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GENEVA — New guidelines from the World Health Organization aim to cut people's sugar intake in half.
In 2013, the percentage of obese adults hit 27.1 percent, the highest rating Gallup and Healthways have seen so far. But it hasn’t just been this year. The percentage of obese adults have gradually been increasing. Within the past six years, two-thirds of U.S. citizens have higher BMI (body mass index) values than what was recommended.
Many health experts agree that whole grains are an important part of a healthy diet. Whole grains include the well-known wheat, corn, oats, rice, barley and rye. There are many whole grains with impressive health benefits that you may not have heard of, including quinoa, spelt, sorghum and kamut.
(NAPSI)—While more than two in three American adults are overweight or obese, there are things you can do to reduce your chances of struggling with your weight.
For many Americans, developing good eating and physical activity habits can help them get to and stay at a healthy weight. Photo credit: The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity (NAPS)
LONDON (AP) — How much of your daily calorie intake comes from sugar?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 21.
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(BPT) - Healthy food that also tastes good is always in vogue and now it’s getting a spring makeover.
(BPT) - What may seem like vague symptoms – side pain, fatigue, fever and blood in the urine – can turn into an alarming diagnosis for the estimated 65,000 people each year who learn they have kidney cancer. Twice as common in men as it is in women, kidney cancer is often a silent threat since many people do not experience symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Early detection can greatly increase a person’s chance of survival, underscoring the need for further awareness and education.
(Family Features) When it comes to making better decisions about the foods you serve your family, today is the perfect time to start.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The cast of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" is getting a new member for a night: Michelle Obama.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The serving size listed on that pint of ice cream is based on the belief that you're only going to eat half a cup.
Only 12 percent of uninsured mothers attend breastfeeding support classes, according to a new survey from the University of Michigan.
(NAPSI)—Creating a world free of multiple sclerosis requires a collaborative effort. That’s why starting every March, individuals and MS groups across the country unite to raise awareness and find new and better ways to help people living with MS lead their best lives.
(NAPSI)—Everyone is at risk for heart disease and stroke. People of all ages, genders, races and ethnicities are affected. However, certain populations, including African Americans, are at higher risk than others.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's second-largest for-profit child care provider is adopting Michelle Obama's healthy eating and activity guidelines.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says a sharp decline in obesity rates for some youngsters shows that small diet and lifestyle changes are making a difference.
HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) — The dean of the new medical school in South Texas says he will concentrate on producing doctors interested in remaining in the medically underserved region.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Say good-bye to ads for junk food and sugary drinks on school grounds.
ATLANTA (AP) — There's another sign that childhood obesity may be on the decline nationwide.
MIAMI (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is celebrating the fourth anniversary of her "Let's Move!" youth health initiative by hitting the road. Her next move: head to Miami.