Latest David Ludwig Stories

Sugary Drinks Linked Obesity Young CHildren
2013-08-05 13:02:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the association between sugary drinks and obesity has been well-documented among adults, a new study in the journal Pediatrics has found that even 5-year-old children can experience weight problems when they regularly consume sugary drinks. In the study, researchers from the University of Virginia and Columbia University surveyed the parents of 9,600 children born in 2001 when their kids were ages two, four and five years...

Food Addiction Often Begins With Bad Carbohydrates
2013-06-27 13:21:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One week after the American Medical Association (AMA) declared obesity as a disease, one doctor is suggesting an addiction to food might be a very real thing. Dr. David Ludwig with Boston Children's Hospital admits that the suggestion of a food addiction is very controversial. After all, humans require food to live but don't require other addictive substances, such as alcohol or nicotine to survive. Determined to understand the...

Low-Glycemic Diet Best For Maintaining Weight Loss
2012-06-27 11:42:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Diets based on healthy carbohydrates and not on low-fat may offer dieters a better chance of burning calories and keeping weight off and without unwanted side effects, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The research suggests that dieters trying to maintain weight loss burned significantly more calories eating a carb-healthy diet rather than a low-fat diet, but some experts say the results are...

2010-08-04 17:30:00

Excess maternal weight gain increases birth weight after controlling for genetic factors BOSTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expectant mothers who gain large amounts of weight tend to give birth to heavier infants who are at higher risk for obesity later in life. But it's never been proven that this tendency results from the weight gain itself, rather than genetic or other factors that mother and baby share. A large population-based study from Children's Hospital Boston, looking at...

2009-09-17 13:10:00

Legislators and researchers are pushing for a tax on the nation's sugary soda drinks in order to fight obesity and bring in additional revenue of about $15 billion each year. A study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy found that 62 percent of children between the ages of 12 and 17 and 41 percent of children ages 2-11 consume at least one sugary drink each day. Furthermore, a group of nutrition and economics experts have issued...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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