Tag: obesity

Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Researchers are trying to figure out if it really is possible to be addicted to food. A study of brain activity finds there’s more going on in areas linked to reward and addiction after people drink a shake with lots of refined carbohydrates. But it’s not clear how that factors into overeating.

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Can A Piece Of Hair Reveal How Much Coke Or Pepsi You Drink?

Can A Piece Of Hair Reveal How Much Coke Or Pepsi You Drink?

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

People are notorious for under-reporting what they consume — they lie, forget or just guess wrong. For researchers who want to know how much soda we’re drinking, a high-tech analysis technique could help.

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ADHD In Childhood May Feed Obesity In Adults

ADHD In Childhood May Feed Obesity In Adults

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

People diagnosed with ADHD as children may be more apt to be obese in adulthood, scientists say. Differences in brain biology or the impulsiveness typical of ADHD may contribute to lasting, bad eating habits.

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Whole Milk Or Skim? Study Links Fattier Milk To Slimmer Kids

Whole Milk Or Skim? Study Links Fattier Milk To Slimmer Kids

| March 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Parents are routinely advised to switch toddlers to reduced-fat milk, a move many assumed would help protect kids against becoming overweight. But a new study is the latest of several to find that kids drinking low-fat milk tended to be heavier.

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Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes ‘Anti-Bloomberg’ Bill

Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes ‘Anti-Bloomberg’ Bill

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

A bill now on the governor’s desk would bar Mississippi counties and towns from enacting rules that require calorie counts to be posted, that cap portion sizes, or that keep toys out of kids’ meals.

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Sleep Less, Eat More, Gain Weight

Sleep Less, Eat More, Gain Weight

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Less sleep equals more eating, according to a rigorous new study. People who slept just five hours a night burned more energy but also ate more — so much more that they gained almost 2 pounds in less than a week.

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Veterans Find Comfort, Hope in Cooking Class: The California Report

Veterans Find Comfort, Hope in Cooking Class: The California Report

| March 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Among other issues, veterans face a challenge shared by many Americans: obesity. Federal officials say more than 70 percent of veterans receiving VA care have weight problems. The California Report visits an elite culinary school in Napa Valley, which runs a healthy cooking program for wounded veterans.

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Vigor, Brain Power And Other Health Claims From Coke’s Advertising Past

Vigor, Brain Power And Other Health Claims From Coke’s Advertising Past

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The current debate over the truthiness of Coca-Cola’s new anti-obesity message reminded us that, more than a century ago, the company actually branded itself a maker of “medicinal tonic.” Let’s take a trip through Coke’s early advertising history.

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KQED’s Forum: Dr. Robert Lustig’s War on Sugar

KQED’s Forum: Dr. Robert Lustig’s War on Sugar

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dr. Robert Lustig is waging a war on sugar. He calls sugar the culprit behind obesity, and wants the government to regulate sugar the way it does alcohol. But his ideas have stirred up controversy among his medical colleagues who say he has insufficient evidence linking sugar to obesity. Dr. Lustig joins KQED’s Forum to talk about his new book, “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.”

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KQED’s Forum: Marion Nestle: ‘Why Calories Count’

KQED’s Forum: Marion Nestle: ‘Why Calories Count’

| June 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

One in three adults in the U.S. is obese, and that doesn’t account for the simply overweight. But many people still don’t know what’s actually making people fat. KQED Forum talks with nutrition and food expert Marion Nestle about her new book, “Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics.”

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Edible Education 101:  Sugar Is Not So Sweet After All

Edible Education 101: Sugar Is Not So Sweet After All

| October 6, 2011 | 5 Comments

UC Berkeley students hear about the evils of sugar at popular food politics class.

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KQED’s Forum: Sugar and Health

KQED’s Forum: Sugar and Health

| April 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

UCSF professor Robert Lustig became an Internet video sensation when he spoke out about the evils of sugar in a post that went viral on YouTube. He was also recently featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story, “Is Sugar Toxic?” Lustig joins Forum in the studio to discuss sugar’s role in diabetes, obesity and related diseases.

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Food, Politics and Personal Responsibility

Food, Politics and Personal Responsibility

| September 17, 2009 | 2 Comments

It’s disheartening to see that the obese population is numerous states is over 30%, with other states close behind. Yet, although I appreciate Mr. Boustany’s commitment to healthy choices, I don’t think providing “incentives for wellness care and prevention” is realistic without first implementing legislation to make healthier foods accessible to everyone — rich, middle class and poor.

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