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Monthly archive for June 2016

New food nutrition labeling unlikely to help those who need it the most

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Food and Drug Administration recently unveiled significant changes to nutritional labels. The new labels will give consumers greater insight into how much added sugar is hidden in the food we eat. Calories will be displayed more prominently and serving sizes will better reflect

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How to read the new nutrition label; 6 things you need to know!

As Americans struggle with obesity and diabetes, help is on the way. The iconic black-and-white Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods in the U.S. is getting its first makeover in two decades. The federal government’s decision last month to update the food label means that for the first

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Soda Tax Passes in Philadelphia. Advocates Ask: Who’s Next?

PHILADELPHIA — Forty times, city or state governments had proposed taxes on sugary soft drinks, failing each time. Then, in 2014, liberal Berkeley, Calif., passed such a tax, but most people saw it as an aberration. Several measures, including one in New York, never won much support.

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Why I Chose a Ketogenic Diet For Diabetes Management

Carbohydrate is the macro-nutrient that raises blood glucose the most, so keeping consumption low is my primary goal. Of next importance is using whole foods that naturally have the necessary micronutrients and enough complete proteins to support my exercise. I had to add fat to my meals

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Low-carb diet helps control diabetes, new study suggests

A large pilot study of low-carbohydrate diets suggests they can successfully control type 2 diabetes. A review of more than 80,000 people who gave up low-fat, high carbohydrate diets found that after ten weeks their blood-glucose levels dropped. In a separate development, a new report has found

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Eating Seafood Lowers Risk Of Alzheimer’s Brain Changes

Here’s another reminder to eat more fish. Research shows that regularly eating seafood was linked to a lower risk of brain changes typical of Alzheimer’s, especially in those at higher risk of the disease, according to a new report. And even though swordfish and other types of

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Dr. Oz: Ketogenic diet boosts weight loss, can prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s

Dr. Mehmet Oz said the low carb, high-fat ketogenic diet can accelerate weight loss, boost fat-burning, enhance brain power, and prevent diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s on the May 18 episode of the Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Oz’s guest was celebrity fitness expert Drew Manning, who

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In U.S., 38% of adults and 17% of kids are now obese, CDC study says

How do government agencies, private foundations, industry groups and professional societies squander hundreds of millions of dollars? By trying to fight America’s obesity epidemic. Two new studies show that the best efforts of all these players – as well as schools, churches and individual healthcare providers –

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American Obesity Rates are on the Rise, Gallup Poll Finds

Americans have become even fatter than before, with nearly 28 percent saying they are clinically obese, a new survey finds. More than two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, but the new Gallup-Healthways poll shows a record number are tilting the scales from merely overweight into

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America’s Obesity Epidemic Hits a New High

The U.S. obesity epidemic continues to worsen: The latest reports show that 40 percent of U.S. women are obese, and American teenagers are also continuing to put on weight. The two reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that efforts to encourage Americans to

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