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Viewpoint: How the ‘Food Justice’ movement reinforces inequality while doing little to improve health outcomes

It’s not clear what concept of justice this activism actually serves ...
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Viewpoint: Vegetarian diet won’t help you slim down—only cutting calories can do that

A vegetarian diet can be healthy for you. Just like any diet. Even if you only eat salads or any ...
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‘Will a COVID vaccine work on the grossly overweight? Our prediction is no’

[I]n the United States, where at least 4.6 million people have been infected and nearly 155,000 have died, the promise ...
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Genetics might explain why obese and depressed people have less grey matter in the brain

Obesity is one of the major public health problems in western countries, with an estimated prevalence of up to 38%. Although ...
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Viewpoint: Busting nutrition myths—Why you don’t have to cut potatoes out of your diet

“Stop cutting out white potatoes – they're as healthy as sweet ones, dietitians say,” a recent headline in Insider urges us ...
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Infographic: Decreasing metabolism inefficiency could tackle obesity at the source

Obesity affects millions worldwide and drives health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers. Now researchers from the ...
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Podcast: Retracted hydroxychloroquine-COVID studies backlash; Obesity cancer drugs? ‘Unbiased’ Guardian takes animal rights money

Two major studies which found that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine doesn't treat COVID-19 have been retracted. What does that mean ...
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‘Thinness gene’ could offer genetically engineered weight control strategy

While others may be dieting and hitting the gym hard to stay in shape, some people stay slim effortlessly no ...
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Obesity gene? Suppressing this variant could be key to weight loss

More than five years ago, a group of researchers from Norway and several other countries found an important clue in ...
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Fast carbs: Do the products of modern agriculture short circuit your biology to make you fat and diabetic?

In recent weeks, foods of all kinds have flown off the shelves at grocery stores as Americans stocked up to ...
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How America’s obesity epidemic could exacerbate deadly impact of coronavirus

With businesses facing bankruptcy, schools closed and sports events canceled, President Trump and others have now asked: Is the cure ...
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Eat a big breakfast to lose weight? This old nutritional adage isn’t backed up by science

Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper is an old nutritional adage that at ...
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Is being obese similar to being old? Both make the body vulnerable to life-threatening diseases, researchers say

Globally, an estimated 1.9 billion adults and 380 million children are overweight or obese. According to the World Health Organization, ...
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Full-fat dairy not linked to childhood obesity, studies show, raising questions about US dietary guidelines

There's little scientific evidence behind recommendations by US health organizations that kids should stop eating full-fat dairy after the age ...
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Vaccines, glyphosate weedkiller cause obesity? Dr. David Gorski debunks new round of ‘bogus’ health claims

Those of us who have been following the antivaccine movement and the sorts of claims that its members [make] are ...
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Do obesity and mental illness share genetic links?

If a person with high genetic vulnerability is exposed to adverse environmental factors, such as an infection or mental trauma, ...
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Mandatory calorie counts on fast-food menus have little impact on customer purchases, latest study finds

As of May last year, all American restaurant chains with 20 or more outlets have been legally obliged to provide calorie ...
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Viewpoint: While experts fight about red meat, eat a diet that makes sense for you

Nutrition researchers and doctors are at each other's throats once again, this time over a recommendation published in the Annals ...
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Ticking time bomb: Being obese ‘more than doubles’ risk of common forms of cancer

Being overweight or obese has been linked to at least 13 types of cancer. Obesity more than doubles the risk ...
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Obesity and diabetes cure? CRISPR might be used to ‘silence’ key gene found in unhealthy fat

The gene FABP4 is highly active in adipose tissue and known to be a major contributor to obesity and related ...
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USDA: Purple corn could help battle obesity, diabetes

Purple corn is more than tasty and eye-catching. Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered a game-changing ...
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Podcast: AI-powered nutrition devices could cut exploding obesity rates. Will FDA rules keep them off the market?

Medical devices powered by artificial intelligence could help overweight people customize diets based on their biomarkers ...
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Viewpoint: Why the New York Times failed with its coverage of overhyped probiotics obesity treatment

Adding to the steaming pile of unsubstantiated hype over probiotics, the New York Times ran an uncritical article ... suggesting ...
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Are eggs good or bad for you? Why science can’t make up its mind about our favorite foods

Do you know whether eggs are good for you? What about coffee, red wine, or chocolate? Most people probably have ...
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Scare talk: Are GMOs, pesticides and antibiotics making conventional food unsafe?

The Dirt: Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently cautioned Americans not to fear their food. That’s an amazing thing for any ...
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There’s little evidence showing diet soda is harmful—so why do experts recommend we avoid it?

Low-calorie sweeteners represent just about everything that’s wrong with our diet. They’re mostly synthetic. They play to the human preference ...
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Gut bacteria from thin people fails to help obese people lose weight in study

Changing your gut microbes may not help you lose belly fat. In a preliminary study, obese people got either capsules ...
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‘Ultra-processed’ food may boost weight gain, first randomized controlled trial shows

People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according ...
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