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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.

Face Cancer

Bill Couzens | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

In the fight to figure out how to reduce incidences of cancer, we must not lose sight of people's humanity and their contributions to the world. We must not let cancer steal our headlines.

Life After Gluten and Swedish Fish

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

By the time I made it to the kitchen, three chocolate chip cookies were making their way into my blood stream. Two more teaspoons of sugar disguised as cookies magically appeared in my hands when I sat back into the driver's seat.

Is the Elimination of Sugar the Cure to the Health Problems of the Nation?

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

While reading recent headlines encouraging people to eliminate sugar from their diets, I thought, "Here we go again!" When it comes to the topic of o...

The 5 Most Sugary Cereals

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to cereal choices for kids, we might as well be feeding them dessert. The Environmental Working Group, a public health nonprofit orga...

Why All of Us Should Be Fed Up

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

What does it mean when the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents the world's packaged food and drink industry, puts out a defensive press release about a documentary before it is released? I'd say it means they are scared, and, after viewing the new film Fed Up, I can understand why.

Are You Fed Up? You Will Be Soon

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

There's a new documentary out that aims to prove that "everything we've been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong." Tha...

7 Food Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Health

Elizabeth Rider | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Rider

Healthy eating is a hot topic these days, and specific diet regimens are even hotter. But the truth is that that isn't one right way for everyone. Period. What's working for your best friend may or may not work for you.