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This Just In: Lack of Sleep; Foods at Store Checkouts; Weight Control

Lack of Sleep Weakens Willpower, Increases Cravings
Lack of sleep is tied to increased risk for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. It also increases stress hormones, which can lead to increased sugar cravings. A study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, Dec. 17, 2018, subjected 32 lean, healthy men to a

Why the Low-Fat Diet Failed

In the 1980s and 1990s, Americans were told that eating less fat would reduce risk for cardiovascular disease and obesity. Why didn’t it work? Essentially, reducing total fat led to intake of more refined carbohydrates and less healthy fats, and both of these changes had negative health impacts.

Evolving Guidelines: Dietary

Complete Nutrition: Vegetables Are Essential

Complete Nutrition: Vegetables Are Essential

Vegetables have always had a reputation for boosting our health. Research continues to support the long-held standard that a vegetable-rich diet is a key part of any complete nutrition plan—and a winning approach to optimal health and disease protection.

Research suggests that a vegetable-rich diet can lower your risk of certain

What’s the Healthiest Oil? The Winner Is…

What’s the Healthiest Oil? The Winner Is…

Liquid vegetables oils—for example, olive oil and soybean oil—are celebrated as healthy unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fatty acids, when substituted for saturated fats, support general heart health. But for cooking, baking, or dressing salads, what is the healthiest oil?

Many people would probably answer “olive oil.” This cornerstone of the Mediterranean eating

9. Special Health Concerns

If you have special health conditions, like food sensitivities, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes, does standard dietary advice apply to you? Yes and no. It’s true that most of the information in this report, as well as in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, is general and geared toward people with no

9. Coping with Chronic Health Conditions

If you are living with a chronic health condition, you may feel some of the information on diet and exercise presented in this book is not for you. The fact is, eating well and moving your body is good for nearly every condition, appropriately adapted, of course. This chapter will

5. The Skinny on Weight Management

According to the CDC, over 70 percent of adults over 20 are either overweight or obese. Percentage of body fat typically increases dramatically with age. By age 75, it can be double what it was during young adulthood. Extra weight can increase the risk for diseases like type 2 diabetes,

3. Shape Up your Plate

No matter what your current eating habits are, and no matter what health issues you may have, even small steps that move you toward a more nutritious diet can have a positive impact on your health now and in the years to come.
Decades of research have determined that the

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