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Working Off a Coke: Warped Logic at Its Finest

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The ad imagines what would happen if people paid for their can of Coke by working off the calories it contains. It shows that people are different, but on average, working off a can of soda takes just 23 minutes of cycling.

Food, Addiction and Obesity: Why We Are All at Risk

Nicole Avena, Ph.D. | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Avena, Ph.D.

The idea that some foods may be addictive, or that some people may be "food addicts," has changed how we may begin to think about the obesity epidemic, but it also poses questions regarding whom this may affect.

5 Hidden Sources Of Sugar In 'Healthy' Foods

David Zinczenko | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

In the American food jungle, nothing is as it appears. When I researched my book Eat It to Beat It!, I found sugar in thousands of places where it doesn't belong, from bread to salad dressing, dressed up in disguises like corn syrup, maltodextrin and sucrose. Here are five of the most shocking hidden sources of sugar in otherwise "healthy" meals.

Whitewashed: How Industry and Government Promote Dairy Junk Foods

Michele Simon | Posted 08.18.2014 | Home
Michele Simon

The dairy industry, propped up by government, has convinced us of the health benefits of milk and other dairy products. But the context of how people consume dairy matters.

Study: Saturated Fat as Bad as Sugar!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Folks, when it comes to food, and food for thought alike, it is mostly stupidity that is killing us. Stupidity is worse for us than either sugar or saturated fat.

Sweet Cuisine, a New Restaurant in Paris Opens for Just Desserts

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.17.2014 | Taste
Sidonie Sawyer

Some people say it's better to eat dessert first, or risk otherwise being too full by the end of the meal to even try one. This entirely new concept restaurant is solving your problem, here you only order desserts.

Cooking Art History: Sugar Baby

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 08.17.2014 | Home
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Sugar. Talk of it is everywhere. It's one of the leading causes of obesity and diabetes in our country. It is an ingredient so common to us that it is difficult to imagine a world without it.

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

Is Honey Healthier Than Sugar?

Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By YouBeauty.com editors The Scientist: Keith Kantor, Ph.D., a nutritionist and author of the children's book The Green Box League of Nutritious Ju...

The First 2 Steps To Quitting Sugar

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul You know that sugar affects your weight, as well as your health in general. We ask the pros for some advice on dealing with some of...

Great Legs, Gross Teeth: Endurance Runners and Tooth Decay

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Runners have a contagious energy, an unusually positive outlook on life, and let's face it -- they look good in their spandex shorts. But, according to dentists and health professionals, runners and other endurance athletes are more prone to tooth decay and dental problems than the rest of the population.

Shocking Sugar Facts

Laura Kumin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Kumin

I'm not a sugar-hating fanatic. In fact, my credentials as a chocoholic and dessert-lover are unimpeachable. But I like to know what I'm eating. Whether it's sugar or anything else, don't try to slip one by me, please.

Soda Taxes Can Work. Here's How.

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

Soda taxes can work, according to a new study. We've just been proposing the wrong type. A new study published in the American Journal of Agricultu...

Our Diets and Our Doom

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For most of us, it's time to stop rolling our eyes at non-existent conspiracies, and actually attempt to eat well and be active. It means there is no scapegoat to blame for all our ills, and no silver bullet to save us.

Kara Walker and the Real Sugar Links

Marina Budhos | Posted 07.30.2014 | New York
Marina Budhos

As an art object it is simultaneously sexual, submissive and powerful. But what does this formidable goddess evoke and represent?

New Study: Diet Soda meets Straw Man

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A new study in the journal Obesity, comparing diet soda to water for weight loss, has resulted in extensive and worldwide media coverage -- some of it, to my surprise, directly involving me. My involvement derives from my published opinions about diet soda and artificial sweeteners, which thus far remain unchanged after reading the study in question.

Shock Therapy for Sugar Transgressions

Lisa Guest | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

I was rewarded for good behavior with sugar. My mom used M&Ms. A good friend of mine recently posted on Facebook a picture with her 2.5-year-old chowi...

These Yogurts Have More Sugar Than A Twinkie

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living

We all like to think of yogurt as a healthy breakfast, but as it turns out, many of the most popular yogurt brands have more sugar than a junk food yo...

Fed Up Spotlights the American Sugar Epidemic

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.25.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Reese Halter

Fed Up is an excellent documentary; it's the latest in shocking truths about our food in America from Atlas Films with producers Katie Couric, Laurie David, Heather Reisman, Regina Kulik Scully and Michael Walrath, directed by Stephanie Soechtig.

Why Is the U.S. So Fat? Katie Couric Documentary Fed Up Seeks to Explain

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

The U.S. government plays both sides of the obesity street -- admonishing people to eat right while pushing the foods that make them fat -- because of the USDA's double mission of protecting the nation's health and protecting the health of the nation's farmers.

Making Sugar In Costa Rica's Mountains

Peter Greenberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

Located high up in the mountains is a little village called Santa Juana. Here, you can participate in an ancient tradition of turning sugar cane into pure sugar.

What To Do When You Crave Sugar, From Jenna Wolfe (VIDEO)

Posted 05.21.2014 | MarloThomas

Although we all struggle with that stubborn sweet tooth after a meal, Weekend Today Show News Anchor and Personal Trainer Jenna Wolfe shared a few hea...

Cereal Offenders: EWG Exposes Excessive Sugar In Children's Cereals

Chris Hunt | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Chris Hunt

The deplorable state of the children's cereal landscape ultimately reflects many of the fundamental flaws of our industrial food system.

Sorry, But There's No Such Thing As A 'Healthy' Sugar

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

Infographic designed by Noelle Campbell We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but we feel the need to clarify a common misconception: There's ...

How Wholesome Is New York's Official State Snack?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

Proclaiming yogurt as an official state snack is a terribly misguided proposal since the majority of yogurt on the market today is full of added sugars. The saddest part is those yogurts marketed to kids tend to have the most added sugars.