Are Bisphenol A (BPA) Plastic Products Safe for Infants and Children?

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used to make plastics, and is frequently used in baby bottles, sports equipment, water bottles, medical devices, and as a coating in food and beverage cans. Continue reading

Obesity in America: Are You Part of the Problem?

Despite our country’s obsession with weight and appearance, most people who are medically overweight don’t realize it. What we’re talking about isn’t annoying “love-handles” or a body that doesn’t match the supermodels we see in magazines. Instead, we’re talking about a condition that significantly threatens health, well-being, and longevity. Our collective weight problem is so bad that only cigarette smoking causes more preventable deaths in America than obesity does. Continue reading

Eating Habits that Improve Health and Lower Body Mass Index

More and more research studies are confirming the importance of keeping body mass index (BMI) and waistline measurements under control in order to reduce the risk of disease and premature death. Keeping track of calories and fat percentages can be confusing, and the nutrition labels on the foods we buy aren’t always that helpful. How are consumers supposed to figure out which diet advice is just hype – that ultimately don’t contribute to better health – and which advice offers good, medically sound information? Continue reading