The impact of food advertising on childhood obesity

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Twelve-month outcomes of a randomized trial of a moderate-carbohydrate versus very low-carbohydrate diet in overweight adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus or prediabetes

Dietary treatment is important in management of type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, but uncertainty exists about the optimal diet. We randomized adults (n = 34) with glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) > 6.0% and elevated body weight (BMI > 25) to a very low-carbohydrate ketogenic (LCK) diet (n = 16) or a moderate-carbohydrate, calorie-restricted, low-fat (MCCR) diet…

Weight loss patches: Do they work?

Weight loss patches are a new trend in the diet industry. The manufacturers claim that the ingredients in these patches help people lose weight. People apply the patches to their skin over the areas where they want to lose weight.Researchers have not studied the efficacy and safety of weight loss patches. However, limited evidence exists…

Type 2 Diabetes Causes and Risk Factors

SOURCES:American Diabetes Association: “Insulin and Low Blood Glucose.”American Diabetes Association: “Stomach Fat and Insulin Resistance.”National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: “Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2.”Diabetologia: “The threshold for diagnosing impaired fasting glucose: a position statement by the European Diabetes Epidemiology Group.”Journal of the American College of Cardiology: “Comparison of the 1997 and 2003…