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184,000 Deaths Per Year

Posted on 07/2/2015

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Sugary drinks, like soda, account for 184,000 deaths per year worldwide according to a recent study published in the medical journal Circulation. This report, a first of its kind, analyzed global death risks due to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancers linked to the consumption of soda and sugary drinks.

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Healthy Eating Trumps Exercise for Weight Loss

Posted on 06/30/2015

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Do you want to lose weight? According to recent statistics, more than two-thirds of our adult population is obese in this country. Fewer than one-third of Americans are considered at a normal or healthy weight. So, the resounding answer to that question for most people is, “YES!”

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All Jumping on Board

Posted on 06/26/2015

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Headlines and news stories have been appearing lately about companies, consumer packaged goods (CPGs) and restaurant chains, who are going to start eliminating artificial additives in their food in the coming years.

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More than Two-Thirds Obese

Posted on 06/24/2015

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There are new, alarming statistics out this week published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine reporting that the adult U.S. population is now two-thirds obese. That means there are more people who are obese now than those who are overweight – 67.6 million vs. 65.2 million. That means fewer than one-third of American adults are at a normal or healthy weight – 25 percent men and 33 percent women to be exact.

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Bye, Bye Trans Fats

Posted on 06/18/2015

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Well, it’s official; we’re saying good-bye to our old ‘frenemy’ trans fats according to a new report out this week by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They have called it a public health threat. I say, good riddance! It’s about time.

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Women and Men

Posted on 06/16/2015

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According to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report women now are the same weight as men in 1960. The average American male weighed approximately 166.3 pounds back then, which was the average weight for American women in 2010 at 166.2 pounds. That marks about a 20 percent (18.5 percent) increase. The average weight for women in 1960 was 140 pounds, according to the CDC.

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FDA Set to Ban Trans Fats Nationwide

Posted on 06/9/2015

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You may have seen a headline or two recently about an old ‘frenemy’ trans fats and wondered where it’s been hiding lately. Well, the one you love to hate is still lurking in convenience and junk food, as well as, in fast food near you! Soon, that may not be possible if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has something to do about it.

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Father's Day

Posted on 06/2/2015

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Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 21st in case you didn’t know) and what a great time to think about men’s health and dear old dad!

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Time Traveling Food: The Complete History of Diets

Posted on 05/28/2015

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Whether it’s with vinegar, cabbage or tapeworms, people have tried tons of different ways to lose weight. Dieting became a regular habit for many once corpulence was no longer in fashion, making for some very interesting moments in dieting history.

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Happy Memorial Day

Posted on 05/25/2015

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Happy Memorial Day to all those who are currently serving and those who have served our country so bravely and selflessly.

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