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A Nutritional Scoring System to Help Us Make Better Food Choices
Food Compass rates the nutritional value of common foods across several dimensions. People who ate more high-scoring foods lived longer.
TikTok a Poor Source of Diet and Nutrition Info
Diet and nutrition posts on the platform, many written by high school students, often promote the myth that thinness equals better health.
Rating the New Weight-Loss Meds
More and more people are trying to lose weight to protect their health. Four new medications, in addition to diet and exercise, can help.
A Long View of Weight-Loss Surgery
Bariatric surgery offers benefits that last for years. The joints, health and economic well-being of patients are all positively impacted.
Artificial Sweeteners Affect Glucose Metabolism
Non-nutritive sweeteners like stevia have long been seen as a win-win for dieters. But they appear to have a worrisome impact on the gut.
Preventing Obesity in Midlife: The Women's Preventive Services Initiative
Many women over 50 are overweight or obese. Helping prevent more weight gain is one way to help them avoid the health risks of obesity.
An App to Help Kids Lose Weight
A mobile app and a number-less scale that tracked obese kids' weight-loss progress proved far more effective than a standard approach.
Americans gained a lot of weight during the pandemic lockdown. Body mass and obesity rates went up. Here are some of the reasons why.
An Artificial Sweetener - Cancer Connection
Non-nutritive sweeteners tend to be seen as a win-win for dieters, but the risk of certain cancers goes up with artificial sweetener use.
How Cutting Calories Can Help You Live Longer
Your thymus gland ages fast and this takes a toll on your immune system's ability to produce T-cells. Cutting calories can rejuvenate it.
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