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High-fructose corn syrup

High-fructose corn syrup

A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain by Hilary Parker       Posted March 22, 2010 A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same. In addition to causing significant weight gain in lab…

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High-fructose corn syrup

High-fructose corn syrup

A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain by Hilary Parker       Posted March 22, 2010 A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same. In addition to causing significant weight gain in lab…

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Soft drinks: Public enemy No.1 in obesity fight?

Soft drinks: Public enemy No.1 in obesity fight?

By Caleb Hellerman, CNN April 27, 2012  (CNN) — Pushing her meal cart into the hospital room, a research assistant hands out tall glasses of reddish-pink liquid, along with a gentle warning: “Remember, you guys have to finish all your Kool-Aid.” One by one, young volunteers chug down their drinks, each carefully calibrated to contain a mix of water, flavoring and a precisely calibrated solution of high fructose corn syrup: 55% fructose, 45% glucose. The participants are part of an ongoing…

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Dieters in Weight Watchers study drop up to 15 pounds in a year

Dieters in Weight Watchers study drop up to 15 pounds in a year

By Amanda MacMillan January 4, 2012 (Health.com) — Overweight and obese adults who followed the Weight Watchers program lost more than twice as much weight as those who received weight-loss advice from a doctor or nurse, according to a new yearlong study funded by the company. The study, which was published Wednesday in the Lancet, included 772 men and women in Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom who were recruited during ordinary doctor’s appointments. The researchers randomly selected about half…

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Can Food Really Be Addictive?

Can Food Really Be Addictive?

Yes, Says National Drug Expert Compare the proportion of obese people in America to those who are addicted to drugs and then try to argue that food isn’t as addictive as crack cocaine, says Dr. Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. By MAIA SZALAVITZ April 5, 2012 Can food really be as addictive as drugs? In an impassioned lecture at Rockefeller University on Wednesday, Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse,…

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Parents Should Lead By Example in Weight Loss, Study Finds

Parents Should Lead By Example in Weight Loss, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) — Losing weight themselves is the best way for parents to help their children shed excess pounds, new research suggests. The study included 80 parent-child sets with an overweight or obese 8- to 12-year-old. The participants took part in a parent-only or parent/child treatment program for five months. The researchers assessed the effectiveness of three types of parenting skills taught in the family-based treatment programs for childhood obesity. The skills included: leading by example, or…

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Work Burnout Tied to Emotional Eating

Work Burnout Tied to Emotional Eating

By Amy Norton Mon Mar 12, 2012 (Reuters Health) – Women who are fed up with their jobs may be more likely to turn to food for comfort in times of stress, a new study suggests. The study, which followed 230 Finnish women, found that those who reported work burnout were also more likely to have a habit of emotional” eating — that is, eating when you’re stressed, anxious or down, rather than just hungry. What’s more, they were more…

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Can Mindfulness Curb Restaurant Overeating?

Can Mindfulness Curb Restaurant Overeating?

By Anne Harding MONDAY, January 9, 2012 (Health.com) — Supersized portions and high-calorie dishes in restaurants are often blamed for contributing to America’s obesity epidemic, and for good reason. People tend to carry more body fat if they eat out frequently, and they tend to consume more calories and fat in restaurants than they do when eating at home, studies suggest. Eating 200 or 300 extra calories in a restaurant once or twice a week may not seem like a…

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