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After Foster Care, Weight Loss, Obese Boy Returned to Mother’s Care

After Foster Care, Weight Loss, Obese Boy Returned to Mother’s Care

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) — An Ohio boy has been returned to his mother’s care more than five months after he was placed in foster care by county officials who said his mother wasn’t doing enough to control his weight, reports the …

‘Social Jet Lag’ Can Figure Into Obesity

‘Social Jet Lag’ Can Figure Into Obesity

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As many working people and students can attest, the sound of the alarm clock in the morning can mean an unpleasant jolt out of a nice deep sleep. And disrupting the body’s internal clock in this way can lead to…

High Fructose Corn Syrup Debate Gets Sticky

High Fructose Corn Syrup Debate Gets Sticky

Hemera/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — When you get a bunch of nutrition eggheads in a room they sometimes fight about eggs. At April’s Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, they fought about sugar. Specifically, the type known as high fructose cor…

The End of the School Bake Sale in Massachusetts?

The End of the School Bake Sale in Massachusetts?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — When the PTA needs money, when the team needs new gear, when the band needs train fare, many schools turn to brownies and cookies and whatever else parents are willing to bake and sell.  But a new law in Massachus…

Woman Designs Diet for Men to Be Less Like Women

Woman Designs Diet for Men to Be Less Like Women

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Guys, eating like a real man might make a woman out of you.That’s the theory behind the Men Only Weight Loss program, concocted by founder Wendy Meyers who argues that certain things men eat regularly are “feminizing…

Bod4God: Faith-Based Weight Loss Plan to Honor God

Bod4God: Faith-Based Weight Loss Plan to Honor God

ABC News(ANNANDALE, Va.) — It’s Sunday night and the members of the Capitol Baptist Church congregation in Annandale, Va., gather together and step up for the weigh-in.It’s like a Weight Watchers meeting, but different. It’s a weight loss celebration …

Tiny Treats: America’s Favorite Desserts Seem to Be Shrinking

Tiny Treats: America’s Favorite Desserts Seem to Be Shrinking

Baked By Melissa(NEW YORK) — The icing on the cake. The cherry on the sundae. For many of us, nothing tops desserts.But something confounding is happening to our confections: Our tarts are now tiny. Our Danish is downright diminutive.And just when you…

Low-Fat Dairy Foods May Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Low-Fat Dairy Foods May Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Creatas/Thinkstock(STOCKHOLM) — About 700,000 Americans suffer strokes every year, according to the American Heart Association. But a new study found that if you choose low-fat dairy foods, you may be reducing your risk of stroke. In what they ca…

School Breakfast Programs Panned for Feeding Kids Twice

School Breakfast Programs Panned for Feeding Kids Twice

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Breakfast programs in New York City schools have come under attack for feeding schoolchildren who might have already eaten at home.While the programs provide healthy choices such as cereal, yogurt and fresh fruit, …

Children’s Book Encourages Vegan Lifestyle

Children’s Book Encourages Vegan Lifestyle

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The cover of Ruby Roth’s children’s book, Vegan is Love, is adorned with whimsical animals, but the book takes on controversial issues surrounding veganism, food manufacturing and distribution, along with…

Should McDonald’s Be Sold in Hospitals?

Should McDonald’s Be Sold in Hospitals?

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In the 2004 documentary Supersize Me, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dined at McDonald’s three times daily for 30 days, an experiment that caused an increase in his body mass and cholesterol, mood swings and fat accumulat…

Study: Diet and Exercise Beats Pills, Fads

Study: Diet and Exercise Beats Pills, Fads

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Surprise!  Eating a healthy diet and regularly exercising helps obese Americans lose more weight than those who turn to diet fads and pills, according to a new study.Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Ce…

Anne Hathaway Not on 500-Calorie-a-Day Diet for "Les Miserables"

Anne Hathaway Not on 500-Calorie-a-Day Diet for "Les Miserables"

Jim Spellman/WireImage(LONDON) — Anne Hathaway isn’t on a “miserables” diet while working on her next film.Britain’s Daily Mirror claims Hathaway is eating fewer than 500 calories per day because she was ordered by movie executives to lose 16 pounds i…

Top 5 Heart-Healthy Snacks

Top 5 Heart-Healthy Snacks

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Of all the nutritious snack options available, new research suggests that raisins and soy may pack some of the biggest wallop when it comes to being heart healthy.At the American College of Cardiology’s annual meetin…

Popcorn Packs Antioxidants, Study Finds

Popcorn Packs Antioxidants, Study Finds

Ciaran Griffin/Thinkstock(SCRANTON, Pa.) — When it comes to antioxidants, popcorn may have fruits and vegetables beat.A new study suggests that one serving of popcorn has more antioxidants than a day’s worth of fruits or vegetables, based on the…

Sleep Less, Eat More, Gain Weight

Sleep Less, Eat More, Gain Weight

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, Minn.) — We’ve all heard about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, and now scientists offer more evidence to back that up. A new study found that people who get less sleep may be inclined to ea…

10 Best Foods to Fight Off Your Spring Cold and Flu

10 Best Foods to Fight Off Your Spring Cold and Flu

Ablestock.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You probably know that washing your hands regularly and getting enough sleep is important when it comes to warding off bugs, but did you know that what you eat can also play a key role in boosting your immunity? SE…

Red Meat Tied to Increased Mortality Risk

Red Meat Tied to Increased Mortality Risk

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) — Eating a single serving of red meat per day may raise the risk of early death, a new study found. The study, which followed more than 120,000 American men and women, linked daily consumption of unprocessed red me…

Pepsi Next: Half the Calories, All The Taste?

Pepsi Next: Half the Calories, All The Taste?

Filephoto/ Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With soda sales fizzling, Pepsi is hoping to lure back customers with a drink that may appeal to those who want the flavor of a regular soft drink, without the high calories.At the end of March, Pepsi will lau…

You Are What Color You Eat?

You Are What Color You Eat?

Hemera/Thinkstock(ST. ANDREWS, Scotland) — Physicians and parents have emphasized for years the importance of eating a healthy diet that included plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables.  After all, you are what you eat, right? But what if you a…

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