Heavier dieters using diet drinks should look at food too, study says

February 24, 2014

By Mary MacVean Overweight and obese adults who use diet drinks to help them lose weight need to take another look at the food they eat, according to researchers who reported Jan. 16 that those people ate more food calories than overweight people who drank sugar-sweetened beverages. The scientists writing in the American Journal of Public Health […]

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Study: Most people don’t know how not how many calories are in soda

February 3, 2014

Even though it’s widely known that soda can contribute to weight gain, the majority of adults don’t actually know how many calories are in a bottle of soda, a new study reveals. The research, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and based on data from 3,926 adults, shows that eight […]

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Changes in fast food combo meals means fewer calories for kids

January 20, 2014

By Gerard LeBlond Obesity among children is a growing problem, especially with the abundant availability of fast food establishments. Public health officials estimate there is a 17 percent obesity rate among youths. Recently, two researchers at Cornell University, Dr. Brian Wansink and Dr. Andrew Hanks, analyzed data from 30 representative McDonald’s restaurants to find out […]

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NCCOR members contribute to new research that shows major food companies have cutback on calories

January 13, 2014

Sixteen of the nation’s leading food and beverage companies have cut 78 calories out of an American’s daily diet according to a new study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). This is the result of a five-year (2007-2012) reduction in sales of food and beverages totaling 60.4 trillion calories. The data collection and […]

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Study: As cost of sugary drinks go up, sales go down

January 10, 2014

By Nanci Hellmich People bought fewer sugary drinks when the price was higher than no-calorie or low-cal drinks. Raising the cost of high-calorie beverages by a few cents — and highlighting calorie content in places where they are sold — decreases sales, a new study shows. This research comes after much discussion in recent years […]

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Sugar is sugar: Fruit juice just as bad as soda for kids

June 12, 2013

By Amir Khan Doctors and public health officials have long called for parents to eschew soda, but what you replace it with is just as important. While kids are drinking less soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages, many minority kids are switching to 100 percent fruit juice – which can be just as bad for you as […]

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Teens ate ‘too many calories’ at Subway and McDonald’s, study says

May 15, 2013

By Mary Macvean Adolescents who went to McDonald’s and Subway in Los Angeles bought about the same number of calories at each, despite Subway’s reputation as a healthier place to eat, researchers said. The menus are not the point, lead researcher Dr. Lenard Lesser of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute said by phone. […]

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Despite more ‘healthy’ options, little change in fast-food calorie counts

December 27, 2012

By Barbara Bronson Gray You’d like a salad? Want some fries with that? A new study shows that providing more menu options on a fast-food menu doesn’t mean the average diner chows down fewer calories. Researchers found that although there has been a 53 percent increase in the total number of menu offerings over the […]

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