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Voluntary Reductions of Salt and Sugar Would Bring Huge Health and Economic Gains
Modest reductions in the sugar in packaged foods and beverages could prevent millions of heart problems, save $4 billion in healthcare costs
Kids' Ultra-Processed Food Problem
Foods formulated in factories now account for most of the calories kids eat. Yes, they're tasty and convenient, but what about nutrition?
The Heart Failure-Cancer Connection
Cancer treatment can weaken the heart, but now it appears the reverse is also true: heart failure raises the risk of certain cancers.
The Lasting Harm of Teen Obesity
Once a teen becomes obese, even losing weight can't undo the health issues it sets in motion. Here's what parents can do to help their kids.
Go Ahead, Have Some Chocolate
When you eat chocolate has a lot to do with how much chocolate affects your weight and metabolism. And not all the effects are bad.
Junk Food Ads Continue to Target Kids
Food companies are spending more than ever pushing fast-food ads to kids — particularly targeting Black and Hispanic children.
Catching Gestational Diabetes Early
Placental hormone levels may help physicians catch gestational diabetes and other pregnancy complications in the first trimester.
Strawberries’ Lo-Cal Health Statement
Two cups of strawberries, 130 calories, can lower blood sugar, reduce blood pressure, and provide antioxidant protection against cancer.
Kefir's Benefits for the Heart
The fermented milk drink kefir can reduce the heart-damaging effects of metabolic syndrome, improving lipid levels and lowering blood sugar.
To Ease Stress, Reach for Fruit
Yoga, exercise, therapy and meditation can all help ease stress, but fruit arms your body against it. It seems to be about flavonoids.
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