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The importance of counting calories for weight loss

Sunday, February 13, 2011 16:54 Comments Off on The importance of counting calories for weight loss

Full knowledge about calories and how they relate to weight loss is essential. Some of us just go on dieting without thinking of how many pounds we have to lose or how to do it. Some diet plans even…

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Too Many Livestock Farms Spread Disease

Sunday, February 13, 2011 10:00 Comments Off on Too Many Livestock Farms Spread Disease

Increased livestock farming worldwide, specifically cows and pigs, may spawn more animal disease epidemics, similar to SARS and H1N1 swine flu; warns the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Developing countries are at the highest risk; 700 million people rely on animals to generate up to 40% of household income. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2009 Americans…

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Vegans Have High Heart Risks

Saturday, February 12, 2011 10:05 Comments Off on Vegans Have High Heart Risks

Eating a vegan diet may increase your risk of blood clots and atherosclerosis, suggests a new study. Both are risk factors for heart attacks and stroke. Unlike some vegetarian diets which permit milk and cheese, a vegan diet excludes all animal foods, including dairy products. But the new study claims a vegan diet – usually touted for its health…

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Diet Soda Heightens Stroke Risk

Friday, February 11, 2011 21:16 Comments Off on Diet Soda Heightens Stroke Risk

Drinking diet soda, despite being viewed has a healthier, low-calorie alternative to sugary soft drinks, might increase your risk of stroke; claims new research. Soft drinks have been blamed as a major cause of the United States’ obesity epidemic, prompting states like New York to propose taxing the beverages. The new study examined the effects of moderate or regular…

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Diet-Free For Life

Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:06 Comments Off on Diet-Free For Life

For many people who’ve been on countless diets in the past, the same old yo-yo dieting cycle gets a bit tired after a while. In his new book, former marine, Robert Ferguson, promises you can get a dream body, without ever going on another diet. But, does it deliver the goods?…

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Toddler’s Junk Food Diet May Lead to Lower IQ

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 10:07 Comments Off on Toddler’s Junk Food Diet May Lead to Lower IQ

What we put into our bodies (and by extension) our children’s bodies, has far-reaching affects, for better or worse. While we are constantly hearing about how poor dietary habits are making children fat, a cohort study shows that a toddlers diet may impact future cognitive abilities, too. …

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Poll: The Drunk Diet

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 22:27 Comments Off on Poll: The Drunk Diet

One of the newest diet books in the making is “The Drunk Diet” by Luc Carl. Who is Luc Carl, you may ask? Well, he’s Lady Gaga’s boyfriend and he lost 40 pounds while binge drinking every night of the week. He hopes his book will be like the holy grail to all of the obese alcoholics out there….

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Healthy Diets For Kids But Not Parents?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 9:53 Comments Off on Healthy Diets For Kids But Not Parents?

There’s no doubt many parents are concerned about their children’s eating habits. But, when you are so concerned about what your kids are eating, to the detriment of your own diet, something needs to change. Marquita Winslow, a mum from Youngsville, N.C, said this, We’re really health-conscious when it comes to them… We try to do the least amount…

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Is Mom’s Work Schedule Making Kids Fat?

Monday, February 7, 2011 15:46 Comments Off on Is Mom’s Work Schedule Making Kids Fat?

A recent study has linked children’s weight to the amount of time their mothers were away at work growing up. The researchers found that the total number of years mothers were employed had a small but growing influence on their children’s BMI….

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Chocolate Heralded as "Super Food" and "Super Fruit"

Monday, February 7, 2011 10:04 Comments Off on Chocolate Heralded as "Super Food" and "Super Fruit"

It’s hardly news that dark chocolate contains some health-giving goodies, like antioxidants and polyphenols. But now, after a new study, newspaper headlines have been dubbing chocolate a “super fruit”. Last time I checked, chocolate – dark or otherwise – didn’t count as one of my five-a-day. But, in fact, what lead scientist Dr Debra Miller really said was:…

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