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General Medical

‘That Sugar Film’: The Truth About Weight Control?

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

The causes of weight gain and the extremely stubborn problem of weight control are much more complicated than originally believed. It turns out that refined carbohydrates, especially sugars, and especially high fructose corn syrup, may be the most “fattening” food you can possibly eat. But if a calorie is a calorie, how can one food be more fattening than another? Isn’t it just a matter or portion regulation?

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Fashion & Beauty · News

Barbie: Christian Louboutin Puts His Foot In It

By Elizabeth Willse
Throughout her 50-year history, every bit of Barbie’s 11-inch-tall form has been the subject of scrutiny and debate. Originally introduced in 1959 as “a teen-age model,” her history has always been linked to the fashion world, and has become a tangled part of women’s girlhood memories and body images. (On Barbie’s actual 50th birthday in March, WVFC’s Laura Sillerman called…
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General Medical

Ask Dr. Pat: Begin 2009 with Mindful Eating – a Diet for Life

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Dear Dr. Pat, I began a diet just before Thanksgiving and lost three pounds in 2 weeks by giving up bread, sugar and wine and eating smaller amounts. I saw my GP before starting the diet and found that my cholesterol was high, my triglycerides were high and my diabetic monitoring test, hemoglobin A1C, was in the borderline range…almost diabetic. …
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