June 13, 2005 |
Even as a new wave of dairy commercials touts eating yogurt and other dairy products as a way to shed unwanted pounds, new research shows that drinking excess milk can cause weight gain in older children. "We're concerned that adolescents will see the ads and conclude that drinking large amounts of milk will be an easy way to lose weight," says lead researcher Catherine Berkey, a biostatistician at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
May 2, 2005 |
Deciding how often to eat can be almost as vexing as choosing what to eat. Are three daily, regularly spaced meals the best recipe for fat burning? Or five to six mini-meals? The recent publication of "The 3-Hour Diet" by fitness guru and best-selling author Jorge Cruise is likely to fuel the debate. In the book, Cruise contends that the timing of meals is as important as what's eaten.
April 11, 2005 |
Dieters often try to trick themselves into thinking they've eaten more by putting their food in smaller bowls. New research shows this tactic may work. "People often believe our stomachs tell us when we're full," says Brian Wansink, a nutrition and marketing expert at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "But we can be tremendously influenced by the cues around us." In the study, 54 adults sat down to a free lunch, which they thought was to test a new flavor of soup.
November 22, 2004 |
It's no secret that exercising regularly and eating right are the keys to staying fit, but people may find better results when they're given a little help along the way. Among the more promising forms of help are two new intervention programs, one targeted to elementary school children, the other to college freshmen. Results of studies examining the programs were among the findings presented last week at a Las Vegas conference cosponsored by the North American Assn.
July 5, 2004 |
Girls who are starting to get too pudgy at age 5 are often experienced dieters by age 9 -- but they put on extra pounds instead of taking them off, researchers say. Jennifer Shunk and Leann Birch of Pennsylvania State University studied 153 girls in central Pennsylvania. At age 5, 32 of them were considered at risk of being overweight by federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards. They were checked again at ages 7 and 9.
June 23, 2004 |
Low-carbohydrate diets are leading Americans to poor health and are spawning a rip-off industry of "carb-friendly" products, health experts and consumer advocates said in announcing the formation of a group called the Partnership for Essential Nutrition. The group said it wanted to help educate Americans about the need for healthy carbohydrates such as vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains.