Small Changes in Diet Prompt Weight Loss

Making small, easy changes to our eating habits on a consistent basis — more than 25 days a month — can lead to sustainable weight loss, according to research by Professor Brian Wansink in Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab. The challenge is to figure out which changes work for specific individuals and how to stick with changes long enough to make them second nature. To learn more about weight loss, please click “read more”.

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Apples Stand the Test of Time

On average, Americans consume about 50 pounds of fresh apples and processed apple products, including juice, every year. At just 70 calories for a medium-sized fruit, apples are a portable, nutrient-rich snack. To read the full article, press “read more”.

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Food choices have important associations with weight gain

A new study from Harvard researchers about dietary and other lifestyle patterns associated with weight gain in middle-age adults gives us important new information about the value of making healthy food choices. Mozaffarian and colleagues combined data from three major studies that collected data every four years from more than 120,000 women and men over a period of several years (1986-2006, 1991-2003, and 1983-2006). The men and women in these studies were mostly white and relatively well educated. They gained an average of almost a pound a year during these studies. To view the full article, please click “read more”.

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