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If You’re Fat, Does It Mean You’re Ill? (Yes, Says AMA)

Posted on 06/21/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthOne in three American adults is obese, and the American Medical Association (AMA) believes the medical community needs to do more to help fight this problem. Th AMA’s solution is to declare obesity a disease. The nation’s largest physician organization said this week that “recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue.” It could have a greater impact on how insurance companies deal with the problem and what additional treatments they …

Wait, Now They Tell Us Being Overweight Is OK?

Posted on 01/3/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthJust in time for those New Year’s resolutions about diet comes this surprising news: While being obese is still bad for your health, new research suggests that those who are moderately overweight have a lower risk of dying than normal-weight people do. The study, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is a big one — an analysis of 100 international studies that included about 3 million adults. The authors were researchers with the National Center for Health …

Juice Makes You Fat, Veggies Make You a Hero

Posted on 12/4/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthDoes eating extra fruits and vegetables really help you lose weight? Does adding vegetables to the dinner plate make you seem like a better, more caring cook? Glad you asked. Two surprising studies add a new twist to the old bromide about eating and serving all that healthy stuff. First, the weight-loss question. A study from researchers at Purdue University in Indiana recently took a closer look at the weight-loss advice to fill up on things like broccoli, carrots, apples and …

Chubby Mice Show Why Midnight Snacking Makes Us Fat

Posted on 11/13/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIs midnight snacking bad for you? Diet experts have gone back and forth on that question, but new research from the University of Pennsylvania provides some dramatic evidence that chowing down late at night will indeed make you fat. The study, published this week in the journal Nature Medicine, found that disrupting the body’s internal clock can play a big role in weight gain. Or, to put it another way, it isn’t so much what you eat as when you …

Reduce Depression and Enhance Happiness with the Seven-a-Day Diet

Posted on 10/24/2012 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthCan peas replace Prozac pills and apples replace Abilify tablets? Hippocrates, who believed in the healing power of nature, may have been on to something when he advised us nearly 25 centuries ago to make food our medicine and medicine our food. In the intervening centuries, though, we seem to have ignored the first half of Hippocrates’s counsel—to make food our medicine—and misinterpreted his advice to make medicine our food. How else can we explain the record number of Americans …

10-Second Weight Loss Secret: Read. The. Label.

Posted on 09/17/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThis has got to be the simplest weight loss trick ever: Read the nutrition labels. That’s right. An international team of scientists, using data collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  found that people who paid attention to the nutrition labels on food weighed less than those who didn’t. For women, in particular, paying attention to those nutrition facts translated into an 8.6-pound difference over those who ignored them. As reported in The Atlantic, the results …