Weight Loss Plan Winners

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With the myriad of weight loss and exercise programs flooding the marketplace, it can be difficult for people who need to shed a few extra pounds to know what works and what doesn’t. But now, researchers from Johns Hopkins University who reviewed studies of commercial weight loss programs identified two programs that seem to help … More ›

Pilot study: Nickel allergy linked to obesity?

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Reducing nickel in their diet may help some overweight and obese people lose weight, especially those undergoing menopause, according to a recent pilot study published in PLOS ONE. Overweight women with a nickel allergy lost weight after six months on a diet that excluded foods high in nickel, including legumes, soy, and whole grain products, … More ›

Want to lose weight? See your doctor

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A researcher from the University of Georgia has shown that people who were advised to lose weight by their physicians were more likely to shed the pounds than those who weren’t, according to the Athens-Banner Herald. After analyzing a national dataset from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Joshua Berning, an assistant professor of … More ›

Changes are coming to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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After scouring through a mountain of scientific evidence on diet and nutrition, a panel of experts has produced over 500 pages jam-packed with recommendations on what and how much Americans should be eating. Last month, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted a report to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and … More ›

Healthy labels do not translate into healthier diets

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Despite numerous labels touting “organic” and “natural” food at the supermarket, Americans still have pretty unhealthy diets. Louise Wicker, a professor from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), explains why Americans still stick to the fatty, salty and sugary, and provides ways on how to develop healthy eating habits early in this article from Georgia FACES. Terms like … More ›

For some, “healthy obesity” may just be a phase

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“Healthy” obesity may just be a short detour on the road to being unhealthy. The idea that a person can be heavy, but healthy, has been gathering interest over the years. In some circles, obese people are considered healthy when they don’t have heart conditions or metabolic issues that are usually associated with increased weight. … More ›

Georgia BIO to present Lifetime Achievement Award to Clifton Baile

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Georgia Bio will honor Clifton Baile, the late founder and director of the UGA Obesity Initiative, with its Lifetime Achievement Award at its Annual Awards Dinner on January 22. The award is presented to individuals who have performed an outstanding service and accomplishment spanning a career to Georgia Bio and the life sciences industry at-large. … More ›

Georgia is 33rd in obesity

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More and more adults in Georgia are becoming obese, according to a state-by-state health report card published in December 2014. The state now ranks 33rd in obesity, three spots down from where it was in 2013, according to the report published by America’s Health Rankings. The adult obesity rate in Georgia increased from 29.1 percent … More ›