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Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Intermittent Fasting: What Does the Research Say?

Intermittent fasting is the most recent hot topic among popular diet trends, but what is it and does it work?...

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Friday, May 03, 2019

Gluten: Facts and Fallacies

Diet trends may come and go, but there are some basic facts about nutrition that never change no matter how the general population interprets them. Take gluten for example. Many people are going to great lengths to avoid gluten in their diets with food manufacturers and some restaurants touting their ‘gluten-free’ products as part of a healthy lifestyle....

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Wednesday, Apr 03, 2019

Is High-fructose Corn Syrup Really any Worse Than any Other Simple Sugar?

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) really more dangerous than other types of sugar? Does it cause obesity? Read on to learn the truth about added sugars in our diet....

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Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

The Truth About the Keto Diet

Hip and trendy diets are a dime a dozen, promising rapid weight loss and better overall health. But many, like the Ketogenic Diet, are more hype than health. Learn more about the keto diet and why it doesn’t hold its weight in a crowded weight-loss market....

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Wednesday, Jan 09, 2019

Fit or Fad: Diet Ratings for New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is always a great chance to set new goals for ourselves – especially when it comes to living a healthier life. With all the diet options available, do you know which ones measure up and which ones flop?...

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Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

Your Gift Makes an Impact

The holiday season is a time for family, friends and giving – and we are so grateful to count you as a member of our family. As you consider your gifts at this time, we ask you to consider The Cooper Institute in your year-end giving plans....

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Tuesday, Dec 04, 2018

Exercise is an important part of diabetes prevention and management

Exercise is an important part of diabetes prevention and management. Watch our recent discussion on WFAA Channel 8 to learn how to take control of this condition....

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Tuesday, Jan 02, 2018

Should You Eat Like a Caveman? The Paleo Diet

While rates of obesity in the U.S. remain at an all-time high, hip and trendy diets are a dime a dozen. One such diet suggests that we should ‘eat like a caveman.’ Does this approach have any scientific validity? Read on to learn more!...

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Tuesday, Jan 02, 2018

The Alkaline Diet

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of free speech. Thus, anyone can write a diet book and make whatever ridiculous claims that they wish to make. A prime example is ‘The Alkaline Diet’ which is promoted by gullible celebrities, athletes, and others who either do not understand or choose to ignore basic chemistry. Read on to learn more!...

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Tuesday, Jan 02, 2018

The Ketogenic Diet

Hip and trendy diets are a dime a dozen, and cycle in and out of popularity. Most lead to short-term weight loss rather than long term-weight control. Oftentimes, the only thing that changes is the name of the diet. One example of ‘same diet, different name’ is the ketogenic diet. Read on to learn more!...

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Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

Are you Nutty if You Eat Nuts?

Health-conscious parents and caregivers are always on the lookout for appropriate snacks for kids. When it comes to dietary ‘good fats’ and ‘bad fats,’ there’s a lot of myth and misinformation swirling around. In this blog, we take a careful evidence-based look at the role that nuts can play in a healthful diet for kids as well as adults. Read on to see good news for nut-lovers!...

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Monday, Oct 30, 2017

Eat Yogurt to Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Rates of type 2 diabetes (T2D) have been skyrocketing worldwide over the past 3 decades, including sharp increases among youth. In fact, it is estimated that T2D rates among children increased 4.8 percent annually from 2000 to 2009. Along with avoiding obesity, which is associated with T2D and inactivity, consuming a healthy diet also appears to be an important component for T2D prevention. Read on as we discuss some important findings from the Harvard School of Public Health showing that regular intake of yogurt is strongly associated with a decreased risk of developing T2D....

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