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We Know Diet Pills Don't Work, But We're Still Buying

Even though we know they aren't likely to work, a lot of us are still spending big bucks in the hopes that diet pills will help us reach our goals more quickly and easily. Why?
Posted 7/23/2010  6:09:32 AM By: Jen Mueller : 92 comments   20,005 views
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Do Glucosamine and Chondroitin Alleviate Joint Pain?

For many years, people have been searching for ways to alleviate joint pain. Research has shown that products like glucosamine are generally safe, but are they effective?
Posted 7/20/2010  2:14:21 PM By: Jen Mueller : 213 comments   41,890 views
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Insensitive Ad: Am I Overreacting?

A recent ad from one of the country's leading fast food chains takes aim at demeaning those who choose to eat a hamburger over a subway sandwich.
Posted 6/23/2010  3:05:42 PM By: Nancy Howard : 471 comments   26,997 views
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And the Award for Worst New Food Product of the Year Goes to…

It's a little early to be deciding this award, but here's a new product that'll be pretty hard to beat.
Posted 4/8/2010  5:53:03 PM By: Dean Anderson : 539 comments   47,204 views
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Are Parents Just Not Getting The Hint?

Food marketers will do just about anything to get our attention- or rather, the attention of our children. The volume of unhealthy foods being targeted to kids is on the rise.
Posted 3/16/2010  6:10:56 AM By: Jen Mueller : 107 comments   14,720 views
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Would taxes on junk food promote healthier eating?

Can taxing soda and junk food help end the obesity epidemic?
Posted 3/11/2010  5:42:53 PM By: Dean Anderson : 300 comments   32,494 views
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Is A Thin Body Celebrated More Than A Fit One?

Most female Olympic athletes wouldn't grace the cover of a women's magazine or walk the runway at a fashion show. Why? Because they aren't skinny.
Posted 2/23/2010  2:17:39 PM By: Jen Mueller : 265 comments   29,464 views
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Childhood Obesity: Is total TV watching time the problem, or is it the commercials?

For childhood obesity, the number of food commercials viewed may matter more than time spent watching TV.
Posted 2/11/2010  5:23:17 AM By: Dean Anderson : 113 comments   16,289 views
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What's the Deal with Taco Bell's Drive-Thru Diet?

You've seen the commercials about Christine's weight-loss success. Will it also work for you?
Posted 1/7/2010  5:55:23 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 211 comments   32,916 views
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I'm Not Raising My Hand for Chocolate Milk

A new campaign is trying to keep chocolate milk as a choice in school cafeterias, saying that taking it away will do more harm than good.
Posted 11/27/2009  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 253 comments   23,039 views
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Spending Big Dollars to Market Cocoa Puffs to Kids

With today's focus on improving their health, you'd think that children's cereal commercials would have a healthier spin. But a new study shows that's not the case.
Posted 11/6/2009  6:08:30 PM By: Jen Mueller : 121 comments   15,811 views
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Froot Loops Qualify for the new “Smart Choices” Label (?!)

Have you seen those new green checkmark labels that are showing up on lots of packaged food products in your grocery store?

Find out how smart those foods really are.
Posted 9/10/2009  5:23:48 PM By: Dean Anderson : 261 comments   24,841 views
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Update: PETA Pulls Controversial Billboard!

Being overweight in our society is tough enough, but when an organization takes aim at those who struggle with this issue, where does one draw the line?
Posted 8/22/2009  9:22:28 AM By: Nancy Howard : 521 comments   23,523 views
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Children's T.V. Choices Could Affect How Much They Eat

A new study shows a link between what kids are seeing on T.V. and how much they eat. Do the kinds of commericals they see make a difference? They just might.
Posted 7/31/2009  6:07:49 AM By: Jen Mueller : 68 comments   12,153 views
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Kim Kardashian Admits She Has Cellulite

Pick up the latest issue of any women's magazine and you'll likely see a beautiful celebrity on the cover. But is that how this person would look if you saw them at Starbucks?
Posted 4/24/2009  2:03:38 PM By: Jen Mueller : 169 comments   13,818 views
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