


Saltier chicken McNuggets in the U.S.? Mais, oui. A new study suggests salt levels are 2.5 times higher in U.S. fast food, compared to other countries like France and the United Kingdom.



Weight-loss Challenge: It's the home stretch!With a few more days to go and a few more pounds to lose in the challenge, readers share their motivation and what's working for them.

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 23:38:25 GMT

(image) With a few more days to go and a few more pounds to lose in the challenge, readers share their motivation and what's working for them.


With a few more days to go and a few more pounds to lose in the challenge, readers share their motivation and what's working for them.