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Monday, June 18, 2018

Are You A Willpower Wimp? Then Change Your Environment To Lose Weight

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times Need to lose weight? Instead of changing yourself, you might consider changing your environment. Making changes — big and small — to the world around you is much easier than mustering the willpower to refrain from eating high-calorie foods, says Brian Wansink, who has for years studied our eating […]

September 17, 2014

Breakfast Reconsidered

We’ve heard it all our lives – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But as pervasive as that axiom is, there really is no scientific evidence to support it.  Now the New York Times reports that scientists at a number of universities around the world, who have been studying the morning meal […]

August 27, 2014

To Slim Down, It Helps To Get Up Early And See The Light, Study Says

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—To maximize your chances of fighting flab, new research offers some simple advice: Wake up early and go outside. People who loaded up on light exposure at the beginning of the day were most likely to have a lower body mass index, according to a study published this week […]

April 3, 2014

Surgery Is Best For Managing Diabetes In Heavy People

Washington (AFP) – When it comes to managing type 2 diabetes in overweight people, stomach-shrinking surgeries are still more effective than trying to shed pounds with pills and lifestyle changes, researchers said Monday. Three years into a U.S. study that compares various approaches — gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and simply trying medical counseling, diet, exercise […]

March 31, 2014

Appetite Regulation Might Be Link Between Genetics And Environment, Study Says

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times Most anyone who’s ever tried to lose weight probably has wondered about appetite, perhaps wishing it to be less voracious. Scientists are looking at appetite and feelings of fullness as they try to figure out genetic connections to weight and what to do about the obesity epidemic. Children now […]

February 18, 2014

A Big Issue For Small Minds

Everybody’s got something. Maybe it’s something you were born with, maybe something that happened to you, maybe something you did to yourself through bad habits or neglect. But everybody’s got something, some physical or emotional blemish measuring the distance from you to perfection. Maybe you’re a short guy or a gawky woman. Maybe you’re ugly. […]

January 20, 2014

For U.S. Kids, The Rich Get Thinner And The Poor Get Fatter

Los Angeles Times From many corners of the United States — Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Mississippi — recent years have brought heartening news about the relentless rise in obesity among American children: Several years into a campaign to get kids to eat better and exercise more, child obesity rates have appeared to stabilize, and might reverse. […]

January 14, 2014