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TV Ads and Childhood Obesity

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / April 1, 2022

The number of children who are overweight or obese would decrease by 3.6% and 4.6%, respectively, if TV ads for unhealthy foods were reduced.

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Sucralose Increases Appetite and Cravings

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / March 14, 2022

A study found that people with obesity experienced an increase in appetite and food cravings after consuming a drink with sucralose.

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Understanding The Complexity Of Obesity

By Cassandra Padgett, MS / February 15, 2022

Obesity is a complex disease with many underlying factors and causes. The oversimplification of weight loss that many coaches and trainers subscribe to (“move more and eat less”) tends to blame clients for lacking self-control, being lazy or having “no motivation.” This can lead to weight bias among health and fitness pros and alienate clients with…

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Healthy School Food Curbs Child Obesity

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / November 9, 2021

Since children eat up to two meals per day at school, healthy school food can play a major role in combating obesity in young people.

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What is Diabesity?

By Judy Minich / October 15, 2021

Diabesity is a common cause of chronic inflammation, so it’s important for fit pros to have a basic understanding of what it is and how it can affect clients. Here, Len Kravitz, PhD, Gabriella Bellissimo, MA and Jessica Smith, MS, CSCS, explain this relatively new term.

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Creating Inclusivity in Fitness

Create Inclusivity for Special Populations

By Maria Luque, PhD, MS, CHES / August 3, 2021

More than ever, creating inclusivity is vital to the fitness industry.  And, even more importantly, it’s vital to the people we want to help.

Think it of this way: More than 70% of Americans don’t exercise enough to obtain a health benefit (Laskowski 2012). Why is this percentage so high when it’s well-known that even a small amount of physical activity can improve and even prevent some chronic diseases?

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Convenience Store Locations and Body Weight

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / May 10, 2021

A study in reveals the relationship between convenience store locations and the body weight of 3- to 15-year-old children.

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America’s Growing Appetite for Diets

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / January 25, 2021

A report shows that the number of U.S. adults on a special diet for weight loss 2015–2018 was up 14% from a decade earlier.

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Weight bias and obesity

Weight Bias May Be Declining

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / January 11, 2021

More people share the viewpoint that those with obesity are being blamed for the disease, rather than getting medical help to manage it, according to research.

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Health at Any Size

Embracing Health at Every Size

By IDEA Authors / June 25, 2019

People who have worked to lose weight may have found that achieving short-term weight loss is relatively easy. But weight loss success all too often ends in weight regain. Soon, dieters embark on a new diet, launching a round of weight cycling that wreaks havoc on the body and causes many problems routinely blamed on obesity.

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How Resistance Training Affects Metabolism

By Zachary Mang, PhD / April 16, 2019

Resistance training does much more than build strong muscles. Research has confirmed that resistance training affects metabolism, too.

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An Action Plan to Combat Adolescent Obesity

By Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD / September 21, 2018

Health and fitness professionals can drive positive outcomes and minimize the risk adolescent obesity with these five “rules” for coaching.

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Health Disparities Influenced by ZIP Code

By Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD / June 17, 2015

Did you know that where you live may be more important than your family tree in predicting health disparities and health longevity?

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Halloween Candy

Candy and Obesity: Are More Treats Good for Kids?

By Sandy Todd Webster / August 23, 2011

Is eating more candy an anti-obesity strategy? That would have Willy Wonka dancing a jig with the Oompa Loompas and the rest of the candy industry.
A controversial study from Louisiana State University published in the peer-reviewed Swedish journal Food & Nutrition Research (2011) showed that kids and adolescents who ate candy were significantly less likely to be overweight or obese.

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