Obesity

Daily sugary drink habit linked to liver disease

Daily sugary drink habit linked to liver disease

By Nathan Gray

Consumption of a sugar-sweetened drink on a daily basis may be associated with an increased risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), say researchers.

Is the high-protein craze backed by sound science?

Does the high-protein craze make sense from a nutritional perspective?

By Elaine Watson

Protein is hot - and big brands are piling more of it into everything from breakfast cereal to ice cream. Yet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans say “inadequate protein intake in the US is rare”. So does this trend make sense from a nutritional perspective?

Eating prunes can help weight loss

Eating prunes can help weight loss

By Maggie Hennessy

Research from the University of Liverpool found that including prunes in weight may control diets and even improve weight loss. But can the dried plum get past its image problem?

Obesity a threat to global food security: DuPont

Obesity a threat to global food security: DuPont

By Maggie Hennessy

Nearly three quarters (70%) of countries worldwide improved their food security in the past year, according to data from the 2014 Global Food Security Index jointly presented by DuPont and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). But the global threat obesity...

Study supports diet soda’s potential for weight management

Study supports diet soda’s potential for weight management

By Stephen Daniells

Consuming diet sodas along with a weight loss program may lead to shedding more pounds than when water alone is consumed along with the weight loss program, says a new study from the University of Colorado and sponsored by the American Beverage Association.

Severe obesity in US children on the rise, multipronged solution needed

Severe obesity in US children on the rise, multipronged solution needed

By Maggie Hennessy

All classes of obesity in US children have increased over the past 14 years, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. A physician specializing in food, nutrition and metabolism told FoodNavigator-USA he wouldn’t rule out stronger measures like...

Delving into Bloomberg’s proposed cap on super-size soda

A recent Museum of Food and Drink round table debated the merits and shortfalls of the large soda ban.

Delving into Bloomberg’s proposed cap on super-size soda

By Maggie Hennessy

Earlier this month, New York City’s Museum of Food and Drink hosted a panel discussion at New York City’s CUNY School of Public Health examining New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed cap on super-size sodas, which was rejected by the state...

Type 2 diabetes a ‘mismatch disease’ for our Paleolithic bodies

Special Edition: Tackling diabetes: Formulating for healthy blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes a ‘mismatch disease’ for our Paleolithic bodies

By Maggie Hennessy

When we examine the long list of noninfectious diseases that trouble modern society—which run the gamut in severity from flat feet to acid reflux, anxiety, certain cancers, high blood pressure, obesity and type 2 diabetes—it helps to look back, way back,...

Infographic: The facts behind low calorie sweetener consumption

Infographic: The facts behind low calorie sweetener consumption

By Nathan Gray

Sweeteners are widely used to replace sugar in diet and low calorie products within the food and beverage industry. However, many consumers are still worried about these ingredients. So, what are the facts behind low calorie sweeteners?

Meal timing may affect weight loss success

High calorie breakfast may help with weight loss

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

There may be some sense in the old advice to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper, according to new research that links high calorie intake at breakfast with greater weight loss and reduced disease risk.

Weight loss leads to significant gut microbiota changes

Science brief

Weight loss leads to significant gut microbiota changes

By Stephen DANIELLS

Gastric bypass surgery can boost the richness of the gut microbiota and increase the number of associations between gut microbiota and genes in fat tissue, says a new study that deepens our understanding of how gut bacteria may influence weight.

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