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How Much Food Should You Eat? Answer Will Surprise You

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition strengthened the belief that you have to burn more calories than the amount of calories you consume in …

Nutrition

Yes, Processed Food 'Makes' Us Fat -- But Science Provides Two New Clues As To Why

It’s no secret that more people are overweight or obese than not these days. But the question continues to be <i>why</i> the rates are increasing, despite so much public health knowledge about healthy eating and exercise. While overeating is not <i>technically</i> an addiction, it certainly mirrors the disorder in …

Holistic Medicine

Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?

Consumption of emulsifiers, additives widely used in the production of processed foods, promotes inflammatory bowel disease and a cluster of obesity-related diseases known as metabolic syndrome, and may have contributed to the sharp rise in these conditions over the last three decades, says a new …

Go On, Make Your Order Extra Spicy. It Could Help Boost Your Metabolism.

Go on, make your order extra spicy.<p>A new study presented at the Biophysical Society's 59th Annual Meeting in Baltimore revealed that capsaicin -- the ingredient in chili peppers that make them spicy -- can help prevent weight gain in mice fed a high-fat diet.<p>This may be a promising finding for …

Obesity in America is more about snacks than giant meals

The New York Times has a cool interactive project about what people actually order at Chipotle that, I think, is supposed to shock you with the revelation that the typical order contains 1,000 calories. That's a large meal, no doubt, but it seems to me that a 1,000-calorie meal could easily be one …

‘Sugar Tax’ Lauded by Health Advocates, Opposed by Food Industry

A proposed “sugar tax” on sweetened drinks and candy was praised by health advocates but slammed by representatives of the food and beverage industry …

Tackling Fat And Fitness Starts With Getting Off The Couch

Photo: Taber Andrew Bain, CC BY<p>The link between exercise, diet and ill health has been recognized for a considerable length of time.<p>The ancient Greek …

Living Near Walmart Is Why You’re Fat

America’s love affair with big box stores matches up with its expanding waistlines.<p>Living near a Walmart might be less convenient than you think. Why? Because the ubiquitous big box stores might be making America fat.<p>The finding is from a new study that analyzes a long list of economic …

New Zealand battles obesity epidemic as third fattest country in the world

Weighing in at over 120kg Neil Coleman’s goal to retire and enjoy travelling around New Zealand was unlikely.<p>The long-term foodie, school counsellor and writer was only in his early 60s but suffered from diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea and relied on a continuous positive airways …

Diabetes

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Should Parents Be Charged For Their Children's Obesity?

Last week, I did something for the first time (which is unusual for someone who has lived for seven decades). I called in to a talk radio show. I hadn't planned to do so, but I tuned in while in my car to an issue that made me react strongly. There was a judge on the show who was asking for …

Are we “destined to be fat”?

When I look at photos of my extended family, I have to smile.We are peas in a pod — by which I not only mean that we look alike, but also that we …

Chipotle Doesn't Really Care That Burritos Make You Fat

Fast food’s public image is far from healthy, which is why virtually nobody finds it surprising when a classic burger-fries-soda meal exceeds 1,000 …

Study Reveals That It is Difficult to Prevent Weight Gain, Lose Weight and Even Maintain the Weight Lost

Lead author Leslea Peirson said, "This is an important area to investigate, as we know that overweight and obesity are public health problems …

Obesity Is Complicated and Needs New Approach, Scientists Say

With obesity rates continuing to rise around the globe and the majority of Americans now obese or overweight, it's easy to see that we are losing the …

Burger King's home delivery service is mad

We're in the midst of an obesity epidemic, the last thing we need is fast food delivered to people's doors, says Judith Woods<p>Not so long ago I heard a fascinating snippet on the wireless about the importance of siting fast food joints away from schools. The libertarian in me snorted at the …

Two in three deaths before 75 could be avoided, if public was more healthy, watchdogs say

Councils have been told to do more to limit fast-food outlets in a bid to combat obesity, as health watchdogs warn that two in three deaths before the age of 75 could be avoided<p>Two in three deaths of under-75s could be prevented, health watchdogs have warned as they call on councils to limit fast …

Diabetes

Food additives linked to obesity, digestive problems in study

The magic of food science has made it possible to walk into a supermarket and buy a bag of cookies that are just as soft and chewy as the ones …

FDA

New study reveals a good night's sleep helps keep diabetes, obesity at bay

A new study has shed light on the links between sleep loss and diabetes indicating that lack of sleep can elevate levels of free fatty acids in the …

Use Strength Training to Fight Belly Fat

While you can't get rid of belly fat through crunches alone, a Harvard study finds that increasing weight training will have the biggest positive …

How Sugar and Fructose Can Become Toxic

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Mice fed a diet containing 25 percent sugar – the equivalent of three cans of soda daily – were twice as likely to die as mice fed a …

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Will Your Child Be Fat?

You might not be the best judge of that. Here's what you need to know about the health risks of obesity and the simple changes all families can make.<p>Is real baby fat a problem?<p>For the most part, a plump baby will start looking a lot leaner once he starts running around. But if your infant starts …

How Bad Is It to Eat After 8 p.m.?

The answer might surprise you.<p>You know the old adage that eating a late dinner will make you gain weight? Turns out that might not exactly true after all.—but on the flip side, downing a whole meal and crawling right into bed has some other consequences you might not have thought about.<p>Eating too …

Nutrition

Excessive insulin is driving obesity, diabetes

21 Feb 2015 11:19<p>Insulin resistance is caused by the body adjusting to the presence of too much insulin over extended periods and is one of the …

Diabetes

Pioneering implant that can battle obesity

GETTYThe VBloc device blocks the impulse to eat<p>The device, developed in the US and expected to arrive in Britain later this year, is the size of a …

10 Signs You Actually May Need to Lose Weight

Because the scale doesn't tell the whole story.<p>When you carry around too much body fat, it can accumulate and cause inflammation everywhere, says Dr. …

Honey, junk food shrunk our kids

The World Obesity Federation has found many children are shorter than normal but weigh more than they should even in first world countries like …