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Metabolic Obesity

Two Different Paths to Obesity and What They Have in Common

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

It's hard to tease apart metabolic vs. hedonic causes for obesity, and impossible to change the underlying genetics leading to each susceptibility. Both mechanisms explain why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off.

Kids Who Eat More Candy Weigh Less -- Or Do They?

Bonnie Modugno, M.S., R.D. | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Bonnie Modugno, M.S., R.D.

A USDA funded study with partial support by the National Confectioners Association recently published remarkable findings. Kids who eat candy are thinner and have lower BMIs than kids who don't.