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Expert Opinions About the Cholesterol in Your Food
Is it true that I really don't have to worry about the cholesterol in food anymore? Here's what 5 experts have to say about the topic.

If I Eat a Diet High in Healthy Fats, Do I Need to Worry?
A diet high in fat isn't necessarily unhealthy. In fact, a diet higher in healthy fats may be more favorable for weight loss, so no need to worry.

Do I Really Need to Be Concerned About Avoiding BPA?
Experts from the True Health Initiative recommend actions you can take to reduce exposure to BPA, a chemical used in many food packages.

You Can Help Reverse Heart Disease
Heart disease is not a one-way street. It can worsen but it can also improve through lifestyle changes—not just with medication. These foods can help.

The Link Between Too Much Sodium and Childhood Obesity
Read about the links between too much sodium due to processed foods in the diet and childhood obesity, and how to eliminate sodium in their diets.

The Physical Consequences of Childhood Obesity
Being overweight is more than an appearance-related concern. It can have repercussions on a child's physical health, in both the short and long-term.

The Truth About "Obesity Paradox" in Diabetes
In a recent study, patients with type 2 diabetes had a lower rate of mortality if they were overweight. Dr. David Katz breaks down this

The Silly Questions We Ask About Saturated Fats
Confused about conflicting research on saturated fat and heart health? Maybe it's because we're not asking the right questions.

Is the BMI a Useful Measure?
Is the body mass index a useful indicator of health? In a word, yes, despite the backlash it has received as a measurement tool over the past few years.

Read Very Well, But Please Don't Eat the Headlines!
When reading an article about a single, new study, it's important to realize the results do not change everything. Here's what to take into account.

How to Lose Weight: 5 Tips to Help You Hit Your Goals
The most potent control we have over our weight is to control the calories we take in. It's difficult, but it's not impossible with these 5 tips.

KIND and the FDA: Conversations Around Using 'Healthy' on Labels
The FDA reprimanded KIND for wording on their nutrition labels, which opened up discussions around out-of-date regulations being used.

Who Benefits from Obesity?
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Opinions About Different Oils and Which Are Best
The public has strong opinions about oils like canola oil and coconut oil. Which are really the best to consume, and what should you consider when choosing.

The Healthy, Wealthy, Wise Case for Home Cooking
Learning to cook is a relatively modest investment. The return it offers is great, lifelong, and something you get to share with those you love.

Was Dairy Proven to Be Healthful, or Only Innocent by Association?
Studies indicating the benefits of dairy fat don't prove the healthfulness. They need to be examined in the bigger picture to determine the bottom line.

Genetically Modified Food: What Do We Need to Know?
Genetically modified foods (GMOs) have been a hot topic. What does the term actually mean for you, and how can you make the best food decision?

Improve Your Health Habits to Benefit the Environment
Unhealthy habits, like drinking soda, negatively impact our planet. Learn about the link and what you can do to maximize your own and Earth's health.

Prevention: Perfect as The Enemy of Very, Very Good
Nothing we do can 100% guarantee good health but lifestyle as medicine can prevent a large proportion of chronic disease.

Needed: A National Standard for Denying Denial of Coverage for Care
Dr. David Katz highlights the need for a national standard for denying insurers the right to deny patients the coverage for which we all pay.

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All About The Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are generated every 5 years in a two-step process.

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Should Humans Eat Meat?
Should humans eat meat? Does meat cause cancer? Dr. David Katz identifies 7 lenses through which to view this debate to arrive at a bigger picture.

The Sugar That You're Really Eating (and Drinking)
The FDA's mandate to put added sugars on nutrition labels is the first step to improved nutrition information. Learn more from Lindsay Moyer, MS, RDN.

Pregnancy: Your Health Now & Future Generations
A mother's, and even a grandmother's, health during pregnancy affects the healthy of the child throughout life. Learn about the science behind this.

Oblivobesity: Can You Kid a Kid?
Dr. Katz suggests strategies for getting past obliviousness to fix obesity in kids and adults alike.

The Culture Behind Childhood Obesity
Understanding the causes of childhood obesity and the usual suspects related to our obesity-promoting modern world.

The Alarming Toll of Childhood Obesity
What are the underlying risk factors and tolls that childhood obesity has on health?

Sugar, Saturated Fat, and Science
Fixating on one nutrient as particularly good or bad and more mistakes people make about diet and health.

The Science Behind Skipping Breakfast: Is There Any?
The ideas that eating breakfast is crucial and skipping breakfast is harmful are partly true and partly urban legend. Dr. Katz breaks down the facts.

Research Headlines Impeding Health
John Bohannon, PhD pretended to be a clinical researcher and published a poorly conducted study about dark chocolate and health. What can we learn?

Is Weight Loss Surgery Appropriate for Children?
Weight loss surgery is being performed on children who are severely obese but there are concerns to whether or not it's safe in the long run.

Patterns that Increase Risk for Childhood Obesity
Understanding the main dietary patterns that both increase and may decrease risk for childhood obesity.

Childhood Obesity: Where Are We Now?
An overview of recent childhood obesity research in the news and understanding where we really are now. Have childhood obesity rates really declined?

A User's Guide to Childhood Obesity Treatment Programs
Treating childhood obesity needs to be a family affair. However, sometimes upgrading the family's lifestyle habits isn't enough by itself to help an obese child lose weight.

