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Children Eating Themselves into an Early Grave
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Children are eating themselves into an early grave with hundreds of thousands of primary school pupils already suffering from chronic disease, a study has found.

Intensive Medical Intervention Successful in Primary Care Setting for Obese Patients
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Patients with extreme obesity achieved 8.3% weight loss after 2 years of intensive medical intervention compared with 0.5% in a control group, according to new research.

Indigenous High Altitude Women Birth Bigger Babies
Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009
Women of high-altitude backgrounds, such as indigenous Andean cultures, have increased blood flow to the uterus, and subsequently give birth to larger babies at high altitude, than women without this background. Low birth weights are associated with numerous conditions of poor health and infant mortality.

Weight Loss Is Not All That Matters after Bariatric Surgery
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) corrects comorbidities and quality of life similarly in superobese and morbidly obese patients despite higher residual weight in superobese patients, according to the results of a prospective cohort study.

Fifty Percent of African Americans Die from Causes that Can Be Prevented or Treated
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Two-thirds of the difference between death rates among African Americans and Caucasians are now due to causes that could be prevented or cured, according to a new study.
"People should not be dying prematurely from stroke, hypertension, diabetes, colon cancer, appendicitis or the flu..."

Higher Quality Diets More Expensive
Posted: Friday, May 01, 2009
Higher education and socioeconomic status translates into better, albeit more expensive, diets, according to a recent study. These individuals therefore put themselves at decreased risk for a variety of dangerous conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Metabolic Syndrome Less Common in 100% Juice Drinkers
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009
100% juice drinkers are thinner and at lower risk for metabolic syndrome, according to recently presented research. The study indicates that drinking 100% juice helps prevent obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Just Slightly Reducing Sugar Intake, Increasing Fiber Consumption Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk for Hispanic Teenagers
Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Individuals who reduced added sugar intake by the equivalent of 1 can of soda per day or increased fiber intake by the equivalent of a cup of beans showed improvements in key risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, specifically in insulin secretion and visceral fat.

Sugar-Free Gum Limits Snack Cravings
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2009
Chewing sugar-free gum in-between meals limits snack cravings, especially for sweets, according to a recent study. Energy levels were also seen to be maintained or enhanced in gum chewers.

Eat More, Move Less, and You Will Pay More
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
To help cut medical costs, your insurance company may soon be raising premiums if you have unhealthy habits such as...

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