Nutrition Expert Loses 27 Pounds in 10 Weeks on a Twinkie Diet

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Professor Haub – who lost 27lb – teaches human nutrition at Kansas State University in the U.S.

A professor who went on a ten-week diet based on cream cakes, snacks, sugary cereals and biscuits says he lost nearly two stone. Mark Haub said that on the ‘convenience store diet’ his ‘bad’ cholesterol also dropped by 20 per cent and his level of triglycerides, a form of fat, by 39 per cent.

 

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Dangerous Chemicals in Food Wrappers Likely Migrating to Humans

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Was there ever a time where microwave anything in wrapper was healthy?

University of Toronto scientists have found that chemicals used to line junk food wrappers and microwave popcorn bags are migrating into food and being ingested by people where they are contributing to chemical contamination observed in blood.

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Study: Kids Get 40% of Their Calories from Junk Food

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40% of calories consumed by kids comes from junk food.

It’s no wonder that kids are blowing up like balloons more every year. According to Kids Health, the percentage of overweight children in the United States is growing at an alarming rate–one out of three kids are now considered overweight or obese. And even worse, a new study released by the National Cancer Institute and reported on Civil Eats found that nearly 40 percent of calories consumed by children ages 2 to 18 were empty calories, the unhealthiest kind of calories, derived from junk food.

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Britons Living Longer Even Though They Are Getting Fatter and Drinking More

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A quarter of Britons are overweight and alcohol related deaths have doubled.

Nearly a quarter are overweight and the number of alcohol related deaths has more than doubled since the early nineties, the Office for National Statistics revealed.  The latest edition of the Social Trends report also reveals that one-in-five men and one-in-seven women over 16 drink more than double the recommended daily allowance of alcohol once a week.

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Your Diet in 2020 – Making Healthy Choices Will Be Done For Us

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Just checked out with the grocery cart of the future? Here’s your digital receipt scoring the nutrient richness of your trip. Heading home for dinner? Your smart fridge has scanned all the food in your kitchen, compiled a menu of the healthiest meal combinations (tailored to your food preferences and allergies, of course) and has started preheating your oven.

 

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If the Cost of Soda Increased 18%, People Would Lose 5 Pounds a Year

The New York City health department has released graphic ads encouraging viewers not to “drink yourself fat”.

If the price of regular soda and other sweetened beverages increased by 18%, people would consume an average of 56 fewer calories a day and lose about 5 pounds a year, according to projections in a study out Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Tiny Tongue of a Fruit Fly Could Offer Big Clues in Fight Against Obesity, Researcher Says

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It is proven that the ‘clock’ that influences Drosophila’s decision to eat or not to eat is found inside the taste sensing cells and has a very direct link to its eating habits.

The tiny tongue of a fruit fly could provide big answers to questions about human eating habits, possibly even leading to new ways to treat obesity, according to a study from a team of Texas A&M University researchers.

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Biofortification Will Become a Trend in the Future

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Evan Ryan travelled the world looking at trace element nutrition in broadacre cropping

A Yarrawonga farmer believes “biofortification” of grain with trace elements will become a trend in the future.

Evan Ryan said trace element biofortification of grains – supercharging them with elements such as zinc, boron, selenium or other micronutrients – was a novel way of solving human health and nutrition problems.

 

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