Weight Management

Research Points To Increased Folate Levels In Women

New Zealand Food Safety Authority

New research on the impact of folic acid in bread shows increased levels of folate in women of childbearing age and that fortification of bread is contributing to this, says Julie Collins, MAF Biosecurity, Food and Animal Welfare Policy Director.

MAF has released research that looked at whether the desired folic acid content in breads was being achieved and the impact it has on the blood folate status of women of childbearing age. The research found an increased level of folate in women of childbearing age.Read more

Obesity Linked to Lower Paychecks

HealthDay News

Obese Americans have smaller paychecks than those who aren't overweight, and this difference is especially strong among women, a new study finds.

The analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth revealed that in 2004, overall average annual incomes were $8,666 less for obese women and $4,772 less for obese men compared with normal weight workers.

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Most Americans eat like MyPlate for just a week a year

Caroline Scott-Thomas

The average American diet comes close to matching up with the USDA’s MyPlate icon just 2% of the time, according to a new report from the NPD Group.  To access the full story, click here.

Health Tip: Opt for a Healthy Weight-Loss Plan

Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Fad diets may promise drastic and quick loss of weight, but may be dangerous and often fall short when it comes to long-term weight loss.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions for a selecting a healthy eating plan. 

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Eating Frequency Higher In Weight Loss Maintainers, Normal Weight Individuals

Jessica L. Bachman, PhD, RD

Eating frequency has been negatively related to body mass index (BMI). The relationship between eating frequency and weight loss maintenance is unknown. This secondary analysis examined eating frequency (self-reported meals and snacks consumed per day) in weight loss maintainers (WLM) who had reduced from overweight/obese to normal weight, normal weight (NW) individuals, and overweight (OW) individuals.Read more

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