Type 1 Diabetes on Rise Among Youth

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A new analysis showing a 23% jump in Type 1 diabetes among American youth is giving fresh impetus to researchers looking at whether environmental factors or behavior can influence the onset of the autoimmune disease. Among the theories is the possibility that faster growth and weight gain early in life... more

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How Many Calories Should I Eat?

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The number of calories people should eat each day depends on several factors, including their age, size, height, sex, lifestyle, and overall general health. A physically active 6ft 2in male, aged 22 years, requires considerably more calories than a 5ft 2ins sedentary woman in her 70s. Recommended daily calorie intakes also vary... more

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Nutrition data on front label effective

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In-store promotion and nutrition information on the front label of food packaging helps shoppers make healthier choices, U.S. researchers say. Dennis Milne, director of business relations at the American Heart Association, presented research showing that when a tag was put on the grocery store shelf showing that a product had... more

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Health warning on dangers of high-calorie pizzas

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A REGULAR 12-inch pizza contains more calories, saturated fat and salt than the average person requires over a full day, health experts have warned. And that’s before you add the spicy wedges, the garlic bread or the fizzy You keep your more irascible tendencies for those who know you more... more

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How Big Food won the childhood obesity war

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In the political arena, one side is winning the war on child obesity. The side with the fattest wallets. After aggressive lobbying, Congress declared pizza a vegetable to protect it from a nutritional overhaul of the school lunch program this year. The White House kept silent last year as Congress... more

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Complicated link between diet soda and health

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Some studies have suggested that diet soda lovers could face higher risks of diabetes and heart disease, but one recent U.S. study of several diet drink consumers found that overall eating habits may be what matters most in the end. Researchers, whose findings were Good luck! Ginger and Lemon combined... more

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Junk food is more expensive than healthy food

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Is it really more expensive to eat healthy? An Agriculture Department study released Wednesday found that most fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods cost less than foods high in fat, sugar and salt. That counters a common perception among some consumers that it’s cheaper to eat junk food than a... more

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Does obesity affect school performance?

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Obese children and teenagers face a slew of potential health problems as they get older, including an increased risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and certain cancers. As if that weren’t enough, obesity may harm young people’s long-term college and career prospects, too. In recent years, an uneven yet growing body... more

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