Tag Archives: Diet

  • June 16, 2015

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    F.D.A. Gives Food Industry 3 Years to Eliminate Trans Fats

    The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the food industry three years to eliminate artery-clogging, artificial trans fats from the food supply, a step tha

  • June 9, 2015

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    In ‘Eating Lab,’ A Psychologist Spills Secrets On Why Diets Fail

    As soon as Traci Mann's new book, Secrets From The Eating Lab, hit bookstores, I ordered my copy.

    As the author of a no-diet book myself, I was eager to read what one of the leadi

  • June 9, 2015

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    Fears, Not Facts, Support G.M.O.-Free Food

    Despite myriad assurances from scientists that foods containing genetically modified ingredients are safe to eat, consumers are likely to see more and more products labeled “G.M.O.-free” in the not-too-distant future. As happened with the explosion of gluten-free produ

  • May 19, 2015

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    Brain Boost: Mediterranean Diet May Fend Off Memory Loss

    NPR. If you've ever walked out of the house without your phone and wallet — as I did yesterday — you might have wondered: Am I starting to lose it?

    Even if you're too young for any real concern about dementia, this kind of precursor to a "senior moment" can be rattling.

  • May 11, 2015

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    Fructose May Increase Cravings for High-Calorie Foods.

    NYTimes. The type of sugar you eat may affect your cravings for high-calorie foods, researchers report.

    An experiment with 24 healthy volunteers found that compared with consuming glucose, consuming fructose — the sugar found in fruits, honey and corn syrup — resulted in more  ..

  • February 24, 2015

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    Many G.M.O.-Free Labels, Little Clarity Over Rules

    NYTimes. Few industry debates are as heated these days as the one about labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients.


  • January 24, 2015

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    A 12-Hour Window for a Healthy Weight

    NYTimes. Scientists, like mothers, have long suspected that midnight snacking is inadvisable. But until a few years ago, there was little in the way of science behind those suspicions. Now, a new study shows that mice prevented from eating at all hours avoided obesity and metabolic problems — even

  • January 22, 2015

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    How Vitamin D May Fight Colon Cancer

    NYTimes. Higher levels of vitamin D have been associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer in many observational studies. A new analysis has found a possible reason.


    A malignant tumor contains not just cancer cells but many types of

  • January 22, 2015

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    From Detox To Elimination Diets, Skipping Sugar May Be The Best Bet

    NPR.

    When it comes to detox diets, we totally get the appeal.

    Who's not drawn to the idea of flushing all the toxins out of our bodies — a sort of spring cleaning of our insides?

    And yes, several years back, I even remember trying — if only for a day

  • January 16, 2015

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    Minifasting: How Occasionally Skipping Meals May Boost Health

    NPR: If you've ever gone to sleep hungry and then dreamed of chocolate croissants, the idea of fasting may seem completely unappealing.

    But what if the payoff for a 16-hour fast — which might involve skipping dinner, save a bowl of broth — is a boost in energy and a decreased appe