Asians and Obesity: Looks Can be Deceiving

“The educated [Asian] population knows that they’re getting diabetes and hypertension and all these things at a much lower BMI, but if you’re in a culture where everybody’s really fat and you’re thin, you tend to go around and think, ‘Well, I’m protected,’” says Dr. Michael Jensen, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, […]

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Half of Americans’ Calories Come From ‘Ultra-Processed’ Foods

More than half of the average American diet is composed of so-called ultra-processed foods, a new study finds. And these foods make up 90 percent of the excess sugar calories that Americans consume, the researchers reported. Ultra-processed foods are concoctions of several ingredients, including salt, sugar, oils and fats. They also contain chemicals not generally […]

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