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  • Study finds amphetamine-like substance in dietary supplements

    Study finds amphetamine-like substance in dietary supplements
    An amphetamine-like compound that has never been tested in humans is present in a range of popular diet pills and sports supplements, a study in a pharmacological journal has found. The substance, known as BMPEA, is found in products advertised as...
  • Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

    Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results. The two plans are among...
  • New England editorial roundup

    The Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer, April 2, 2015 It's well known that American men and women gain weight and fat as they age, and our doctors keep telling us that we need to exercise and eat healthy. A newly released study shows that while older Americans...
  • Health assessment can help overweight children start down a healthier path

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At what age should I be concerned about my child's weight? My 6-year-old son is healthy and gets plenty of exercise, but I feel like he's quite large for his age. He does have a huge appetite and is always saying he's hungry, and I don't...
  • Quinn on Nutrition: No yolk, eggs may be back in dietary favor

    Can we really put eggs back in our shopping carts without fearing that we'll drop dead with a heart attack? Perhaps, according to a report by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee that will be used to draft the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans....
  • After shifting fads, time for a clear-eyed look at fat in our diets

    After shifting fads, time for a clear-eyed look at fat in our diets
    With national headlines touting the message that low-fat diets are out and high-fat diets are in, people who once shunned butter are slathering it on toast, melting it in sautés and even plopping it into their coffee. And though the media has glorified...
  • Vegetarians who ate fish had lowest colorectal cancer risk, study says

    Vegetarians who ate fish had lowest colorectal cancer risk, study says
    Colorectal cancers kill more Americans than any other cancer except lung cancer, but a new study suggests you can reduce your risk of the disease by laying off the cheeseburgers and pastramis and opting for a large salad or broiled salmon instead. After...
  • A list of healthful oils for cooking and eating

    A list of healthful oils for cooking and eating
    Evaluating the healthfulness of a particular type of fat is a matter of comparison. Though butter is better than margarine and other trans fats, vegetable oils with a blend of polyunsaturated fats or monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil, are even...
  • More than a DASH of hope

    More than a DASH of hope
    Walter Swierk was at death's door in the summer of 2012 when he agreed to participate in a medical study conducted by a team at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The retired Chicago police officer was asked to go on the research-based DASH diet,...
  • What the new national dietary guidelines mean

    What the new national dietary guidelines mean
    Customers who walk into the Columbia Wegmans are met with stacks of flavored seltzer, jams and peanut butter that all have one thing in common: They contain little or no added sugar. Prominent displays to sway customers to more healthful options are...
  • Letter: Nutrition panel tells all

    The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products. And not just to lower our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity but because it slows the...