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U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food

March 30, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — American children are getting fewer calories a day from fast food restaurants, but one-third still eat ready-to-go pizza, chicken and burgers on a daily basis, a new study finds.
Among kids aged 4 to 19, national health and nutrition surveys showed that average daily calorie consumption […]


Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Groceries: Study

March 30, 2015

SUNDAY, March 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Highly processed foods account for more than 60 percent of the calories in products Americans routinely buy in grocery stores, a new study finds.
These foods tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than less-processed foods, the researchers said.
“Overall, we found that not only are highly processed foods […]


Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Grocery Bags: Study

March 29, 2015

SUNDAY, March 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Highly processed foods account for more than 60 percent of the calories in products Americans routinely buy in grocery stores, a new study finds.
These foods tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than less-processed foods, the researchers said.
“Overall, we found that not only are highly processed foods […]


Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups

March 27, 2015

By Nina FlanaganHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In obese people with asthma, weight-loss surgery has been linked to a significant reduction in serious asthma flare-ups, new research suggests.
“We found that risk of an emergency department visit or hospitalization for asthma exacerbation decreased by half after bariatric [weight-loss] surgery and remained significantly lower […]


Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain

March 25, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests.
“If you have lower back pain that is not explained by a spinal problem but is […]


Why Insulin Resistance May Be More Common in Men

March 23, 2015

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research may help explain why obese men are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than obese women.
As people become overweight, their skeletal muscle develops insulin resistance that can lead to type 2 diabetes, the Canadian study authors explained. They discovered that differences in the activity of […]


Chef’s Input Helps Make School Meals Healthier, Study Finds

March 23, 2015

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Getting a professional chef’s input improves the fruit and vegetable selection in school cafeterias, leading students to eat more of those healthy foods, a new study finds.
“The results highlight the importance of focusing on the palatability of school meals,” said the study’s lead author, Juliana Cohen, a research […]


Blood Fats Hold Vitamin E Captive, Study Shows

March 20, 2015

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High levels of blood fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides can hold vitamin E in the blood and prevent it from reaching the tissues that require it, a small study says.
The findings suggest that checking only blood levels of vitamin E may not show whether a person has […]


L.A. Law Curbing Fast Food Didn’t Cut Obesity Rates: Study

March 19, 2015

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A Los Angeles law that restricts the opening of new fast food restaurants in poor areas has not lowered obesity rates among people who live in those neighborhoods, a new study finds.
“The South Los Angeles fast food ban may have symbolic value, but it has had no measurable […]


2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms’ Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

March 18, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Obese women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, and then gain 11 pounds or more after giving birth, have more than a 40 times higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Diabetes that develops during pregnancy is known as gestational diabetes. While this […]



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