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Burger versus salad?

Ever have the burger vs. salad debate at your favorite local fast-food joint? When it comes to your health, this seems like a simple decision. But a deeper look at the Nutrition Facts statements in each restaurant could change your mind. This info graphic from Labdoor magazine may surprise you!

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Individual willpower alone will not curb our nation’s obesity problem

Last week in a desperate attempt to stem the rise of obesity levels, the prestigious independent body of scientists and physicians that advises the feds on health policy, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), recommended requiring at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day in schools and considering excise taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages. It also urged food […]

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Teaching thinking before drinking: How sodas in school spell trouble for our kids

Given the number of children who are overweight or obese, I wasn’t surprised when the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that children be screened for high cholesterol beginning as early as 9 to 11 years of age. It’s not surprising because the health consequences of high cholesterol — such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and cancer […]

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Doctors Are Entering The Weight Loss Business

On January 1, Medicare will begin paying for obese patients to undergo physician-supervised treatment for weight loss. Now, many doctors are forming weight loss companies to take advantage of this new plan to increase their profits. They’re armed with prescription pads to get patients hooked on amphetamines-oh, excuse me, I mean appetite suppressants-and  are stocking their […]

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It’s the Sugar that Makes Apple Juice Scary for Most Parents

Ever since Dr. Oz’s show on the arsenic content in apple juice, everybody’s talking about the dangers of this sweet fruit juice. But it’s not the trace amount of arsenic that we should be worried about — it’s the sugar and calories. Did you know a glass of apple juice — or orange or grape […]

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