Diet

A coffee farmer shows clean coffee seeds. (Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: Health Questions Raised About Green Coffee Bean Extract

Internet and television advertisements are touting Green Coffee Bean Extract as a weight loss aid, but some medical professionals aren’t sure we know enough yet about the diet supplements. A few months ago, Roberta Lew went on Face book, and saw an ad about a miraculous fat-buster called Green Coffee Bean Extract.

11/13/2012

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Narsai David Book Review: Why Calories Count – From Science To Politics

Nutritionists Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim cover a lot of ground very accessibly in Why Calories Count: From Science To Politics. They begin with a basic scientific definition of what a calorie really is before exploring the food industry’s influence on nutrition and how politics plays into food safety, including pet food.

06/29/2012

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HealthWatch: Going ‘Paleo’ Means Cutting Out Common Items From Diet

Converts to the paleolithic diet trend claim they are shedding pounds and repairing damage done to their health by eliminating a number of common staples to their former diet.

05/15/2012

The Vivus website, makers of Qnexa (Vivus)

FDA Will Take 3 More Months To Review Mountain View Firm’s Diet Pill

Drugmaker Vivus Inc. said Monday that regulators will take another three months to make a decision on its closely-watched obesity drug Qnexa.

04/09/2012

The Vivus website, makers of Qnexa (Vivus)

FDA Panel Approves Mountain View Company’s Previously Rejected Diet Pill

A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration overwhelmingly backed approval for a highly anticipated anti-obesity pill from Vivus Inc., a drug which the FDA previously rejected due to safety concerns.

02/22/2012

Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry

Heavier Passengers Weigh Down Bay Area Ferries, Tour Boats

The Coast Guard has been boarding ferries, tour boats and other vessels around the Bay Area to make sure they’re in compliance with new federal capacity restrictions which are based on the country’s increasingly heavier population.

01/04/2012

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HealthWatch: Diet Patterns Linked With Brain Health

Eating a diet rich in certain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids and low in trans fats may be best for brain health, new research suggests.

01/03/2012

A follower of 'The Paleo Diet,' shops for berries in New York (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: What’s In The Paleo Diet?

Recently, CBS 5’s Dr. Kim Mulvihill decided to go back in time and eat like a caveman. Since then, she has reaped several health benefits.

11/03/2011

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HealthWatch: Public Health Experts Tout ‘Meatless Mondays’

What are you serving for dinner tonight? If it’s meat, some public health experts hope to change your menu at the start of the workweek.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/08/2011

HealthWatch: Loading Up On Protein May Slow Muscle Loss

Muscles keep us strong, burn calories, and help us look younger – but when middle age hits, they often disappear. An average person in middle age loses about a quarter pound of muscle every year.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/07/2011

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