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Science Indicates that Weight-Loss Soda May Actually Have Opposite Effect

Science Indicates that Weight-Loss Soda May Actually Have Opposite Effect

Drinks that are artificially sweetened may not be as healthy as people are led to believe. In fact, seeking out sugar-free drinks as a means of reducing the risk of weight gain could actually have the opposite effect. This is according to study published in the journal Trends in Endocrinology ... Read More


Childhood Peanut Allergy Linked to Socioeconomic Status

Childhood Peanut Allergy Linked to Socioeconomic Status

Peanut allergies are on the rise amongst American children and one possible reason could be due to economic status. This is according to a new study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting. The researchers claim that greater rates ... Read More


A Healthy Breakfast May Indicate Lower Body Mass

A Healthy Breakfast May Indicate Lower Body Mass

Individuals who eat a balanced, healthy breakfast were found to be of lower weight than their counterparts who either ate a high-calorie, fatty meal or skipped the meal entirely. The study examined responses from over 12,000 American adults who took part in three federal health surveys between... Read More


Caloric Restriction Benefits May Come in a Pill

Caloric Restriction Benefits May Come in a Pill

A simple compound found in red grapes and red wine has been discovered to reproduce the healthy-aging effect of caloric restriction in mice. Receiving regular doses of resveratrol produced a significantly healthier aging process for the mice, leaving them with strong hearts, clear eyes, flexib... Read More


Fruits and Vegetables Linked to Positive Cognitive Performance

Fruits and Vegetables Linked to Positive Cognitive Performance

Researchers in Germany examined the links between fruit and vegetable consumption, plasma micronutrient status and cognitive performance in health subjects aged 45-105 years. Published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the results indicated higher cognitive performance in individuals with... Read More


To Lose Weight, Join the "Portion Patrol"

To Lose Weight, Join the

America is awash in calories. And as the calorie floodwaters rise, the numbers of us who are overweight and obese rise along with them. One of the main streams swelling the calorie flood is the prevalence of large-portioned meals and drinks - super-sized fast-food meals, all-you-can-eat buffe... Read More


Five Overlooked Food Factors in Weight Loss

Five Overlooked Food Factors in Weight Loss

Losing weight isn't just a matter of cutting and burning calories. There are certain inherent qualities of foods, which, if you understand them, can help you craft an eating strategy that will magnify the effectiveness of your fat loss efforts. Your food's "thermic effect." You burn more calo... Read More


10 Dark Secrets of the Food Industry

10 Dark Secrets of the Food Industry

With the public health crisis known as obesity reaching emergency proportions in the United States, the public spotlight is turning on the makers of the highly processed, high-calorie junk foods that help to fuel the growing calamity. In a recent study, the Centers for Disease Control and Pre... Read More


The Challenges of Overseas Medical Evacuations

The Challenges of Overseas Medical Evacuations

Dr. John Cahill explains that a number of tropical diseases, if left unrecognized or untreated, can have devastating outcomes. Unfortunately, he sees this on a daily basis. There are people who return from their travels with serious viral or parasitic infections. In good hands, it can be very... Read More


Artificial Sweeteners Could Contribute to Weight Gain

Artificial Sweeteners Could Contribute to Weight Gain

The idea behind artificial sweeteners is simple: add the flavor of sugar without the calories of sugar. Sounds great, right? Well, a recent study now finds that eating artificial sweeteners could make people put on more weight when compared to normal sugar. Researchers conducted experiments o... Read More


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