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Are We Poisoning Our Kids?

Today, nearly one in three children is overweight or obese.  Children are now developing obesity-related diseases, previously considered primarily adult conditions, at an alarming rate.  These lifestyle related diseases such as type-2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high … [Read More...]

Does Lifestyle Intervention Prevent Disease?

Results of a study presented at an ADA's Scientific Sessions in San Diego addressed this very question.  According to Dr. William Herman, a study author and professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Michigan, lifestyle intervention was twice as … [Read More...]

What About Practicing Moderation in Your Diet?

"Eat everything in moderation” has been a long-standing dietary recommendation. However, this advice comes without much empiric supporting evidence. Although it’s often considered practical advice for a healthy diet, a new study from the University of Georgia … [Read More...]

Skinny But Fat?

Researchers at the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit in the UK found that being slim might not lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes or other metabolic disorders.  They say a so called “lean gene” which was linked to lower body fat but increased risk of … [Read More...]

Regular Activity Reduces Cancer Risk

Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute looked at a series of 12 different U.S. and European studies covering a total of 1.4 million adults and conclude that there is significant evidence that regular exercise will significantly reduce the risk for many … [Read More...]

Why Do Biggest Loser Contestants Regain Weight?

Last month a 6-year follow-up study of the contestants on Season 8 of the Biggest Loser was making headlines. It seems that only one was able to maintain a weight even close to their contest end weight, regaining a significant amount. Scientists conducting the study … [Read More...]

Time-Efficient Exercise

Most people believe that getting fit takes time, usually more time than they have. They may be shocked because a new study from researchers at McMaster University found that just one minute of intense exercise produced similar benefits to longer endurance type … [Read More...]