Artificial Sweeteners, Yes or No?

Artificial Sweeteners, Yes or No?

Our collective sweet tooth is a major challenge when it comes to weight management. Soft drinks are the single largest contributor to obesity in the US, and sugar is added to a large number of products we purchase in the … Continue reading

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What Are Your Chances for Weight Loss Success?

What Are Your Chances for Weight Loss Success?

You may have seen the depressing headlines of the week: Only 1 in 210 obese men has a chance of slimming down to a normal weight. Only 1 in 124 obese women can achieve normal weight. This is the conclusion … Continue reading

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Obesity in America is on the Rise; Here’s What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

Obesity in America is on the Rise; Here’s What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

A recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association presents stark figures regarding America’s obesity challenges. Despite heightened awareness in the last few decades, overweight and obesity rates are still increasing. Data for over 15,000 adults aged … Continue reading

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Fructose May Be More Harmful than Glucose

Fructose May Be More Harmful than Glucose

A small study has demonstrated a marked difference between the consumption of two different kinds of sugars often found in foods and drinks. Glucose and fructose are both monosaccharides, the most basic unit of carbohydrate. Table sugar (sucrose) is made … Continue reading

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Sorry, You Can’t Exercise Your Way to Weight Loss

Sorry, You Can’t Exercise Your Way to Weight Loss

There is a misconception when it comes to dieting, that exercise and healthy eating stand on equal footing as contributors to weight loss. This myth is perpetuated via soft drink propaganda (commercials) and TV shows such as The Biggest Loser. … Continue reading

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Could Common Food Emulsifiers Be the Cause of Obesity?

Could Common Food Emulsifiers Be the Cause of Obesity?

Many foods sold in supermarkets today include additives from a family known as emulsifiers. ¬†You may have noticed some popular emulsifiers when reading the ingredient list of your favorite foods: soy lecithin, polysorbate 80, and carrageenan to name just a … Continue reading

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Would You Use A “Pacemaker for Weight Loss”?

Would You Use A “Pacemaker for Weight Loss”?

The FDA has recently approved a novel medical device to aid some people with weight loss. The Maestro Rechargeable System, developed by Enteromedics, Inc. of St. Paul, MN, is aimed for morbidly obese people who suffer from an additional condition … Continue reading

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It’s the Waistline, Stupid!

It’s the Waistline, Stupid!

The body mass index (BMI) is the accepted standard for measuring obesity levels. It was invented 200 years ago by a Belgian mathematician by the name of Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet. Although it has been shown to be an ineffective … Continue reading

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol

The annual holiday office party is happening! Impress your tipsy coworkers with these tidbits about alcoholic beverages. 1. Alcohol affects men and woman differently. Most women have a higher fat to water ration in their body, which affects the ability … Continue reading

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This 19 Second Video Proves: When it Comes to Obesity, Education is Not Enough

This 19 Second Video Proves: When it Comes to Obesity, Education is Not Enough

Obesity is a major problem in modern society. In a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, in the last 50 years the improvement in lifetime expectancy due to smoking cessation, safer driving, and reduced drinking has been … Continue reading

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