Kids and teens saw double the number of ads for soda in 2010 than they did in 2008.
October 31, 2011 Kids and teens saw double the number of ads for soda in 2010 than they did in 2008, according to a report. The author says the industry's efforts to regulate its advertising to kids haven't worked.
One recent study found that people were able to burn up an extra 450 calories a day with one hour of moderate exercise. That can include walking briskly, biking or swimming.
October 31, 2011 Most people who lose weight end up gaining it back — and it's not just a matter of willpower. In fact, once we begin to shed those first few pounds, says one expert, "the biology really kicks in and tries to resist the weight loss."
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October 28, 2011 Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, researchers write that the bacteria in yogurt affect people's digestion--but not by repopulating gut flora. Microbiologist Jeffrey Gordon talks about these findings and the future of using bacteria as therapy for digestive disorders such as diarrhea.
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October 28, 2011 A new report in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases says evidence that the flu shot offers protection in adults aged 65 years or older is lacking. Host John Dankosky and guests discuss the report, the upcoming flu season, and whether seniors should get the flu vaccine.
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October 27, 2011 Willpower will only take you so far, in case you haven't run that experiment yourself. Turns out our bodies have a fuel gauge, not entirely unlike the gas gauge in our cars, that tell us when it's time to tank up on food. Dieting can make the gauge go haywire.
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A photo from 2009 shows "All Natural" Necco Wafers. But after customers rejected the changes, the Massachusetts company returned to its original recipe.
October 26, 2011 The candy company that makes Necco wafers thought its customer base would approve of a switch to natural flavors and colors. But it was wrong. Now the company is going back to its original recipe.
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Male binge eaters were more likely to be depressed and obese than men who didn't binge, a study found.
October 26, 2011 Fasting after eating too much and pushing through an insanely long workout to compensate for overeating are behaviors associated with binge eating. Men are almost as likely as women to develop the disorder, a new study finds.
October 24, 2011 Higher levels of BPA in urine taken from mothers during pregnancy were associated with slightly "worse behavior" among their 3-year-olds, especially in girls, researchers found. But BPA exposure after birth didn't show the same pattern.
Plant breeders made this vegetable more popular.
October 21, 2011 Some researchers have found that vegetables like broccoli have fewer good-for-you nutrients like calcium and zinc than they used to. But a new study says that genetics — what plant breeders control — probably isn't the major factor determining nutrient levels.
The Institute of Medicine wants the FDA to adopt new food labels that make it easier for consumers to compare the healthfulness of food products.
October 20, 2011 A report urges the Food and Drug Administration to adopt new food labels that make it easier for consumers to compare the healthfulness of food products. To cut down on confusion, the system would rely on stars, check marks or some other icon to convey a food's nutritional rating.
October 19, 2011 PETA says nudity is just one tactic it uses to draw attention to its animal-rights causes, including anti-fur campaigns and new efforts to promote a vegetarian lifestyle. It's not necessarily more effective than other types of shocking ads it's created.
October 17, 2011 There's been an explosion in the number of Americans who take vitamins and other dietary supplements. But do they do any good? And might they actually be doing harm? Two new studies raise serious questions.
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French Laundry pastry chef Lena Kwak with the gluten-free flour she developed.
October 17, 2011 A lot of people are going out of their way to avoid gluten. Some have celiac disease, while others have some degree of gluten sensitivity. But the perception that a gluten-free diet is always a healthful diet isn't quite accurate.
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McDonald's says it introduced Happy Meals with apple slices to "help customers make nutrition-minded choices for their daily lifestyles."
October 15, 2011 Restaurants are introducing calorie counts on menus and smaller portions to help consumers make healthier choices. But some consumers think that limits choice, and nutrition experts say we need to change the culture, not the menu.
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October 14, 2011 In a new study, researchers from McMaster University found that in people with a certain gene that elevates heart attack risk, a diet high in fruits and vegetables can help lower the risk. Dr. Sonia Anand explains the study, and what still needs to be learned about the gene.
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