India Asks Pepsi to Cut Sugar
India has asked US soft drinks giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content of its sodas as the country battles growing levels of obesity and diabetes.
PepsiCo chairman Indra Nooyi met food processing industry minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal during a visit to India on Tuesday...
Parents See Their Overweight Kids as Healthy: Study
Parents have become less able to realize when their child is overweight or obese, a new study finds. In fact, parents interviewed between 2005 and 2010 were 24 percent less likely to spot a weight problem in their child than parents interviewed between 1988 and 1994, the...
Is Breakfast Overrated?
Breakfast, it turns out, may not be the most important meal of the day. In fact, new research suggests it may be the most overrated meal of the day, at least when it comes to weight loss, cholesterol, and metabolism.
Alarming Study Doesn't Deter Ramen Noodle Lovers
A recent U.S. study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life. Some comments from noodle lovers across...
Want to Lose Weight? Ditch the Car
People who walk, bike or take public transportation to work tend to be thinner than those who ride in their own cars, according to a new study from the UK.
The new findings -including that taking public transportation was just as beneficial as the other "active commuting"...
Is a Low-Fat Diet Making You Fat?
Health experts have long advised to cut back on fat to lose weight. But the latest nutritional research shows some fats are not only good for us, but they can actually help shed pounds. In fact, avoiding such fats , in favor of low-fat, high-carb alternatives , can promote weight gain.
New Weight-Loss Strategy: Chew More, Eat Less
Chew more, eat less. That's the recommendation from new nutritional research that suggests the number of bites you take when you eat may be a critical factor in weight loss - the more bites, the better.
Favorite Southern Foods Deadly for People With Kidney Disease
The types of food that many Southerners seem to prefer -- fried foods, sweet drinks and processed meals -- may be deadly for people with kidney disease, a new study suggests. A Southern-style diet was associated with a 50 percent greater risk of death over a 6-year period...
Scientists Develop Allergy-Free Nuts
Life-threatening nut allergies sicken millions of American adults and children each year. But U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists reported they are developing a way to process cashews and potentially other nuts in ways that could make them safer for people with allergies.
Fitness Experts: Core Exercises Crucial
Whether it is running, swimming, weight lifting or aerobics, fitness experts say the center of all exercise routines is the core - the abdominal, back and muscles around the pelvis - which is the seat of stability, strength and power.
Adding in exercise routines to...
Eating Out Means Eating More: Study
A new study finds that people who eat out consume an average of about 200 calories more a day than when they cook at home.
They also take in more saturated fat, sugar and salt.
The study has limitations. It doesn't say anything about whether frequent restaurant diners are...
Weight Loss Without Dieting Possible: Yale Study
Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine say that preventing weight gain could be as simple as calming the activity of a nuclear receptor in a tiny area of the brain.
Blocking the effects of the nuclear receptor PPARGamma in a small amount of brain cells in mice...
'Gluten-Free' Label Now Means Something
Starting this week, gluten-free labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term gluten-free had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.
This new requirement is especially important for people who suffer from...
Cookies Banned From School Bake Sales, Thanks to Michelle Obama
A new federal law that aims to curb childhood obesity is setting new health standards for foods sold at school bake sales in dozens of states. What that means is cookies, cakes, and brownies may have to be replaced with fruit cups and granola bars, starting this fall.
Fight Looms Over 'Added Sugar' Food Label
In Washington, a pivotal battle over sugar is heating up. One small corner of the wider culture war over public health and sweeteners, this fight isn't about how much sugar should be in your food, but how much you should know about it.
U.S. food regulators say the public...
Latest Fitness Trend: Spin Class Hits the Pool
In a trend raising images of surrealism in the gym, bicycles have pedaled into the pool for a new fitness workout.
An increasing numbers of exercisers, seeking everything from a sanctuary from sweat, to joint relief, to a vigorous, whole body workout, are spinning their...
Scientists Discover How to Activate Calorie-Burning Brown Fat
Biologists have identified a new "on-off switch" that activates a powerful calorie-burning process in brown fat cells. The research sheds light on a how brown fat might be used to help people lose weight naturally.
Best, Worst Snack Bars for Health
Snack bars are convenient, portable, and often better for you than chips or cookies. But not all snack bars are created equal. Some are laden with sugar and additives, while others contain as many calories as a candy bar.
Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires
Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research.
Surveys of college-age women conducted from 1982 to 2012 also found a link between early dieting and later obesity and alcohol abuse.
The younger a...
Scientists Developing Probiotic Treatment for Obesity
Inspired by previous studies on the subject, a team of researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville tested a strain of safe bacteria that has been used to treat diarrhea since its discovery 100 years ago. The resulting success, using mice as subjects, suggests a...
Tonsillectomy Often Leads to Weight Gain
Tonsillectomies are commonly done to relieve sleep apnea in children,but a new study confirms that the treatment can speed kids' weight gain-- especially if they're already overweight.
The researchers said that's a concern, because obesity is a risk factor for a range of...
9 in 10 Adults Eat Everything on Their Plate
Unlike children, the vast majority of adults finish all of the food they put on their plate at mealtime, according to a new study.
This is true for adults from much of the world -- not just Americans, researchers from Cornell University revealed.
They noted their findings...
Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy
Parents of obese children often don't view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity,according to a new study.
The children of the families surveyed for the new research were attending an obesity clinic at the Hasbro...
Can Your Brother or Sister Make You Fat?
Brothers or sisters might have a greater influence than parents on a child's likelihood of being obese, suggests new U.S. research.
The study, based on data from the larger national Family Health Habits Survey, found that kids with obese parents were about twice as likely to...
Can Americans Be Convinced Eating Salad is Cool?
Having turned his trendy chain of New York-based salad restaurants into a success, Chop't Chief Executive Officer Nick Marsh is determined to go national. The trick will be convincing middle America that salad is cool again. Salad consumption has declined steadily since the...
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