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on Tue Mar 24 5:13 PM

It's Not About Willpower | Tim Ward

HUFFINGTON POST

While it's nationally recognized that we are in the midst of an "obesity epidemic," our response remains gravely inadequate. Imagine handling the ebola epidemic by saying to those who contracted the disease, "Try harder not to get sick." Despite...
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on Fri Mar 20 3:56 PM

Which 'natural experiments' really reduce obesity? -- ScienceDaily

SCIENCE DAILY

Many public health researchers take advantage of 'natural experiments' -- comparing people's calorie consumption or physical activity levels, either before and after a policy or environmental change, or in contrast to a similar group of people not...
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on Fri Mar 20 9:00 AM

Fast-Food Ban in L.A. Fails to Curb Obesity

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An ordinance ban on fast-food stores opening in the Los Angeles area has done little to curb the rising obesity rate in low-income areas.Read More
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on Wed Mar 18 2:48 PM

New Study Suggests Connection -- ScienceDaily

SCIENCE DAILY

A new study suggests that a biological inability to create sufficient core body heat could be linked to the obesity epidemic.
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on Tue Mar 17 9:31 AM

Diet soda linked to increases in belly fat in older adults -- ScienceDaily

SCIENCE DAILY

Increasing diet soda intake is directly linked to greater abdominal obesity in adults 65 years of age and older. Findings raise concerns about the safety of chronic diet soda consumption, which may increase belly fat and contribute to greater risk...
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on Tue Mar 10 5:41 PM

More weight-loss strategies needed for people with neurological disabilities -- ScienceDaily

SCIENCE DAILY

A review of nutrition and weight-loss interventions for people with impaired mobility found strategies are sorely lacking for people with neurological disabilities. Interventions are overwhelmingly geared toward muscular disorders, leaving a gap...
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on Tue Mar 10 5:41 PM

More weight-loss strategies needed for people with neurological disabilities -- ScienceDaily

SCIENCE DAILY

A review of nutrition and weight-loss interventions for people with impaired mobility found strategies are sorely lacking for people with neurological disabilities. Interventions are overwhelmingly geared toward muscular disorders, leaving a gap...
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on Mon Mar 2 3:58 PM

Distorting Nutrition Facts to Generate Buzz | Michael F. Jacobson

HUFFINGTON POST

In mid-February, the government released a scientific report that will shape its 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Think of it as America's basic nutrition policy. Most people who read the report would have viewed it as a snore; not much...
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on Sun Mar 1 7:00 PM

Is a Low-Glycemic Diet Right for You?

LIFESCRIPT

By Nancy Gottesman, Lifescript Contributor Eating low-glycemic foods can help you lose weight and lower blood sugar levels. Try this simple, satisfying food plan, and eat well without feeling deprived... You’re doing everything right –...
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on Sun Mar 1 7:00 PM

Is a Low-Glycemic Diet Right for You?

LIFESCRIPT

By Nancy Gottesman, Lifescript Contributor Eating low-glycemic foods can help you lose weight and lower blood sugar levels. Try this simple, satisfying food plan, and eat well without feeling deprived... You’re doing everything right –...
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