Category: Blogs

Warm Up, Slim Down with Soup

January 20th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

Joan-Salge-Blake1Boston.com “Nutrition & You Blog”
By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Baby, it’s cold outside. If you are ladling up hot soup to fight the frigid temperatures, your waist may thank you for this warm gesture…

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Ask Joan: The NEW Nutrition and You in 2015

January 16th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

Joan-Salge-Blake1Boston.com “Nutrition & You Blog”
By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

My Nutrition and You! blog is going to be more about YOU in 2015. We’re starting an “Ask Joan” series, so you can send me all of your nutrition, diet, weight loss concerns and questions, and get some healthy and helpful lifestyle advice…

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Will Drinking Water Help Me Lose Weight?

January 12th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

Joan-Salge-Blake1Boston.com “Nutrition & You Blog”
By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Maybe. While the studies are far from overflowing, there is some research, according to an article recently published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which suggests that drinking water may help you lose and maintain your weight loss…

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Many Insurers Don’t Cover Drugs For Weight Loss

January 7th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Caroline Apovian, Newsmakers, NPR, School of Medicine 0 comments

Caroline-Apovian-300x300NPR “Shots Blog”
Caroline Apovian, School of Medicine

In December, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new obesity drug, Saxenda, the fourth prescription medicine the agency has given the green light to fight obesity since 2012. But even though two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese, there’s a good chance their insurer won’t cover Saxenda or other anti-obesity drugs…

Expert quote:

“Coverage has to happen in order for the obesity problem to be taken care of,” says Apovian. “Insurance companies need to realize it’s not a matter of willpower, it’s a disease.”

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Time to end special privileges for Cuban immigrants

January 6th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Reuters, Susan Eckstein 0 comments

ecksteinReuters “The Great Debate Blog”
By Susan Eckstein, College of Arts & Sciences

President Barack Obama has taken initial steps toward overhauling the broken U.S. immigration system and failed Cuba policy. It is also time to bring Washington’s Cuban immigration policy in line with other foreign-born people. Cubans enjoy unique immigration privileges that are no longer justifiable…

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Want to Live Longer? Pass the Whole Grains

January 5th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

Joan-Salge-Blake1Boston.com “Nutrition & You Blog”
By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

If you need a New Year’s resolution to kick the year off on a healthy note, you may want to begin by adding more whole grains to your plate. A large study involving over 110,000 adults published today in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that a diet adequate in whole grains was associated with a reduced risk of dying prematurely, especially deaths due to cardiovascular disease…

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Look Back at the Top Nutrition Stories of 2014

December 31st, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

Joan-Salge-Blake1Boston.com “Nutrition & You Blog”
By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

What a year for nutrition news. As I look back on the year, I am still not sure that the Biggest Loser REALLY Have a Winner, but I do know that cauliflower overtook kale as the “in” produce. In 2014, people were still hunting for the Paleo Dietgluten free was a free-for-all, and sugar was the sweet media headline of the year…

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2014 Diet Trends to Ditch in the New Year

December 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

Joan-Salge-Blake1Boston.com “Nutrition & You Blog”
By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Over the past year, trendy diets touting unique health benefits seemed to be the “hot diet” until someone came out with a “better” one the next month. Unfortunately, many of these diet trends won’t pass the test of time…

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The IMF’s perestroika moment

December 17th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Cornel Ban, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Washington Post 0 comments

Washington Post “Monkey Cage Blog”
By Cornel Ban, College of Arts & Sciences and
Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences

The economic crisis that struck in 2008 challenged many myths. One of them is the myth of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a global agent of economic orthodoxy…

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Holiday Cocktails Make Santa’s Cookie Habit Look Healthy

December 15th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

Joan-Salge-Blake1Boston.com “Nutrition & You Blog”
By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

According to a Harris Poll, wine seems to be the beverage of choice during the holidays. For men, beer comes in second while ladies are more likely ordering cocktails, spirits, and liquor as their second choice for their holiday cheer…

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