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TweetApril 5, 2013, Kris Gunnars, Authority Nutrition
There is a lot of controversy in nutrition and it often seems like people can’t agree on anything.
But there are a few exceptions to this.
Here are the top 10 nutrition facts that everyone actually agrees on (well, almost everyone…).
1. Added Sugar is a Disaster
We all know that added sugar is bad.
Some think sugar is a simple matter of “empty” calories, while others believe it to cause diseases that kill millions of people each year.
It is definitely true that added sugar (sucrose and high fructose corn syrup) contains empty calories.
There are no nutrients …
TweetJanuary 9, 2013, Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
After all those well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions have yielded to the force of habit, many of the nation’s 79 million obese adults will have a day of reckoning with their primary care physicians.
Lose weight and get active, the doctor will order, or risk developing diabetes. Then the MD will scribble a prescription.
For most patients, the prescribed treatment will not be a pill. It will be a 12-week program aimed at preventing Type 2 diabetes by getting obese adults to shed as little as …
TweetJune 6, 2012, CTV.ca, The Canadian Press
The more Canadians settle into a life of physical inactivity, the more they exact a toll on the country’s health care system, a new study from Queen’s University suggested.
The report, published Wednesday in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, estimated the total cost of a life of lassitude had reached approximately $6.8 billion in 2009, or 3.7 per cent of all health care costs.
Study author Ian Janssen mined a variety of data sources to arrive at the figures, which account for both the …
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TweetMay 10, 2012, China Daily, by Cheng Yinggi and Li Yao
Chinese students aged 10 to 13 are in grave physical condition due to poor diet and lack of exercise, according to a report.
The report, released by China Development Research Foundation in 2011, found that malnutrition was affecting 12 percent of students in poverty-stricken areas.
Roughly 12 percent of the children in those areas were also short for their age, and 9 percent were underweight because of nutritional deficiencies.
Fast food has become a major health threat for urban students. The latest research …
TweetApril 25, 2012, CBS/AP
New guidelines from the American Cancer Society urge people who beat cancer to exercise and eat healthier: It just may provide a better chance of preventing the cancer from coming back.
That’s not something most doctors do, said Dr. Omer Kucuk, an Emory University oncologist who has researched the effect of nutrition on prostate cancer. Most doctors discuss surgery, chemotherapy or other treatments for their patients.
“Usually the last thing on their mind is to talk about diet and exercise,” Kucuk said.
Cancer society officials have long encouraged healthy eating …
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TweetMarch 27, 2012, The Globe and Mail, Dave McGinn
A first-of-its-kind set of physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines suggests children up to four years of age get at least three hours of physical activity each day and sets strict limits on screen time.
“Our kids today, little ones under the age of four, need to move more, they need to sit less and they need to get off of screens,” says Kelly Murumets, president and CEO of ParticipACTION, which released the guidelines on Tuesday with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.
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TweetJanuary 4, 2012, Fox News, Chris Kilham
Americans are living longer than ever before. As a result of greatly improved sanitation, hygiene, nutrition, life-saving drugs and medical care, lifespan has increased significantly.
At the time of the American Revolution in 1776, the average life expectancy in the United States was a paltry 30 years of age. Back then, you had to make your mark early, because your stay in this world was likely to be brief.
Today, the average American life expectancy is close to 80, and the fastest growing segment of the …
TweetLos Angeles Times, Shari Roan, October 11, 2010
People who blame their genes for weight problems are probably justified in doing so, to some extent. Numerous studies presented this week at the annual Obesity Society meeting in San Diego indicate a number of genes that may increase an individual’s susceptibility to becoming overweight. But for at least one gene mutation, physical activity may be a good defense.
Researchers at Cambridge analyzed published and unpublished data from 45 studies examining the effect of exercise on people carrying the FTO gene mutation. The FTO …
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TweetChicago Tribune, September 27, 2010
Exercise can help people being treated for cancer cope with the side effects of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, including fatigue and the loss of muscle mass. “It helps them get through treatment in better form,” said David Nieman, director of the Human Performance Lab at Appalachian State University and the author of several textbooks on exercise as medicine.
On a recent Wednesday night, Cindy Gerstner, 42, strapped her feet into a rowing machine and began gliding back and forth with all the energy she could muster. This wasn’t just a workout …
Los Angeles Times, August 31, 2010, Jeannine Stein
People with a genetic predisposition to obesity can reduce their risk of being overweight by being physically active, researchers conclude.
Even people with a strong genetic predisposition to obesitycan offset their risk of being overweight by being physically active, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal PLoS Medicine.
British researchers examined the effects of 12 genetic variants associated with a higher risk of obesity among 20,430 people in Britain. Researchers calculated a genetic predisposition score for each volunteer that ranged from 0 to 24, representing the number of …