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The Checkup: May 30, 2010 - June 5, 2010

Is that right? Kraft mac & cheese for grownups

Kraft recently decided to convince adults that they need more of the company's signature marcaroni and cheese in their lives. But gooey deliciousness aside, is reverting to Kraft dinner really such a smart to do?

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  June 4, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Is That Right? , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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Wikipedia cancer info. passes muster

Admit it: When you want to bone up on a subject fast, you sometimes consult Wikipedia. I know I do. (I never use it as a source when reporting, of course.) But when the subject you're boning up on is cancer, the stakes are higher than when you're just checking...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  June 3, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Cancer  
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Does caffeine really wake you up?

Does that cup of coffee, latte or cappuccino that you drink every morning really wake you up? Well, a new study has some surprising findings about what caffeine really does to you. Peter Rogers of the University of Bristol in England and his colleagues studied 379 volunteers, about half of...

By Rob Stein  |  June 2, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Nutrition and Fitness , Psychology , Stress  
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Can we beat childhood obesity?

Perhaps the hottest of all hot topics in the worlds of health and nutrition is childhood obesity. When about a third of U.S. kids are overweight or obese, and with the knowledge that obesity can contribute to myriad diseases and conditions including top killers such as heart disease and diabetes,...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  June 1, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Childhood obesity , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity , Prevention  
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Your neighborhood may affect your teen's weight

When you're considering buying a new home, you think about whether it has a finished basement, whether you can afford it and what the schools are like. One thing that might not cross your mind -- but Could have a big impact on your family's health -- is whether there...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  May 31, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Family Health , Nutrition and Fitness , Teens  
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