The debate on whether the calories that
people with or without diabetes drink help to make us feel full isn't
over. But the evidence that they don't is mounting. My preliminary article, " Drinking Calories," appeared here last September. At that time I reported on the finding of obesity researcher Barbara Rolls.
“Calorie intake increased significantly when people drank a beverage
containing 150 calories with lunch, compared to when they had a
calorie-free beverage.” Now
researchers are learning even more about how the calories that we drink
don't promote satiety. Even the country's top nutrition expert, Walter
C. Willett, M.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health, is on board.
MEDLINE credits him for more than 1,000 professional articles. But his
work that really impressed me was his non-technical book, Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy (Simon & Schuster, 2001). "There does seem
to be something about drinking calories in the form of sodas that just
doesn't generate the st...
Everyone likes to relax and take some time off at the holidays, right? But how can you – when you’re in that “sandwich” generation that’s still minding kids, AND keeping an eagle eye on aging parents? Well, you can’t be everything to everybody; don’t even try. But this holiday season, in the midst of all the celebrations, take a moment to remind kids (and cajole parents) about one piece of their health that can make or break a person, literally: bones.
You know that everyone – even babies – is at risk of poor bone health, right?
Oh, you didn’t know that? You thought osteoporosis was only something you worried about when you were, like, 85 years old?
And if you’re a guy? No worries at all. Men don’t get osteoporosis, that’s a woman’s disease.
Wrong. And wrong again.
Osteoporosis – severe weakening of the bones, often leading to fracture – can happen a...
Heartburn is one of those symptoms that seriously commands your attention. First off, it can really hurt. Odds are good that your skin has rarely felt as fiery as your belly may feel during an attack of heartburn. Secondly, while it doesn't actually involve your heart, heartburn can give you the sense that something is amiss deep among your vital organs.
Heartburn can be a problem that you should bring to your doctor's attention. But as painful as this common condition can be, it's also something that you can also help treat and prevent on your own.
Heartburn arises when the contents of your stomach move the wrong way. The food and drink you swallow is supposed to only travel south from your mouth, but during heartburn, food, drink, and stomach juices move upward past the "doorway" between your esophagus and stomach. Your esophagus isn't as naturally protected against this harsh material as your stomach lining, thus it causes pain.
If heartburn strikes you often e...
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