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Consumers To Benefit From Easier-To- Read Food Labels

Amid rising concerns that consumers are confused by the number and variety of health rating systems in place on grocery food items, there are now plans to simplify the process. In 2010, results from a study requested by the US Congress through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Institute of Medicine …

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Study Shows Teen Eating Disorders Linked To Mother’s Diet

A recent study has shown a link between teen eating disorders and their mother’s diet. Teenagers learn at an early age about food from their primary care taker – their mother. Even if the mother is not always watching what she eats and or dieting but has “issues” with certain foods, the child sees this …

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Study Suggests Restricting Calories In Order To Cure Diabetes

A new study has tested the effect of restricting calories, as a means to alleviate many of the health problems that can occur among people with type 2 diabetes. Dutch researchers recruited 15 male and female volunteers who were obese, and suffering from type 2 diabetes. They used MRI scans in order to examine the …

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Study Suggests That Eating Chocolate May Lower Body Mass Index

A new study published in the journal Archives of Medicine has discovered that individuals who consume chocolate a few times per week generally have a lower body mass index than people who stay away from eating chocolate. The survey study was carried out by researchers at the University of California at San Diego. In total, …

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Study Suggests That Overweight Adults Eat Less Often

A US study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association has determined that overweight individuals eat less often on a daily basis than people of normal body weight. However, they still consume more calories and lead a more sedentary lifestyle. The researchers noted that adults of normal weight including those people, who had …

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Study Suggests That Weight Loss Can Be Contagious

A new study published online in the journal Obesity has suggested that teammates may influence one another’s weight loss, and that the process of losing weight may be considerably impacted by social networking. Weight loss may well be contagious. Researchers at the Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Centre and Brown University studied data …

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Sugar Shown To Have Toxic And Addictive Properties

A CBS recently reported shocking evidence about the addictive and toxic properties of sugar. Aptly named “Sugar,” The CBS News story aired April, 2012 and links sugar consumption to diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease and even cancer. Kimber Stanhope, a nutritional biologist at the University of California, performed a study that indicates sugar consumption raises …

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Teens And Young Men Consuming Too Many Sugary Drinks

According to a survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half the American population consumes a sugar sweetened beverage each day, with young men and teens drinking considerably more than the suggested amount. 17,000 Americans were interviewed by CDC researchers in order to obtain information about their diets. The researchers discovered that …

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Ten Foods Responsible For 44 Percent Of Sodium Consumed By Americans

According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breads and rolls account for the number one source of sodium in the diet of Americans. The CDC report is the result of surveys of more than 7,200 people during 2007 and 2008, including approximately 3,000 children. Participants were asked questions …

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