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Cantaloupe melon with cottage cheese.
Nutrition

Is Meal Size the Secret to Glucose Control?

This 2018 study suggests that it's not only what you eat, but also how much you eat and when that affects weight loss and blood glucose control with diabetes.

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Risk Factors

Young and Obese May Lead to Cardiac Death

Obesity is a major risk factor of sudden cardiac death in young people, according to this study. Learn why increased screening and prevention could save lives.

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How Does Metabolic Flexibility Affect Weight?

If you're having trouble losing weight, a lack of metabolic flexibility could be the reason. Learn what that means for your weight loss goals.

Doctor measuring waist of overweight man.
Risk Factors

Lesson from President Trump: Healthy Obesity?

In light of President Trump’s excellent health assessment, is there such a thing as metabolically healthy obesity?

Diabetes friendly fruits.
Living With

Best Fruit Choices if You Have Diabetes

Fruit is not off limits if you have diabetes, although some fruits have more carbs or sugar than others. Try adding these healthy fruit choices to your diet.

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Lifestyle

How to Handle Weight Gain at Menopause

Learn why you may struggle with weight during midlife and get strategies to help.

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Risk Factors

Better Sleep May Help You Lose Weight

If you're struggling with obesity, improving your sleep could help reduce your sugar consumption and promote a healthy weight.

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Treatment

Using Petroleum Jelly and Other Skin Healers

Petroleum jelly can be used for dry skin, chafing, diaper rash, and even preventing brittle nails. When petroleum jelly doesn’t work, maybe one of these other skin healers will!

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Baby

Do Sugary Sodas During Pregnancy Lead to Childhood Asthma?

Drinking soda during pregnancy can lead to your child developing asthma during their elementary-school years.

Meissa Dakar from Gregg Segal's Daily Bread.
Five Questions

Fighting Obesity With Photography

Photographer Gregg Segal hopes his work can raise awareness about childhood obesity and the impacts of our modern diets.