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Right Tax, Wrong Message
Taxes on sweetened beverages do reduce consumption, but when the message is about revenue, not health, the push-back can doom them.
Crafting Resolutions You Can Keep
Research on motivation offers some useful tips for ways to pursue your goals for the New Year without becoming discouraged.
Know the Sugars in Your Sugar
Not all sugar is the same. Eating some sugars stimulate our bodies to signal that we are full; others trigger a craving to eat more.
Dried Fruits Deliver
Good fruit is hard to find in the winter. Dried fruit supplies the same fiber and nutrients as fresh fruit does. Cue the fruitcake.
Neighborhood Stores and Childhood Obesity
The kinds of food outlets serving a community have a big effect on child obesity rates, especially in low income neighborhoods.
Eat the Clock
Time-restricted eating is a popular diet trend right now. But does when you eat really make a difference?
Giving Healthy Behaviors a Mindful Boost
Mindfulness is a bit of a buzzword, but a review of the research shows the practice in self-regulation it offers furthers health goals.
Sweet Drinks Hurt Hearts
Artificially sweetened drinks may be almost as bad for your heart as sugary beverages. Here's a pretty simple work-around.
Good News for Obese Heart Patients
Weight-loss surgery -- gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy -- improves the health of even those who have had a heart attack.
YouTube Channels Promote Junk Food
Millions of kids see the posts kid influencers put up on social media. It's a new way to advertise unhealthy foods to children.
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