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Obesity and Pregnancy
When a mother-to-be is obese it can interfere with the development of areas of the fetal brain implicated in ADHD and decision making.
Fasting and Weight Loss
Restricting the number of hours you eat each day can be a simpler way to diet. But going without food for longer is not necessarily better.
Public Health Policies that Made a Difference
A two-cent soda tax cut consumption by about seven ounces a day; raising the standards of a food program definitely improved nutrition.
Late Dinners Help Pack on the Pounds
Eating dinner late can raise your risk of weight gain and diabetes. It's about your metabolism.
Coming to a Convenience Store Near You
Suppose sodas and other sugary drinks carried warning labels the way alcohol and cigarettes do. Would obesity rates go down?
Turning Kids into Savvy Consumers
You can make screen time a learning experience. Show kids the marketing tricks behind the ads they see. It could change their eating habits.
Eating Right in Difficult Times
The fact that many of us must shelter in place with limited access to the foods we are used to is an opportunity as well as a handicap.
RDNs, Allies in the War on Weight
For people who just can't lose the weight they need to, expert help from a registered dietitian nutritionist can make a big difference.
Inflammation and the Unborn
Diabetes, obesity and hypertension create low-grade, chronic inflammation that can cause neurodevelopmental problems in the unborn.
Pack a Lunch; Eat In
Eating out is a primary driver of weight gain and diabetes. On average, Americans get one of every five calories from restaurant meals.
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