Americans Need More Fruits and Veggies

Despite years of encouragement from parents and nutrition professionals, kids and adults still aren't eating nearly enough fruits and vegetables, a recent report says. Most people consume less than two cups of fruits and veggies a day, far below the four to six cups recommended by the government's dietary guidelines, according...

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Studies Show Obesity Rates No Longer Expanding

Two recent studies conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed less than surprising statistics; 68 percent of adults and 32 percent of children are at least overweight. What did make headlines in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association is that...

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Soccer Fans Could Gain Up to Five Pounds...

Some research suggests soccer fanatics will put on an average of almost five pounds during the month-long 2010 World Cup tournament. Research conducted by Men's Health magazine found that during each game, a fan will drink four cans of beer, eat three slices of pizza, half a bag of chips and half a tub...

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Study Identifies Foods that Promote Weight Maintenance

For people who have dieted this year and are trying to maintain a healthful weight, turkey leftovers — without the stuffing — may be a smart strategy going forward, according to a new report. In the largest diet study in Europe to date, foods that were high in protein and...

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Watching Your Carbohydrate Intake? Calories Still Count

The Low Carb Craze Trendy in the dieting world currently means low carbohydrate. You can't walk the aisles of a grocery store, turn on the television, or pick up a magazine without seeing something about carbs. The best-selling diets out now, some of which include theAtkins Diet, The South Beach...

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Surgeon General’s Report: Sedentary Lifestyle Hazardous to Your...

The Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health has made one thing perfectly clear: a sedentary lifestyle is damaging the health of Americans and bears responsibility for the growing obesity problem in this country. The report's primary message is that Americans can substantially improve their health and quality of life...

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