A person holding a sugary drink and a burger. Alt text: A sugary drink with a high-protein meal can lead to weight gain, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

                                                             Cozy Burger by Phil Ferguson  Condensed from U.S. News ~ Dennis Thompson reporting Combining a sugary soda with your burger or fried chicken (please think twice about […]

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A graph showing the correlation between obesity-risk variant and increased levels of ghrelin, the hunger hormone, in blood.

A study led by scientists at University College London, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry found that people with an obesity-risk variant have higher levels of the ‘hunger hormone’, ghrelin, in their blood. This means they start to feel hungry again soon after eating a meal. “At a therapeutic level […]

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A graph showing the childhood obesity rate, which has more than tripled over the past four decades.

  The childhood obesity rate has more than tripled over the past four decades. News in Health from NIH tells us that the rates for new cases of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and teens are rising. For type 1 diabetes, the rate rose more in males. For type 2 diabetes, […]

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A person's feet standing on a scale. Alt text: Gradual weight gain leads to obesity, as depicted by the feet on a scale.

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