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  • Higher Fat Diets & Cholesterol

    Higher Fat Diets Show Same Positive Effects On LDLs As Low Fat Diet Three diets high in monounsaturated fats from either olive oil, peanut oil, or peanuts and peanut butter had the same favorable effects on low density lipoproteins (LDLs, the “bad” cholesterol) as a low-fat diet in a laboratory study led by a Penn

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  • Weight Chart

    Weight Chart and Body Mass Index There is no definitive way of assessing who is overweight, underweight or normal weight. However, many doctors use a height and weight system known as the Body Mass Index as a rough guide to determining healthy weight among the general population. Overweight Chart – Based on Body Mass Index

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  • Healthy Snack Foods

    Healthy Snacks Children take more snack breaks than they did two decades ago. At each snack attack, children probably eat the same amount of food and get the same number of calories as they always have – but the higher number of snack breaks adds up to more calories a day. Youths of all ages

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  • Healthy Eating Protects Against Disease

    Healthy Diet Protects Against Disease According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association a healthy diet helps protect women against disease. Researchers from Queens College in New York assessed dietary intake information gathered from more than 42,000 female participants in a large US study. They assigned each woman a “Recommended Food

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  • Does Excess Weight Increase the Risk of Cancer?

    Yes! Even though cancer has many causes, some of which are unknown, certain cancers are known to occur more often among people who are overweight. Rates of breast and endometrial cancers in post-menopausal women increase with weight. Nearly 50% of all breast cancers occur in obese women. Other cancers may not be directly linked to

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  • Gallstones and Low Calorie Diets

    Low Calorie Diets and Gallstones Weight loss dieting increases the risk of developing gallstones. People who lose a large amount of weight quickly are at greater risk than those who lose weight more slowly. Rapid weight loss may also cause silent gallstones to become symptomatic. Studies have shown that people who lose more than 3

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