Diets and dieting

This March 2019 image shows part of the health advice option in a 23andme genetic test. But Isaac Kohane, a biomedical researcher at Harvard, said research in the field is still limited and that there’s little evidence any small effects from genetic variations can be translated into meaningful dietary advice. (AP Photo)
March 25, 2019 - 9:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they're tips supposedly tailored to my DNA profile. The suggestions come from 23andme, one of the companies offering to point you toward the optimal eating and exercise habits for your genetics...
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March 15, 2019 - 2:37 pm
The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. The study showed the more eggs, the greater the risk. The chances of dying early were also...
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This Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 photo shows a plant-based burger made from wheat protein, coconut oil, potato protein and other ingredients in Bellevue, Neb. Released on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, a report from a panel of nutrition, agriculture and environmental experts recommends a plant-based diet, based on previously published studies that have linked red meat to increased risk of health problems. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
January 16, 2019 - 10:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A hamburger a week, but no more — that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world's diet. Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week, the report says. Dairy foods...
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FILE - This June 9, 2014 file photo shows a dish of steak and cheese pasta in Concord, N.H. Two major studies in 2018 provided more fuel for the debate around carbs and fats, yet failed to offer a resolution to the polarizing matter of the best way to lose weight. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
January 01, 2019 - 2:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas? If you're planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you're sure to find a fierce debate online and among friends and family about how best to do it. It seems like everyone has an opinion, and new fads emerge every year. Two...
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This undated image provided by Eisai in August 2018 shows the company's Belviq medication. For the first time, a study found that a drug can help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems. Doctors say the results may encourage wider use of Belviq to help fight obesity. Results were discussed Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at a European Society of Cardiology meeting in Munich and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. (Eisai via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 3:06 pm
For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems — a safety milestone that may encourage wider use to help curb the obesity epidemic. The drug, Belviq, has been sold in the United States since 2013...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, file photo, socialite Ivana Trump attends the Angel Ball, hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Trump, the former wife of President Donald Trump who once appeared with him in a commercial for Pizza Hut, wants America to lose some weight. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the businesswoman launched a promotional campaign for an Italian weight-loss diet system that offers packaged meals of specially made pastas, soups and drinks. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2018 - 7:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ivana Trump, the former wife of President Donald Trump who once appeared with him in a commercial for Pizza Hut, wants America to lose some weight. The businesswoman on Wednesday launched a promotional campaign for an Italian weight-loss diet system that offers packaged meals of...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 file photo, an overweight person eats in London. The World Health Organization is taking on the battle of the bulge, saying that saturated fat shouldn't make up more than 10 percent of your diet. In its first draft guidelines on fat intake, the U.N. health agency said that to avoid piling on the pounds, both adults and children should ensure that no more than 10 percent of their calories should come from saturated fat, found in foods including butter, milk, meat, eggs and chocolate. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
May 04, 2018 - 11:39 am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is taking on the battle of the bulge, saying that saturated fats shouldn't make up more than 10 percent of a person's diet. In its first draft guidelines on fat intake, the U.N. health agency said to avoid piling on the pounds, both adults and children...
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FILE- This Feb. 23, 2017, file photo shows a delivery van is painted with artwork for Classic Coca-Cola in downtown Pittsburgh. Coca-Cola Co. reports earnings Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 24, 2018 - 11:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Diet Coke's makeover, which put the sugar-free drink in skinny colorful cans, helped the low-calorie brand sell more soda in North America for the first time in nearly eight years. Coca-Cola Co. introduced four new flavors of Diet Coke in February, including mango and ginger lime,...
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This March 20, 2018 photo shows poet and activist Cleo Wade posing for a portrait in New York to promote her book, "Heart Talk." (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
April 09, 2018 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cleo Wade is known for not only her poetry, but her positive, uplifting Instagram mantras that have earned a following that includes Yara Shahidi and Jessica Alba. So it's not surprising that on a day when she's running around like crazy promoting her new book, she doesn't complain...
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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2011, file photo shows the nutrition label on a can of soda in Philadelphia. A precision nutrition weight loss approach didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' genetic or metabolic makeup. Adults in the new study lost 13 pounds on average, regardless of diet, genes and insulin levels. What seemed to make a difference was healthful eating. Participants who consumed the fewest processed foods, sugary drinks and unhealthy fats lost the most weight. The study was published Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018, in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 20, 2018 - 12:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles. Previous research has suggested that a person's insulin levels or certain genes could interact with different types of diets to influence weight...
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