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Calories Now You See Them Now you Don’t

[unable to retrieve full-text content]People who sell food have found ways to trick you into thinking that their product has fewer calories than there actually are. We call this negative caloric illusion. The theory behind this was carefully postulated by Alexander Chernev a psychologist at Northwestern University.He did a series of experiments involving hamburgers. The… Read More »

Behavioral weight loss programs are effective — but where to find them?

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is a team of volunteer experts from various primary care medicine and nursing fields. They identify big medical problems, review the research, and translate it into action plans (called practice recommendations) for doctors like me. Just this fall, they tackled obesity, with the goal of identifying effective ways… Read More »

E-cigarette flavors are good for public health. Why is the FDA cracking down on them?

Next week, the Food and Drug Administration will announce a ban on the sale of most e-cigarette flavors in tens of thousands of convenience stores and gas stations, according to the Washington Post. It will be one of a series of measures to tackle the alleged “epidemic” levels of youth vaping in America’s high schools.… Read More »