Duke Diet and Fitness In The News

Does Intermittent Fasting Have Merit?

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There’s a Fight Brewing Over What Pregnant Women Should Eat

“It’s really hard to keep up,” says Elisabetta Politi, a dietitian at Duke Health. “We’re bombarded with so many studies, and many are observational, so we don’t know if the food is causing an increased risk or [just] associated with it. But it’s the time in life where women are willing to make changes and err on the safe side.”

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It Can Take Just Two Weeks to Get Out of Shape

“When we stop exercising, we lose those benefits, and depending on the length of time we abstain, we can reverse them entirely,” Brian Housle, senior exercise physiologist at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center, told Healthline.

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Can Cinnamon Water Really Help You Lose Weight?

For nutritionists, cinnamon is bae. “I love cinnamon and have it every morning sprinkled on my cappuccino,” says Elisabetta Politi, R.D., a nutritionist with Duke Health

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9 Ways to Actually Make Eating Well Fun This Summer

U.S. News & World Report (2nd slide). 

Here’s what you can do to maintain a healthy diet as weather warms up and beyond.

 

Duke Health Explains How To Use Fitness Tracker To Reach New Year Goals

ABC 11

A new year means a new attempt at hitting the gym and eating healthier for a lot of folks, but Duke's Diet and Fitness Center says it's all about using the tech resources you have to work smarter not harder.

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Diet res-illusions: Tips from the pros on how to lose weight

Fox News

We make 'em, we break 'em. New Year's diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. But a food behavior researcher has tested a bunch of little ways to tip the scale toward success.

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Health trends not worth keeping in 2017

CBS News 

Health trends come and go — some helpful, some not so helpful, and some downright dangerous. CBS News asked medical experts about some of the popular trends they recommend ditching in 2017.
 

Is There Science to Support Low Carb?

Diet Doctor

Are low-carb diets a fad? Or is there science to support them?

 

For Some, Weight Loss Means the Start of a Whole New Life

New York Times (blog)-Apr 28, 2016

“Addiction is a lifelong problem that people have to deal with, and it's the same with weight,” said Dr. William Yancy, director of the Duke Diet 

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New weight-loss device makes some medical experts queasy

CBS News-Jun 16, 2016

Dr. Mitchell Roslin, chief of weight-loss surgery at Lenox Hill ... as it enters clinical practice," Dr. William Yancy, director of the Duke Diet and .

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"Biggest Loser" study: Why keeping weight off is so hard

CBS News-May 3, 2016

Dr. William Yancy, director of the Duke Diet and Fitness Center, said "The Biggest Loser" perpetuates the idea that the recipe for weight loss is ..

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Invest in yourself for a better retirement

Dallas Morning News-Mar 8, 2016

... fitness getaways can lead to lasting change, according to Dr. William S. YancyJr., director of the Duke Diet and Fitness Center in Durham, ..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Few Diet Tips For Holiday Party Season

Duke Health And Fitness Experts Discuss Obesity, Diet Technology And Navigating The Holiday Party Buffet

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Monsieur Vogue Is Leaving Trumpland

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Fashion Editor André Leon Talley Opens Up About Losing 34 Lbs. at Weight Loss Center

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The homeliest nut just got better

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New U.S. Dietary Guidelines: Limit Sugar and Salt, Boost Fruit and Veggie Intake

Americans need to cut back on added sugars, saturated fats and salt if they want to eat a diet that can improve their health, according to the federal government's latest version of its Dietary Guidelines.

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Dieters May Lose Fewer Pounds When They Choose Their Weight-Loss Plan

In fact, picking a weight-loss plan based on your food preferences might backfire and lead to less weight loss, new research suggests. After comparing two groups, one in which dieters could choose one of two eating plans and one in which dieters were randomly assigned to one of the plans, the researchers found those who had a choice lost slightly less 

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Quick and healthy back to school breakfasts for the family

Getting the kids out the door to school in the morning is a challenge enough. Having them eat a good meal before school can make a big difference in their day.

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Fish Oil

No benefit found in taking fish oil pill supplements.

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Whole Grains

Incorporating whole grains reduces health risks.

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Resolutions

Working with New Year resolutions.

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Holiday Eating

Forget juice cleanses, paleo-approved snacks, gluten-free treats, fasting for days, and Vegenaise. The most effective way to lose weight may be to eat everything you want.

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How to Break the Cycle of Self-Defeating Behavior

It is a simple fact that many of the things in life that are most worth doing are difficult to do. Whether it’s sticking to a healthy diet, following an exercise plan or learning a new skill, if you get negative on yourself, you are likely setting yourself up for failure.

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Elisabetta Politi

Since 2011 Elisabetta has been one of the experts who review the most popular diets.

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Eating Sprouted Grains

Sprouting breaks down a seed. That means less work for your digestive system.

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The Big Picture: What the New Diet Guidelines Mean for You

The federal government's new dietary guidelines are a step in the right direction, experts say.

The guidelines, which come from the U.S.

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