Category Archives: Diet and Nutrition

Overweight Teens Typically Eat Less Than Normal-Weight Peers

Study finding points to need for novel weight-loss interventions By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) — As expected, young children who are overweight consume more calories each day than do their thinner peers, a new study says. But, in a decidedly unexpected finding, the researchers also discovered that older overweight children may…

Turning Off the Tube Linked to Healthier Weight in Teens

Study that limited TV time for a year found that kids, but not adults, gained fewer pounds FRIDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) — Reducing the amount of time that teens spend watching television may prevent them from putting on too much weight, researchers say. In a new study, 153 adults and 72 adolescents in the…

Low-Cal Diets Kept Monkeys Healthier, But Didn’t Lengthen Lives

Study runs counter to previous research that suggested caloric restriction might boost longevity By Carina StorrsHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) — Cutting calories can lead to a number of health benefits, from better metabolism to reduced diabetes and cancer rates, and stronger immune function, according to a new study in monkeys. The long-term…

Confusion Over Diabetes Types Adds to Patients’ Woes

Causes, treatment differ between type 1 and type 2 disease By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) — Given that about one in 12 Americans has diabetes, chances are good you know someone with some form of the disease. But you may be less informed about the different types of diabetes and their…

4 Eating Habits May Help Older Women Maintain Weight Loss

In 4-year study, those who kept pounds off decreased 3 food groups and increased fruits, vegetables By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) — Older women who want to keep off weight — no small feat for many after menopause — might consider four specific eating behaviors, according to new research. “Losing…