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Nutrition

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  • Popcorn sales bursting with new organic, gourmet, pre-popped snacks

    Popcorn sales bursting with new organic, gourmet, pre-popped snacks
    Popcorn is smokin' hot. According to the Popcorn Board, Americans consume 16 billion quarts of popped popcorn annually. That's 51 quarts each in a year. And while most of the popcorn we buy is for home use — sales of unpopped popcorn have risen 300%...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Sugar-for-sweetener swap could backfire

    Q: More and more nutrition advice seems to be anti-sugar these days. So are artificial sweeteners a good alternative? A: Sugar in all its forms may be the single most important dietary cause of obesity and heart disease in the American diet today....
  • Nutrition as a factor in older pets' mental decline

    Nutrition as a factor in older pets' mental decline
    When an older dog or cat starts to experience physical changes, a pet owner may simply chalk it up to the aging process. But Janet Jackson, vice president and director of the Nestlé Research Center's PetCare Basic Research Department, says these...
  • Brown bag school lunches have little nutrition - lots of dessert

    What could be more wholesome for students than a bag lunch packed at home? A lunch from the school cafeteria. Researchers found that the typical lunch brought from home contained far fewer vegetables, fruit and whole grains than federal nutrition...
  • FDA unveils new national calorie-posting rules

    Movie theater chains will have to inform patrons how many calories are in those giant buckets of popcorn and restaurants with at least 20 locations will have to reveal the calorie content of their specialty cocktails under new rules unveiled by the Food...
  • To prevent or reverse obesity and its ills, timing may be everything

    If obesity is linked to Americans' 24/7 lifestyles, would it help to reset the clock that dictates our eating? A new study of mice suggests it would, and in ways that go well beyond weight alone. Even with a diet high in fat and sugar, mice that had...
  • Excess sugar can harm your heart

    Harvard Health Blog A sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease, even if you aren't overweight. So says a major study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association-Internal Medicine. Added sugars make up at...
  • Medifast announces partnership with Fitbit

    Medifast announces partnership with Fitbit
    Weight loss company Medifast Inc. is jumping into the fast-growing health technology market through a partnership with fitness tracker Fitbit, the Owings Mills-based company was scheduled to announce Tuesday. As consumers have grown more interested in...
  • Environmental Nutrition: To drink or not to drink, a health perspective

    Environmental Nutrition: To drink or not to drink, a health perspective
    Environmental Nutrition Holiday celebrations, happy hours, cocktail parties. It would be nice to think the alcoholic beverages ever-present at social events are good for us. The news media typically makes the most of new studies suggesting a link between...
  • Fitness Files: Let's talk turkey about stuffing

    The day after Thanksgiving, Paul and I dove into the leftovers at lunch. That afternoon, he said, "I don't want dinner." After two days of stuffing, we were stuffed. That morning, we met our friend Marilyn for breakfast. She ordered coffee, saying,...
  • UCLA-backed m-health project aids at-risk women using fitness app

    UCLA-backed m-health project aids at-risk women using fitness app
    Qiana Sago knew she had a problem. Three years ago, at age 30, she weighed 269 pounds. She was taking pills for high blood pressure. Her triglycerides were "the highest you can have," she said. Working as an LAX custodian, she was surrounded by fast...