Latest Diet and obesity Stories

Sugary Food And Drinks Linked To An Increased Risk For Cardiovascular Disease
2014-02-04 10:35:17

[ Watch the Video: Will Sugar Kill You Eventually? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many adults consume more than the recommended amount of processed, or “added,” sugar per day – potentially increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Recommendations for added sugar usage vary and there is no widely accepted threshold for unsafe levels. According to the study background, the non-governmental...

2014-01-16 12:31:55

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 4:00 P.M. ET JANUARY 16, 2014 WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to "Diet-Beverage Consumption and Caloric Intake Among US Adults, Overall and by Body Weight," a study published online today ahead of print in the American Journal of Public Health, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement: Statement: "Diet beverages have been shown to be an effective tool as part of an overall weight management plan. Numerous...

2013-10-29 16:00:06

Obese women voluntarily reduce what they eat in response to additional soft drinks being added to their diets – a new 4 week study finds. 41 obese women took part in the study, co-ordinated by Professor Marie Reid at the University of Hull and published in British Journal of Nutrition, to determine the effect of consuming 1-litre a day of either a sugar-sweetened or an artificially-sweetened drink, along with their normal dietary intake. For 4 weeks the women drank 4 x 250ml bottles...

2013-08-13 10:07:35

A successful program that increased the number of fruits and vegetables eaten and decreased sugar-sweetened beverage consumption by 50 percent among Latino children had two secret weapons, according to a University of Illinois researcher. "First, we got mothers and other relatives involved because family togetherness is a very important value for Latinos. Many programs, delivered at school, target only the child, but we know that kids have very little ability to choose the foods they eat...

Underestimating The Fast Food Calorie Count
2013-05-24 09:43:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you stopped at McDonald´s recently for a meal, how many calories do you think were in that meal? If you´re like most people, you´re probably guessing a little low. According to a new study in the British Medical Journal, researchers from Harvard University found that people who were interviewed while eating at fast food restaurants typically underestimate the calorie count of the meal in front of them by a large...

Restaurants, Processed Foods Still Exceed Recommended Daily Nutritional Limits
2013-05-14 09:03:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Efforts to reduce sodium in processed food and fast food have been slow and inconsistent, and menu offerings at many independent and small chain restaurants often times contain two to three times the recommended caloric needs of an individual adult for a single meal, according to two research papers published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In one study, Dr. Michael F. Jacobson, Executive Director of the Center for...

Americans Still Consume Too Much Sugar Despite Improving Trends
2013-05-02 14:25:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the trends appear to be improving over time, Americans still consume too much sugar, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Scientists at the CDC found that 13 percent of all calories consumed by American adults come from sugar. However, that figure represents an improving trend as 18 percent of total calories came from sugar in 1999-2000 and 14.6 percent of total calories came from...

Fast Food Consumption In US On Decline
2013-02-21 13:47:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new federal health survey, Americans are including fewer fast food calories in their diet than they did just a decade ago. This report comes on the heels of another recent study which indicated that US children are eating fewer calories than they did 10 years ago. Based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), federal researchers showed that adults took in about 11 percent of...

2012-06-01 06:53:07

Potato chips. Chocolate chip cookies. These are both examples of junk foods that people consume. A new study, published in a recent edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that limiting people´s choices for junk food helps them cut back on the amount of calories they eat, but doesn´t help them lose weight as people can make up the calories from restricted food groups by eating other types of food. These results show that dieters cannot just limit their food...

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