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2009 Articles

ATLANTA (April 13, 2009) It seems the old adage; “You are what you eat” is a little off.  According to research recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it isn’t what you eat, but how much. Results from the two-year study, which assigned 811 overweight...
ATLANTA (April 21, 2009) – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has once again confirmed the safety of aspartame.  After a comprehensive review of data, EFSA’s Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food (AFC) stated,...
ATLANTA (May 1, 2009) New research indicates that fructose may be a beneficial part of the diet, contrary to recent reports.  Fructose occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables as well as honey.  Often confused with high fructose corn syrup (which contains nearly equal amounts of glucose...
ATLANTA (May 18, 2009) The American Dietetic Association (ADA) recently evaluated the low calorie sweetener aspartame and its affects on weight, appetite, desire for sweetness and alleged adverse reactions for its Evidence Analysis Library (EAL).  After the evaluation, the ADA reaffirmed...
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) provides information about safe and effective physical activity. Here are their answers to some frequently asked questions:Will Exercise Help Me Live Longer? Yes. Moderate exercise can help improve digestion and sleep, reduce stress, provide endurance and help...
The Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health has made one thing perfectly clear: a sedentary lifestyle is damaging the health of Americans and bears responsibility for the growing obesity problem in this country.The report's primary message is that Americans can...
Fit and fat. It sounds too good to be true. The idea is that it doesn’t matter how fat you are, after all, so long as your vital signs are healthy. The concept has been touted in a Newsweek cover story, and it’s being promoted in the book Big Fat Lies by University of Virginia professor...
Work, friends, family. How does anyone find time to exercise? You know you should, but getting motivated can be a problem. However, it's important to find some way to incorporate activity into your busy lifestyle. Researchers have found that moderate daily exercise may reduce your risk of heart...
“Some Assembly Required:”How to Make the Food Labels Work Best for YouNow that consumers have become accustomed to the “Nutrition Facts” labels on food products, counting calories and fat ought to be a piece of (light) cake, right? Well, yes and no.Yes, the food labels can...
Did You Know... that 6 out of 10 Americans always try to check the nutrition label to determine the fat content of foods and beverages they buy?Understanding Food Labels on Light, Reduced-Fat and Low-Calorie FoodsFood and Drug Administration (FDA) food labeling regulations require that essentially...
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