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Exercise Proven To Reduce Impact Of Obesity Gene

In a large international research study published in the November 1st edition of PLoS Medicine, researchers have determined that among those people with the “obesity gene” the risk of becoming obese was 27 percent lower in those who were physically active. The study involved a meta-analysis of 218,166 adults and 19,268 children. The (fat mass …

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Family Support Helps Eating Disorder Treatment

A Study shows the affect of family support on treatment for anorexia: “The eating disorder anorexia strikes adolescent girls in disproportionate numbers. But boys get it too, and it kills about 10 percent of those who have it. So it may be surprising that there have been few evaluations of effective treatment. A new anorexia …

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Fast Food And Depression Connection Established

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada found that eating commercial baked goods and fast food are strongly linked to depression. These findings are consistent with other previous studies. Regular consumers of fast food more likely to develop depression Study results find that people who consumed fast food on …

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Fat Cells Can Protect Body Against Diabetes Says Study

A recent report from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) states that fat cells may help protect the body from diabetes. The effects have to do with the fat cells role in the body as manager of blood sugar. The team of researchers discovered that a single gene inside a fat cell responds powerfully …

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Federal Guidelines Regarding Healthy Food Choices Prove Expensive

The new MyPlate federal guidelines that replaced the old food pyramid earlier this year could prove prohibitively expensive for many US families. The recommendations suggest that people increase their intake of foods high in potassium, fibre, calcium, and vitamin D. However, a recent report in the journal Health Affairs points out that abiding by all …

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Fried Foods Not Necessarily Harmful To Your Health

According to a new study from Spain, consuming fried food may not necessarily be harmful to your health. Researchers in Spain studied 40,000 people for a period of 14 years. They determined that the quantity of oil used when preparing fried food made no significant difference to the health outcomes of the participants in the …

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Fructose – The Enemy Or The Innocent Victim

New research studying over 40 published research reports highlights the number of calories consumed by study participants shows that when calories are restricted, even if these calories come from fructose, that the participants do not gain weight. This is in stark contrast to studies that implicated fructose as a major culprit in the battle of …

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Fruit Drinks For Kids Loaded With Sugar

Many popular fruit drinks that are intended for consumption by young children contain as much sugar as found in a candy bar. A recent report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity blames the fruit drink manufacturers for misleading advertisements. They claim that the fruit beverages are marketed to children as juice, when …

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Government Should Regulate Sugar Due To “Toxic” Health Risk

A new commentary published online in the February issue of Nature, has suggested that the US government should consider regulating sugar in much the same manner as it currently controls alcohol and tobacco. In September of last year, an announcement by the United Nations determined that chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and type …

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