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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.

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.

What You Drink Is More Important than What You Eat
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Researchers examined the relationship between beverage consumption among adults and weight change and found that weight loss was positively associated with a reduction in liquid calorie consumption and liquid calorie intake had a stronger impact on weight than solid calorie intake.

Exercise Following Low Glucose Meals Optimizes Fat Burning
Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
There is much debate amongst doctors, nutritionists, and fitness experts, as to the optimal circumstances for exercise. Some believe that early morning, pre-food consumption exercise, is best for burning calories and enhancing metabolism, while others have a variety of ideas of what is best to consume before physical activity. A recent study suggests that consuming a meal low in glucose before exercising is most effective in burning fat and promoting general health.

Pre-Natal Nutrition Essential to Preventing Future Disease in Offspring
Posted: Monday, April 13, 2009
Women consuming unhealthy diets during pregnancy put their child at risk for numerous future health problems, suggests a recent study. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), obesity, and stunted growth, were seen to be the most prevalent complications developed in animal models, where the mother's had poor nutrition.

Irregular Heart Beats in Men Linked to "Bigness" in Youth
Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2009
Men who were "big" in their youth, suffer from an increased incidence of abnormal heart rhythm's later in life. "Big" in this case describes stature and muscle mass, as well as weight, making this a more novel study linking seemingly healthy (non-obese) large bodies to heart problems.

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Responsible for Obesity Epidemic?
Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009
While diets often focus of solid caloric intake, a recent study has shown that decreasing intake of liquid calories may in fact be more effective in creating weight loss. Specifically, a reduction in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption could help prevent obesity and associated conditions, such as type 2 diabetes.

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