Overweight & Obesity

Taking a bite out of food ads targeted to kids

(HealthDay)—Kids can be as strongly influenced by TV commercials as by the shows themselves, and many studies have found that tempting food ads have a particularly harmful effect, contributing to childhood obesity.

Cardiology

Could phosphate additives in foods make you less active?

A new study suggests that high levels of inorganic phosphate—a preservative widely used in certain sodas, packaged meats and other processed foods—may be a reason why the U.S. population isn't as physically active as ...

Health

Have your cake and lose weight, too

(HealthDay)—No one thinks of a piece of layer cake as a diet item. But it turns out that even conscientious label readers may overestimate the size of a single serving and underestimate the number of calories they're eating.

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