Monthly Archives: June 2013

Obesity Rate On The Rise

The 2013 Gallup poll found that the adult obesity rate in the US increased from last year. The obesity rate is now 27.1% and appears to be on an upward trend. Bottom line: Americans are not getting the message about the risks of obesity! On Tuesday, the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity as a […]

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Kids Need Diet Plus Exercise For Weight Loss

Just as adults need to combine dieting with exercise for effective weight loss, a new study in JAMA Pediatrics shows the same for kids. The study was a meta-analysis of 15 studies, and they compared calorie restriction (dieting) to a calorie restriction and exercise combination. The researchers used the following markers to make their conclusions: […]

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Protect Yourself From Foodborne Illnesses

Foodborne illnesses, caused by pathogens such as salmonella and E. Coli, affect about 9 million people a year. It is worse during the warmer months because there are more outside events with a greater potential for unsafe food handling practices. Food is left outside in the heat longer and there isn’t a kitchen with a […]

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BPA May be Linked to Obesity in Children

BPA (bisphenol A) is a man-made compound that is used to make certain plastics and is found in food packaging, sporting equipment, water bottles, and in the lining of water pipes. It has some hormone-like properties, which has made its safety questionable. In 2010, the FDA warned that BPA may be hazardous to fetuses, infants, […]

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Walking After Meals May Decrease Risk of Diabetes

A new study shows that the timing of exercise may be important for controlling blood sugar. The study, which was published in Diabetes Care, looked at the glycemic control of inactive adults over 60 years old. The results show that a moderately paced 15 minute walk after a meal (especially dinner) can effectively control blood […]

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