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Postexercise Energy Consumption Increased With Media Engagement

Postexercise Energy Consumption Increased With Media Engagement

Engaging with media while exercising may provide important motivation for those who are exercise-averse.

Can Examining Marginalization Identify Gaps in Medical or Nutritional Care?

Can Examining Marginalization Identify Gaps in Medical or Nutritional Care?

Healthcare interventions should assess the multiple layers of a person's life, rather than simply classifying marginalized groups as vulnerable.

Food Sustainability and Public Health: What Is the Physician's Responsibility?

Food Sustainability and Public Health: What Is the Physician's Responsibility?

As the global population grows, food sustainability and its effect on public health becomes even more important.

Can Television Shows Help Prevent Negative Bias Toward Patients with Obesity?

Can Television Shows Help Prevent Negative Bias Toward Patients with Obesity?

Watching episodes of the television medical drama House resulted in a significant shift in perceptions of obesity among medical students.

Challenges in Nutritional Counseling for Patients Living in Food Deserts

Challenges in Nutritional Counseling for Patients Living in Food Deserts

Nearly 12% of Americans live in households considered food insecure.

Raising Expectations: How One Organization Is Revamping Hospital Food

Raising Expectations: How One Organization Is Revamping Hospital Food

If there's one thing hospitals are not known for, it's culinary success.

Stakeholders Must Consider All Aspects of Produce Prescription Programs

Stakeholders Must Consider All Aspects of Produce Prescription Programs

There are several concerns associated with produce prescription programs, despite the benefits to patients.

Healthcare Professionals Have Key Role in Advocating for Better Food Procurement System

Healthcare Professionals Have Key Role in Advocating for Better Food Procurement System

Systemic interventions are needed to address the "broad spectrum" of issues and challenges facing the food system in the United States.

Steps to Improve Nutritional Counseling in Clinical Practice

Steps to Improve Nutritional Counseling in Clinical Practice

The modern American diet is widely recognized as a major determinant of morbidity and mortality.

Avocado Implicated in Several Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome Cases

Avocado Implicated in Several Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome Cases

FPIES is a gastrointestinal food-associated hypersensitivity that often affects infants and toddlers and is marked by vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and pallor.

Addressing Current Challenges in Nutritional Epidemiologic Research

Addressing Current Challenges in Nutritional Epidemiologic Research

The field of nutritional epidemiology needs radical reform.

Organic Food Consumption and Cancer Risk: What's the Link?

Organic Food Consumption and Cancer Risk: What's the Link?

To investigate the link between organic food consumption and cancer risk, study authors conducted a population-based prospective cohort study among French adults.

Nutrition Tips for Physicians: Staying Healthy During Busy Days

Nutrition Tips for Physicians: Staying Healthy During Busy Days

Between the double shifts and stressful days, keeping energy up and eating right can seem like an insurmountable challenge.

AMA Adopts Policy to Cut Sugar-Sweetened Drink Consumption

AMA Adopts Policy to Cut Sugar-Sweetened Drink Consumption

A newly-adopted AMA policy supports excise taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks, the use of warning labels to inform consumers about the potential health consequences of consumption, and plain packaging.

In Low-Income Neighborhoods, Sugary Drink Marketing Increases on SNAP Issuance Days

In Low-Income Neighborhoods, Sugary Drink Marketing Increases on SNAP Issuance Days

Shoppers using SNAP benefits tend to buy more sugar-sweetened beverages, more red and processed meats, and fewer fruits and vegetables than shoppers using other methods to pay for their groceries.

Get Your Sweat On: Top Fitness Trends of 2018

Get Your Sweat On: Top Fitness Trends of 2018

The American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) annual survey reveals people are going back to basics to get fit in 2018.

Social Support and Compulsory Daily Breaks May Improve Physician Wellness

Social Support and Compulsory Daily Breaks May Improve Physician Wellness

Daily coffee breaks, buddy systems, and organizational awareness of burnout risks may be feasible strategies to improve well-being.

AMA Offers Nutrition Course to Help Physicians Counsel Patients

AMA Offers Nutrition Course to Help Physicians Counsel Patients

The AMA is offering a 3-hour online course to help physicians counsel patients about nutritional changes they need to prevent and help treat heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Adherence to Healthy Diet May Affect Genetic Predisposition to Obesity

Adherence to Healthy Diet May Affect Genetic Predisposition to Obesity

Benefits of improved diet quality on weight management were pronounced in individuals at high genetic risk for obesity.

The Effects of Wearable Fitness Trackers on Obesity and Inactivity

The Effects of Wearable Fitness Trackers on Obesity and Inactivity

Fitness trackers may not be not as effective at inducing positive shifts in diet and exercise habits as traditional methods.

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