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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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Viewpoint: How the ‘Food Justice’ movement hinders progress toward equity, health, sustainability

It’s not clear what concept of justice this activism actually serves ...
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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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Questioning the value of a genetic test for obesity

Scientists who recently announced an experimental genetic test that can help predict obesity got immediate pushback from other researchers, who ...
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Can genetics predict a baby’s risk of becoming an obese adult?

There’s a new way to predict whether a baby will grow into an obese adult. Combining the effect of more ...
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Fit and fat at the same time? The right genes may make it possible

Scientists are in hot debate over whether it's possible to be obese without creating health risks. Two new studies take ...
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Big Fat Failure

A closer look at the genetics of failure—why we fail to lose weight thanks to our genes ...
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Cancer-linked obesity soaring among millennials in the United States

Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ...
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Searching through diets, medications and supplements for the Holy Grail of weight loss. Hint: There is no panacea

A quick review of some of the most effective and ineffective approaches to weight loss ...
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Why some types of obesity are worse than others

Where you put on weight is as important as how much you put on ...
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Genetics and Type 2 diabetes: Why weight loss alone may not be enough for some people

People who develop Type 2 diabetes fall into one of two categories — those whose blood sugar can be controlled ...
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Using your body’s internal clock to offset those bad eating habits

When we eat late at night, it disrupts our circadian rhythm. Eating within an 8-12 hour time period could reset ...
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Increase in autism linked to rising maternal obesity and diabetes

More and more children around the world are being born to obese mothers than ever before. In the United States, ...
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Viewpoint: Demand for non-GMO food suggests consumers want ‘easy’ answers to nutrition and health

Have you been grocery shopping lately? If so, it probably won’t come as much of a surprise that so-called “free-from” ...
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Breast cancer is not ‘one size fits all’: Obesity, alcohol use, inactivity exacerbate risk

A regular mammogram isn’t enough to battle breast cancer anymore. Researchers have found that a third of breast cancer cases ...
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Here’s one of the reasons obese people have trouble losing weight

Obesity rates in the U.S. and abroad have soared: The world now has more overweight people than those who weigh ...