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Limited Eating Times: A New Way to Fight Obesity and Diabetes

Satchin Panda and Pam Taub The Conversation
Healthy people can adopt Time Restricted Eating (TRE), independent of diet and exercise, to reduce their risk for metabolic diseases. A new study suggests it is also an effective treatment for people with obesity or diabetes.

Confused About What to Eat? Science Can Help

P.K. Newby The Conversation
Try this on for size: Nutrition. Isn’t. Confusing. We all have cherished traditions and values – what we eat isn’t just about the science. (At least, I hope not.) But it is time to learn the fundamental food and nutrition facts.

Twinkies, Carrots, and Farm Policy Reality

John Ikerd Civil Eats
An agricultural economist writes that treating Twinkies and carrots as the beginning and end of the farm subsidies discussion distracts from useful public discourse.

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Calorie Counts on Menus Make a Difference

Editor, University of Technology Sydney University of Technology Sydney
Calorie counts make a difference! Listing them on menus influences consumer choices.

A Rare Success Against Alzheimer's

Miia Kivipelto, Krister Håkansson Scientific American
A gold-standard clinical trial provides evidence that diet, exercise and an active social life can help prevent cognitive decline
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