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Diets and Dieting

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  • The USDA dietary guidelines: Playing politics with our health

    Later this year, the Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release the latest edition of their dietary guidelines, which sets the agenda for what Americans should eat to maintain a healthy weight, prevent...
  • Six healthful habits that can totally backfire

    You eat clean, work out, meditate and pretty much do all the "right" things. So of course that means you'll be slim, healthy and injury-free, correct? Not so fast. Some seemingly good things actually aren't so great, especially if you go overboard or...
  • Scientists debate impact of removing guidelines for dietary cholesterol

    Scientists debate impact of removing guidelines for dietary cholesterol
    Recently the annual Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report stated that cholesterol was "not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption." Some people celebrated, expecting once again to fill their bellies with unlimited amounts of butter, cheese,...
  • Roasted Pear Crumble is a sweet source of nutrition

    Pears are delicious and nutritious. They're also one of the leading fruit sources of dietary fiber, with most of the nutrition locked in the peel. The easiest way to increase fiber in the diet is to eat more fruits and vegetables. The Dietary Guidelines...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • America has fallen out of love with diet sodas, and possibly for good

    America has fallen out of love with diet sodas, and possibly for good
    Towards the end of the 1990s, more than a decade and a half after Diet Coke was first introduced, Coca-Cola found itself in a rut. The soda maker's best-selling low calorie drink, popular as it had become, appeared to be topping out in reach. The same was...
  • 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...
  • Realities of the diet treadmill spur 'leanest livable weight' concept

    Realities of the diet treadmill spur 'leanest livable weight' concept
    If, like millions of people, you've been on diets, perhaps lots of them, researcher Traci Mann says you should be relieved to know that it's not a flaw in your character that they didn't work. Or at least they didn't work for long. That may seem to make...