It’s a Fast Food World

Ever wonder why new fast food restaurants seem to be opening everywhere, even when there are plenty around already? Research from the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Public Health in Chapel Hill might offer an explanation.  What they found is that the more available fast food is, the more people will eat it.  […]

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 blood pressure, heart disease, poor glucose and insulin metabolism, asthma, allergies and the collection known as metabolic syndrome are […]

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 effective as drug therapy in reducing the development of type 2 diabetes over the course […]

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 suggests that due to term’s wide range of interpretations based on the specific individual, it is probably an […]

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 heart disease and type 2 diabetes. After looking at over 75,000 […]