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Jan. 11, 2013

The Fallacies of Fat

In Fat Chance, obesity doc Robert Lustig deconstructs the mythology on fat and exercise.

fat, food, obesity, exercise, diabetes, sugar, insulin, health, overeating, overweight

Oct. 08, 2010

To Sleep, Perchance To Slim

A new study says people may be sabotaging their diets in an unexpected way - through too little sleep.

sleep, obesity, fat, nutrition, diet

Feb. 27, 2009

Are All Calories Created Equal?

New research weighs in on the efficacy of several popular weight loss diets, and finds that it's not so much what you eat, but how much of it.

diet, nutrition

Nov. 02, 2007

Good Calories, Bad Calories?

Which is the true dietary villain -- cholesterol or carbohydrates? In this segment, Ira talks with science writer Gary Taubes about his new book, 'Good Calories, Bad Calories.'

cholesterol, taubes, diet, nutrition

Jan. 08, 2010

Obesity Research

New Year's resolution to lose the weight? We'll get the latest on research into obesity.

weight, diet, obesity, health

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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