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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Opposes Repeal of Affordable Care Act

Health Benefits of Healthy Lifestyle Quantified in U.S.
At age 50, individuals with healthy lifestyle had seven years longer life expectancy, delay in disability
Source: Health Affairs

Many Americans Qualify As 'Overfat'
Overfat individuals have excess body fat, regardless of scale/BMI values, researchers say
Source: Frontiers in Public Health

Here's Why a Soda With That Burger Is Especially Fattening
High-sugar drinks combined with protein triggers extra fat storage by body, study finds
Source: BMC Nutrition

Don't Put Off Weight-Loss Surgery Till You're Heavier
Best results seen for those with pre-op BMI of less than 40, study says
Source: JAMA Surgery

No Need for Obese Patients to Lose Weight Before THR, TKR
Obese patients achieve about the same pain relief and improved function as normal-weight patients
Source: Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk for gallbladder removal surgery
Source: Am J Gastroenterol

Visceral/Subcutaneous Fat Ratio Predicts CVD in T2DM
Ratio of visceral to subcutaneous fat significantly linked to incident, recurrent cardiovascular disease
Source: Journal of Diabetes Investigation

Obesity in Teen Years Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Adulthood
Concerns are growing about weight's impact on development of chronic disease, researchers say
Source: Cancer

AAP: Focus on Kids' Cardiometabolic Risk Factors, Not MetS
But 'no easy solutions' to reversing adverse risk factors in children
Source: Pediatrics

Does Your Child Really Have a Food Allergy?
Food sensitivity and intolerance may be mistaken for allergic reaction, even by doctors
Source: Pediatrics

How Much Protein Do We Need?

FDA approves qualified health claim for macadamia nuts
Source: FDA

Is carbonated water bad for you?

Study finds 275,000 calls to poison control centers for dietary supplement exposures
Source: Journal of Medical Toxicology

The Scoop on Avoiding 'Brain Freeze'
Pain occurs when cold food touches the back of the palate, neurologist says

Could a Little Alcohol Lower Your Diabetes Risk?
Daily drink or two may provide a bit of protection, study suggests, but one expert skeptical
Source: Diabetologia

A Reminder That Meds and Grapefruit Don't Always Mix
Could be a dangerous combination, depending on the drug

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Food bank given $50,000 grant; adopts new nutrition guidelines

Cafeteria managers learning to serve healthy, appealing meals to students

Google’s Quest To Develop A Plant-Based “Power Dish” More Popular Than Meat
(“In an attempt to reduce the company’s carbon footprint, Google is making changes to the food it serves its employees: everything from blending burgers with mushrooms to a data-driven quest to create the most delicious vegan taco.”)

How Email Marketing Can Grow Your Nutrition Business

Perceived Physical Activity Level Predicts Mortality
Association persists even after adjustment for confounders, including actual physical activity
Source: Health Psychology

Judge dismisses ‘natural’ suit against General Mills