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Diet Sodas Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 01/09/2017
A French study on 66,000 middle aged women over 14 years that was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in February of 2013, showed that drinking 12 oz per week of a diet soda increased the risk for type 2 diabetes by 33%. Increasing the amount to 20 oz per week increased the risk to 66%. It is interesting that the American Diabetes Association...

Do MDs Manage Obesity Well?

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2019
Two-thirds of Americans are over weight.  Many of those are obese or morbidly (over 100 pound over weight) obese.  It is well documented that obesity causes a number of chronic diseases, and even death.  The medical costs due to obesity is enormous.  Many people use food as a way of coping, including children.  It is not uncommon for...

Does Eating Slow Reduce Food Intake?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
New studies at the University of Rhode Island show that eating rate plays an important role in how much food we eat. Men eat faster than women, heavy people eat faster than thinner people, and refined grains are consumed faster than whole grains. Fast eaters consume 3.1 ounces of food per minute and slow eaters consume 2.0 ounces per minute. At lunch men consumed...

Five Screening Tests for Heart Disease You May Not Need

submitted by: admin on 04/12/2015
  There is no good evidence that if a person is symptom free that any of the common tests that screen for heart disease are helpful according to the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Even for people who smoke or those with diabetes or obesity there's no good evidence that heart screening tests save lives or prevent disease. These tests...

Reversing ED Without Drugs

submitted by: admin on 04/09/2014
Erectile dysfunction is often the presenting symptom of a number of diseases such as arteriosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, low testosterone, many neurological disorders, and much more according to a University of Adelaide study that was published in the March 2014 issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.  There are an amazing number of drugs...

Sweets Increase Inflammation

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
High glycemic foods, which tend to cause a brisk elevation in sugar levels in the blood stream, cause a 22% increase in inflammation in overweight and obese adults. This was measured based on CRP (C reactive protein) levels. Low glycemic foods tend to have more fiber and are not processed and don't cause a rapid increase in blood sugar levels. This also raised...

The Negative Effect of Weight-stigmatizing Messages

submitted by: admin on 01/27/2014
A study published in the January 2014 issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology showed that when women who perceive themselves as overweight are exposed to weight-stigmatizing information, they are less able to control their eating afterward.  One group of young women was asked to read a mock article in the NY Times titled "Lose...