Tech for Tackling Childhood Obesity? Turning the Problem into a Solution
Learning about Kurbo, a smartphone program for weight control in children, in an interview with founder Joanna Strober.

Students Weighed and Measured
Understanding if Body Mass Index (BMI) is a reliable indicator of health and if it has a place on your child's report card.

Why Type 2 Diabetes Is Increasing in Children
Type 2 diabetes used to be known as adult-onset diabetes. Now it is becoming increasingly prevalent in children because of the obesity epidemic.

The Solid, Common Ground of Healthy Eating
Everyone should know two facts about healthy eating. First, we are not clueless about the basic care and feeding of humans, and second, the experts agree about the first fact.

No Child Needs Soda
Soft drinks are a load of sugar and empty calories that can displace more nutritious choices in our children's diet.

Kids, Dairy, Weight, and Health: Uncurdling the Whey
New research shows that higher milk intake leads to higher risk of bone fracture. Does this mean your family should cut out dairy? Probably not.

The Best Ways to Address Obesity in Your Own Children
If your child is obese, you may feel at a loss as to how to handle the situation. Here are 5 smart ways to help your child live a healthier life.

6 Strategies to Make Healthy Habits a Team Effort
Making healthy lifestyle habits a team effort can go a long way toward helping them achieve a healthy weight. Here are six effective strategies.

How to Calculate BMI in Children
Being overweight is defined differently for kids than adults. Learn how to calculate your child's BMI.

How Food Marketing Is Making Kids Obese
Foods and beverages marketed to kids are typically high in calories, fat, sugar, and low in nutritional value.

Should Kids Drink Milk?
Should kids drink milk? Dr. Katz provides his opinion on whether dairy is necessary for a child's diet.

Should Our Kids Consume Dairy?
While breastfeeding is known to have many health benefits, should children continue to consume dairy once weaned off breast milk?

How Dieting Can Endanger Our Children
Can quick-fix dieting be detrimental to your child's health? The impact dieting can have on your family and its relation to childhood obesity.

How Childhood Obesity and Eating Disorders Are Linked
Childhood obesity and eating disorders have a fair amount in common including unhealthy eating patterns and low self esteem.

Severe Obesity in Children and Adolescents
An overview of the more severe form of childhood obesity and what to do if your child is severely obese.

How Body Composition Is Measured in Children
Beyond BMI, here are various ways to measure a child's body composition to determine if he is overweight.

Psychological Consequences of Childhood Obesity
If a child doesn't feel comfortable with his or her body, that discomfort can affect many aspects of his or her emotional life.

Primary Care Treatment of Childhood Obesity
An overview of a stage by stage approach with behavioral and lifestyle changes to start treating childhood obesity.

One Word to Address Childhood Obesity
What is truly the best approach to tackling childhood obesity? Put blame and shame on the shelf and instead, focus on this one word.

An Overview of Breastfeeding and Childhood Obesity
Breastfeeding your child can have significant health perks and research shows, may help lower your child's risk for obesity.

School-based Programming for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Control
Children spend most of their waking hours at school therefore, it's important for schools to have healthy options for food and activity.

Getting Kids to Love Food that Loves Them Back
Taste buds are adaptable and it's possible to help your children enjoy more nutritious foods to improve their health.

Where Fathers Figure in Childhood Obesity
Understanding the importance of the father's role in setting a good example for their child's health.

What Is Oblivobesity?
One of the biggest impediments to improving childhood obesity is the fact that so many children don't know they're obese.

How Parents Can Control Childhood Obesity
Children tend to emulate their parents' eating styles and exercise habits. Here's how parents can have a healthy impact.

School Food Standards: The New Guidelines
As a part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the USDA put school food guidelines into place to improve children's health.

Kids, Calories, and Cacophonies
Are calorie counts on menus really accurate? A review of the usefulness of calorie counting in the fight against childhood obesity.

A Global Perspective of Childhood Obesity
Childhood obesity isn't just an issue in the wealthier countries in the world. It is also prevalent in many low- and middle-income countries.

Creating Our Kids' Future
Steps we can take to create an alternative future for our children including longer, healthier lives.

Taste Buds in Training
Since kids like the food that's familiar to them, it can be difficult to change their eating habits. A few tools can help the trade up to better food choices.

Kids, Pounds, Parties, and Paradoxical Cake
Should healthy parents

Childhood Obesity Prevention: A Womb with a View
Maternal health during pregnancy has a significant impact on the health of the fetus and newborn including reducing the risk of childhood obesity.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Diet: How Can We Seem So Clueless?
Dr. Katz discusses four questions about science that can help decipher seemingly mixed diet messages in the media.

You, and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Understanding the U.S Preventive Service Task Force and how its members can influence reimbursement policies.

Dementia Prevention: The Business of Mind
With a looming Alzheimer's


Chronic Pain
A review of research to understand approaches for treating and managing chronic pain.

Understanding genetic factors that impact your risk for disease and quality of life.

Heart Disease Prevention
Research findings and lifestyle practices to help reduce your risk for heart disease.

The important role of immunizations and vaccination in disease prevention.

Lifestyle changes and treatments that can prolong the length and improve the quality of your life.

Stroke Prevention
An understanding of the factors that can impact your risk of having a stroke.