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September 13, 2004 | Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press
Nearly 70% of Americans say they are careful about what they eat, and even more say diet is essential to good health, according to a new nationwide health poll in which obesity ranked second among the biggest health concerns. Healthcare costs ranked No. 1, with 56% of those surveyed saying they were personally affected by cost.
January 5, 2004 | Jane E. Allen, Times Staff Writer
With those New Year's diet and exercise resolutions fresh in your mind, it might be important to know that it's a myth that people who work out eat better. In a 16-month federally funded study, researchers from the University of Kansas and University of Colorado put to the test the popular notion that people improve their eating habits when they exercise. They recruited 74 overweight to moderately obese people ages 17 to 35 who were sedentary, otherwise healthy and didn't smoke.
December 28, 2003 | Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press Writer
Big. That's how many Italians sum up their impressions of the United States -- from the Grand Canyon to jumbo burgers to the backsides. But Italians don't have to cross an ocean to gape at flab. This country of the good-for-your-waistline Mediterranean diet has produced a generation of chubby children. And with Italian youngsters now among Europe's fattest, doctors worry about the nation's health future.
March 9, 2003 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
First-grader Austin Duncan piled his tray high the day the salad bar opened for business, stacking broccoli, strawberries and an unidentified French fry-shaped root on a bed of lettuce fresh from the farm. Then he gave the new venture his ultimate seal of approval. "The salad bar rocks," said the energetic 6-year-old, surveying his health-conscious creation last week at Lincoln Elementary School in Ventura.
Acknowledging that Americans are getting fatter, an independent panel of top nutritionists on Thursday recommended doubling the amount of exercise previously thought necessary to stay healthy while setting less rigid dietary guidelines. The groundbreaking report, prepared for U.S.
February 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
Eat, drink and be merry--in moderation. Proposed dietary guidelines released by the government Thursday describe eating as "one of life's greatest pleasures," while urging Americans to avoid too much saturated fat, sugars, salt or alcohol. The guidelines, developed by a panel of 11 nutrition experts, do not make any major changes in current recommendations. But, for the first time, they include sections on whole grains and food safety and expanded advice on weight control.
Americans searching for the Holy Grail of healthy eating may no longer need to look any further. Five of the nation's leading health organizations have united to endorse a diet plan that, they say, represents the best and latest scientific advice for helping to prevent most major diseases. Health officials hope to convince Americans that faddish, specialized diets are a waste of time and that a single, simple food plan is the best strategy for staying healthy.
April 7, 1999
In this week's Sunday Magazine, Hans Rockenwagner's crab strudel stands tall. On Monday, Health reveals that flowers (yes, flowers) can make a perfect addition to an otherwise healthy diet.
December 8, 1997
I was very shocked when I saw the Jake Guest Workout ("6 Days a Week, Jake's in the Gym at 5," Nov. 3). "Jake Steinfeld, of 'Body by Jake' fame, works out hard six days a week. On Saturdays, he rewards himself with a pound of M&Ms, ice cream and pizza." Let me begin with how offensive I find it that you have featured an individual who, despite his uncanny ability to market himself as a "fitness guru," admits in the article to having no formal education. I think perhaps you should consider either reassessing your screening measures for health features or create a new section called "Junk Food."
December 1, 1997 | KATHY SMITH
Recently, a famous actress injured herself at home, but rather than drive immediately to the emergency room, she first showered, washed her hair, made herself up and dressed to be seen. After all, she pointed out, a woman in her position has to keep up a certain image. I understand her sense of obligation. Imagine for a second that you are a reasonably famous and celebrated fitness expert who's often recognized in public.
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