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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Kids’ personalities may influence food portion size

January 15, 2014

By Lizette Borreli Assessing a child’s personality may be an effective way to ward off childhood obesity in unhealthy kids. Extroverts are found to serve themselves more food than introverts regardless of whether they’re given a large or small bowl, according to a recent study. In the United States the rate of childhood obesity has doubled over […]

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