Tag: obesity

The ‘Greening’ Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers’ Pockets

The ‘Greening’ Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers’ Pockets

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida’s citrus industry is reeling from a disease called “greening,” while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.

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Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The UCSF endocrinologist tells you how (and why) to start reducing sugar in your diet…and yes, you can still eat dessert.

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Native Americans Have Superfoods Right Under Their Feet

Native Americans Have Superfoods Right Under Their Feet

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Obesity and diabetes rates have soared among Native Americans as sugary, high-carb foods have replaced traditional foods. A study found that 10 wild plants from the Great Plains are highly nutritious.

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First Lady Fights To Keep Healthful School Lunch Law Intact

First Lady Fights To Keep Healthful School Lunch Law Intact

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Michelle Obama’s fight to help kids eat more healthfully and fight obesity is about to get real. She’s launching a campaign Tuesday to fight congressional efforts to delay new school food rules.

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Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

| April 1, 2014 | 4 Comments

Obesity docs say it’s time for the Girl Scouts to ditch the processed, sugary cookies and find another way to raise money. But the tradition is deeply ingrained and has been around for a century.

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French-Fry Conspiracy: Genes Can Make Fried Foods More Fattening

French-Fry Conspiracy: Genes Can Make Fried Foods More Fattening

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some people are more likely to gain weight from frequently indulging in fried foods than others, scientists say. You can blame mom and dad for passing on the obesity risk genes.

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See More, Eat More: The Geography Of Fast Food

See More, Eat More: The Geography Of Fast Food

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The more fast food you encounter where you live and work, the likelier you are to be obese, research shows. That suggests policies limiting fast-food outlets in neighborhoods may be onto something.

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Ladies: Good Bacteria In Yogurt May Be Good For Waistlines, Too

Ladies: Good Bacteria In Yogurt May Be Good For Waistlines, Too

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Women who took a probiotic commonly found in yogurts daily while on a diet regime lost significantly more weight and fat than their counterparts who received a placebo. The findings offer interesting hints about how probiotics might be interacting with the tiny microbes that live in our guts.

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Overweight People In Developing World Outnumber Those In Rich Countries

Overweight People In Developing World Outnumber Those In Rich Countries

| January 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

One-third of adults worldwide are overweight. Globalization has made high-calorie foods readily available at low cost almost everywhere. In 1980, less than 40 percent of Mexican women were overweight. By 2008, almost 70 percent were.

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Industrial Meat Bad, Small Farm Good? It’s Not So Simple

Industrial Meat Bad, Small Farm Good? It’s Not So Simple

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

When it comes to making livestock agriculture more sustainable, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. That’s the conclusion of a study of livestock around the world.

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KQED’s Forum: Should Food Stamp Users be Blocked from Buying Junk Food?

KQED’s Forum: Should Food Stamp Users be Blocked from Buying Junk Food?

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

The federal food stamp program, known as SNAP, supports one in seven Americans at a cost of around $80 billion each year. With almost 70 percent of adult Americans overweight, some nutrition advocates want to prohibit SNAP recipients from using food stamps to purchase junk food such as soda and chips. Opponents say that such restrictions would unfairly target the poor and limit their food options. KQED’s Forum discusses the issue.

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Food & Spirituality: The Science and Practice of Mindful Eating

Food & Spirituality: The Science and Practice of Mindful Eating

| October 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

A trip to the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin for a Mindful Eating retreat can help retrain the brain to be a willing partner in living with greater consciousness.

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For Boys With Eating Disorders, Finding Treatment Can Be Hard

For Boys With Eating Disorders, Finding Treatment Can Be Hard

| October 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Anorexia and bulimia, eating disorders once thought to affect only girls and women, affect a growing number of boys and men. Boys as young as 9 and 10 are feeling the pressure to be ripped and muscular, psychologists say. But they can have a hard time finding a treatment program geared to males.

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Calling Obesity A Disease May Make It Easier To Get Help

Calling Obesity A Disease May Make It Easier To Get Help

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

If obesity were a disease, would you be more likely to seek medical help because insurance would pay for treatment? Or would you feel stigmatized and just give up? That’s the debate surrounding increased efforts to classify obesity as a disease.

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