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April 26, 2012
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Healthy Start 
  • Summer weight-loss books give tips on diets and attitudes
    New diet books offer advice from experts such as promoting healthy foods and healthy attitudes about food and weight loss. For example, "Weight Loss Boss" author David Kirchhoff tells of his own diet struggles and offers insights as CEO of Weight Watchers. USA TODAY (4/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Dietary Health 
  • Managing carbohydrates is key to diabetes diets, experts say
    Diet can help treat diabetes by regulating blood glucose, and while carbohydrates are a major concern, they should be managed, not eliminated, experts said. University of Maryland diabetes educator Catherine Brown says there is no need to swear off an occasional sweet treat as long as total carbohydrates stay within set goals. Certified diabetes educator Marion Franz says cutting back total calories helps with blood glucose levels as well. Chicago Tribune (4/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Science & Research 
  • Eating eggs could boost good-cholesterol levels, satiety
    Participants who ate three whole eggs a day showed improved measures of HDL cholesterol at 12 weeks compared with those who ate the equivalent amount of egg substitute, researchers at the University of Connecticut found. Another study by researchers at the University of Missouri revealed that teen girls who ate a higher-protein breakfast containing eggs had greater satiety and an enhanced hormone response to hunger. The results were presented at the Experimental Biology meeting. Yahoo!/Asian News International (4/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Strawberries, blueberries help ward off memory problems, study says
    Data from the Nurses' Health Study show that women who ate the most strawberries and blueberries developed memory problems at slower rates than did those who ate less, according to researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The study in the Annals of Neurology found that the biggest berry eaters averaged only a single half-cup of blueberries or two half-cups of strawberries each week, which author Elizabeth Devore called "simple interventions that appear to have pretty healthful effects." WebMD (4/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Study links rapid weight gain in young children to later hypertension
    An Australian study of children from birth to age 14 showed that the top 32% with the most rapid weight gain had high blood pressure, and it was detectable as early as age 3. Reducing childhood obesity and early fat gain could curb levels of metabolic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, the lead researcher said. The findings were presented at the European Society of Hypertension conference. United Press International (4/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Fresh approaches, popular themes keep fitness classes full
    Fitness classes are keeping people coming back by incorporating themes from popular books, such as "The Hunger Games," and with fresh approaches to old favorites, such as paddleboard yoga and revitalized step classes. Other workouts combine multiple aerobic elements, such as Pilates and kickboxing. The Sun (Baltimore) (4/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Institutional Foodservice 
  • Healthy smoothies tempt students to stay on campus for lunch
    A chef's idea to sell healthy smoothies at Montclair High School in New Jersey is aimed at getting students to stay on campus at lunchtime and make more nutritious food choices. Food-service provider Chartwells also has improved its menu because the school district's open-campus policy means about 30% of students eat in the cafeteria regularly, while most head to restaurants or food trucks. The Montclair Times (N.J.) (4/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recipe of the Day 
  • Homemade soft pretzels
    Stadiums and street vendors can do it; why not make your own pretzels? Food Network Magazine LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Food For Thought 
Stop thinking like dieters. Start thinking like people who are trying to create happy and healthier habits that they can keep for life."
--Weight Watchers CEO David Kirchhoff, as quoted by USA TODAY
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