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Kids Gain More Weight When Out of School, Study Finds

The summer months should be a time when children are especially active, play sports, enjoy the outdoors, and perhaps even eat better because there are more occasions for family dinners. In other words, it should be a time when they are their healthiest. Not so, a new study from Harvard University found. In fact, it is during school vacations that many kids put on extra pounds.

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The American Diet Is Shortening Our Children’s Lives

The poor dietary habits of today’s children are contributing to their obesity, chronic illness, and ill health. They are also laying a foundation for poor academic performance, chronic disease later in life, violent behavior, and premature death. But children are not making these choices on their own; children’s dietary habits are ingrained by their parents.

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Nutrition for Men at Every Decade

June is Men’s Health Month, the purpose of which is to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. Amazingly, women seek preventive health care twice as often as men do.

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The Best and Worst Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

The thought of eating for two can lead to eating too much. Excessive portion sizes and giving into every craving you have can require double time at the gym after delivery. Even more seriously, it could put you at risk for complications during pregnancy.

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Diabetes – Easily Preventable Yet Tragically Unstoppable

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 29 million Americans suffer from diabetes today, an increase of more than 10 percent since 2010 when the agency issued its last report. The actual numbers may still be higher because a quarter of all diabetics don’t even know they have the disease, according to the survey. Other research predicts that more than half of the U.S. population will be affected by the end of this decade.

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Why Breakfast Is an Important Part of Healthy Eating

For the longest time, nutrition experts have emphasized the importance of eating breakfast. But while numerous studies have been conducted on the subject, it has never been scientifically proven that having a meal at the start of the day can make a significant difference for our nutritional health and wellbeing. Now, two studies have questioned just that.

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Weight Is Not a Choice

Weight is powerfully influenced, but not directly determined, by our behavioral choices. Some people, making all the right choices, will be heavier than others making the same or even worse choices. And people making good lifestyle choices, including routine exercise, are apt to be fit even if they remain somewhat fat, and will be far better off than those who are either fat or thin, but unfit.

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