Could You Give Up Sugar for 10 Days?

Television host Katie Couric, whose new documentary, “Fed Up,” blames sugar for the country’s spiraling obesity problem, is challenging people to take a 10-day break from the sweet stuff. In an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Couric urged people to try and give up foods with added sugar, including artificial sweeteners, “which have the same impact on your brain as added sugar.” That means foods with naturally occurring sugar, including fresh fruit and plain yogurt, are fine, but options …

La diabetes acecha a las mujeres latinas… ¿Por qué?

¿Quién no tiene un familiar, un amigo o un compañero de trabajo diabético? Tengo una compañera de trabajo, que además conozco hace muchí­simos años, que me explicaba hace unos dí­as -en nuestro ‘coffee break’- como desde muy jovencita está acostumbrada a endulzar su café con azúcar de dieta, mientras yo me quejaba de que no habí­a azúcar negra. Claro su mamá fue diagnosticada con diabetes siendo muy joven y toda la familia se acostumbró al azúcar de sobrecitos azules, rosados …

Put Down the Diet Soda, Ladies. It’s Bad for Your Heart

Healthy, postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet sodas a day are at a higher risk for heart attack, stroke and even death, according to a large new national study. The research looked at diet-soda intake and heart health in nearly 60,000 women participating in the national Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, which investigates health risk factors for women ages 50 to 79. The average age of the women in this study was nearly 63, and none had a …

7 maneras de pelear contra tu adicción al azúcar

Para los que somos golosos -parece que la mayorí­a del paí­s- las últimas investigaciones nos traen noticias amargas: los estadounidenses consumimos demasiada azúcar, y nos está matando. También: Luche contra la grasa abdominal En uno de los estudios más grandes de análisis sobre este tema, investigadores del gobierno y dos universidades encontraron un ví­nculo entre el alto consumo de azúcar y las enfermedades mortales del corazón. El estudio se publicó el lunes en JAMA Internal Medicine. El culpable, creen, es …

Foods That Help Fight Belly Fat

Don’t blame the food, blame the type of fat we eat. That’s what causes us to have big bellies, say Swedish researchers, who used a special muffin diet to demonstrate how this works. The authors of the study, published last month in the journal Diabetes, say this is the first time research on humans has shown that saturated fat (found in foods like butter, bacon, palm oil and beef) is deposited in a different place on the body than polyunsaturated …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun 1.  Antler makeovers are saving the lives of reindeer in Finland. (Learn more at NBC News) 2. Eating yogurt and avoiding fatty or sugary snacks could cut a diabetes risk nearly in half. (Learn more at AARP) 3. When man and his canine best friend hear emotion in a voice, they respond in similar ways. (Learn more at Daily Mail) 4. Joe Newman is vying to become the oldest U.S. congressman by more than a …