Wed June 26, 2013


Tue June 25, 2013
Shots - Health News

Big Weight Loss For Diabetics, But No Drop In Heart Risk

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 2:23 pm

Weight loss has been a key component of diabetes treatment for centuries.

Hundreds of overweight or obese people with diabetes have been able to do something very few Americans have done: lose a big chunk of weight and keep it off for 10 years.

So should it matter if that epic weight loss didn't reduce the risk of heart disease? Maybe not.

That's one response to the results of the Look AHEAD clinical trial, which checked to see if losing weight reduced heart disease risk in people with Type 2 diabetes.

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Wed June 19, 2013
Shots - Health News

AMA Says It's Time To Call Obesity A Disease

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 7:15 am


While the American Medical Association may not have the clout it once did, it's still the largest single group of doctors making waves about health and the practice of medicine.

So it's not nothing when the AMA's House of Delegates approves a measure to label obesity a disease. The group's deliberative democratic body passed a measure in Chicago Tuesday that broadly, if vaguely, says obesity is a medical condition:

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Fri June 14, 2013
The Salt

Sorry, Dr. Oz, Green Coffee Can't Even Slim Down Chubby Mice

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 11:54 am

Raw, green coffee beans. To roast or not?
Aidan via Flickr

The diet world has a new golden child: green coffee extract.

A "miracle fat burner!" "One of the most important discoveries made" in weight loss science, the heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz said about the little pills — which are produced by grinding up raw, unroasted coffee, and then soaking the result in alcohol to pull out the antioxidants.

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Thu June 6, 2013
The Salt

Feeling A Little Blue May Mask Our Ability To Taste Fat

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 2:00 pm

Feeling down? It could be messing with your ability to taste the fat in that carton of ice cream.
Heather Rousseau NPR

So, here's the scenario: You're feeling a little blue, then you watch an emotional movie and dig into a bowl of ice cream.

Are you aware of how fattening your comfort food is? Likely not. Especially in the moment.

A new study finds that temporary, strong emotions, like the sadness we experience from a weepy movie, can significantly decrease our ability to taste — or perceive — the amount of fat we're eating.

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