Category Archives: Nutrition: Information: Confusion

Doubling saturated fat in the diet does not increase saturated fat in blood

New research sponsored by dairy, beef, and egg industries links diabetes, heart disease risk to diet high in carbs, not fat COLUMBUS, Ohio - Doubling or even nearly tripling saturated fat in the diet does not drive up total levels … Continue reading

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Call to banish fruit juice from recommended five a day in UK

Fruit juice should be removed from the recommended list of healthy things to eat daily because it is confusing for parents, say campaigners. Action on Sugar found many children’s juices contain at least six teaspoons of sugar - more than … Continue reading

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Weight loss drugs fueling the obesity epidemic: Journal of Public Policy & Marketing

Consumers place great faith in weight loss pills and remedies, buying and using them more than ever before. American obesity rates, however, are skyrocketing. According to a new study in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, false beliefs about … Continue reading

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Moderate drinking is healthy. But only for the 15% of people with the right gene.

The study included 618 Swedes with coronary heart disease and a control group of 3,000 healthy subjects. The subjects were assigned to various categories based on the amount of alcohol they consumed (ethanol intake). Meanwhile, they were tested in order … Continue reading

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5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Breakfast

Don’t stress if you skipped breakfast today. New research shows that it may not make much of a difference to your health Breakfast has long reigned as the most important meal of the day. But while it’s historically been praised … Continue reading

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Resveratrol could REVERSE benefits of being active

Contrary to popular belief, use of the supplement resveratrol (RSV) may not actually enhance the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Many news outlets and health blogs have long recommended RSV as a complement to exercise and to enhance performance. … Continue reading

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Misreporting diet information impacts nutrition recommendations

You are what you eat, unless you’re not quite sure what you ate. A new paper by Jinan Banna and Marie Kainoa Fialkowski of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and Marilyn Townsend … Continue reading

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6 common prescription med mistakes

You get the brand name over generic Yes, they’re cheaper, but generic drugs are just as effective as the brand name. To be approved by the FDA, a generic drug must have the same active ingredients as the original. The … Continue reading

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Slow and steady does NOT win the weight loss race: new study

Led by Joseph Proietto, Sir Edward Dunlop Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and Head of the Weight Control Clinic at Austin Health, the study also found that substantial weight loss is more likely to be achieved if … Continue reading

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The 9 most confusing words on chicken packaging

If you’ve been worrying about antibiotics in meat and antibiotic-resistant superbugs, good news: Perdue Farms says it will no longer routinely inject antibiotics into eggs about to hatch, NPR reports. Until now, the eggs (these are fertilized eggs with chicken … Continue reading

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5 Most Confusing Health Halo Food Terms: #1 is ‘Natural’

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD / Health.com @goodhealth I frequently meet my clients at their local supermarkets so we can walk the aisles together. Most find it incredibly eye-opening: sometimes what they think they know about which products to select … Continue reading

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High doses of vitamin C, E supplements do not improve health (resistance to illness and disease) and physical performance

BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil. 2014 Jul 5;6:28. doi: 10.1186/2052-1847-6-28. eCollection 2014. Can supplementation with vitamin C and E alter physiological adaptations to strength training? Paulsen G1, Cumming KT2, Hamarsland H2, Børsheim E3, Berntsen S4, Raastad T2. Author information 1Department … Continue reading

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More than 5 fruit and veg servings have no additional effect: BMJ

New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits. An analysis of 16 worldwide studies suggested that for every portion of fruit and vegetables consumed, there was a lower risk … Continue reading

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