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Diets and Dieting

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  • Don't put too much of a good thing into that healthy diet

    Don't put too much of a good thing into that healthy diet
    Nutritionists are continually spouting the benefits of foods like tomatoes, avocados and fish, but overdoing it on these healthy foods actually can be harmful. "Even nutritious food can be too much of a good thing if you eat it in too large a quantity...
  • 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...
  • EatingWell: Make a healthy diet a way of life

    All too often, when starting a diet, we start out with grand intentions ("I'm going to lose weight and eat better! This time will be different, I swear!) only to revert to our old eating habits within a week or two. So how can you give your desire to...
  • Nutritional roadblocks: 11 whole gain myths busted

    At first glance, whole grains like whole wheat, barley, quinoa and brown rice may not seem controversial, but misconceptions and half-truths abound, creating barriers to meeting the U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommendation to consume at least three servings...
  • UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

    UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
    Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the World Health Organization say the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar intake to just 5 to 10...
  • A brief timeline shows how we're gluttons for diet fads

     A brief timeline shows how we're gluttons for diet fads
    We've barely dug ourselves out from beneath the pile of new diet books that arrived to kick off the year, and already the "get in shape for summer" diet books are filling our mailboxes. That raises the question: If any of these diets actually worked,...
  • Why carbs don't deserve rap as new diet villain

    It's become popular to think of foods as either good or bad, something to eat or something to avoid. Carbohydrates, which had their moment as a good food back when fat was the bad guy, are now being blamed in part for the epidemic of obesity, diabetes and...
  • 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...
  • Environmental Nutrition: 10 whole grain myths busted

    Environmental Nutrition: 10 whole grain myths busted
    At first glance, whole grains, such as whole wheat, barley, quinoa and brown rice, may not seem like a controversial topic, but misconceptions and half-truths abound, creating barriers to meeting the U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommendation to consume at...
  • 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...