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Low-Carb, Higher-Fat Diets Add No Arterial Health Risks To Obese People Seeking To Lose Weight

Overweight and obese people looking to drop some pounds and considering one of the popular low-carbohydrate diets, along with moderate exercise, need not worry that the higher proportion of fat in such a program compared to a low-fat, high-carb diet may harm their arteries, suggests a pair of new studies by heart and vascular researchers […]

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2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans – An Overview

The numbers are sobering… In a nutshell, two thirds of American adults are eating the wrong foods and are not exercising. Due to socioeconomic constraints, 15% of American households don’t have access to needed food and nutrition. This article includes links to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines For Americans and the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for […]

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Nonprofit Weight Loss Program Provides Similar Results To Pricier Commercial Programs

In the battle against obesity, new research has found that it may not be necessary to spend a lot on a weight loss program when cheaper, nonprofit alternatives may work just as well. Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus found those who spent three years in the nonprofit Take Off Pounds Sensibly […]

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Schoolyard Teasing About Weight Can Profoundly Affect Pre-Teens

Schoolyard taunts of any type can potentially damage a child’s sense of self-confidence. But a new study suggests that a particular kind of teasing – about weight – can have distinctive and significant effects on how pre-teens perceive their own bodies. The research, among the first to specifically examine the impact of weight-based criticism on […]

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