Is Canned Fruit Healthy? Here’s What Dietitians Say
“Ever wondered if reaching for that can of peaches or pineapple is a good choice for your health? In this deep dive, we’ll talk about the health benefits of canned fruit, debunk common misconceptions and provide practical tips for incorporating canned fruit into a healthy diet.”

Experts Recommend Caution on the Use of Non-Sugar Sweeteners
“WASHINGTON (Jan. 22, 2024) — Despite ongoing concerns about the health impacts of non-sugar sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose and stevia, these sweeteners are increasingly found in a variety of foods and beverages, including those aimed at children. A viewpoint published in JAMA Pediatrics by three experts on the topic emphasizes that research on the health effects of non-sugar sweeteners in children is urgently needed.”

OPINION: Oregon should take action to increase transparency on medication prices
“When reviewing Oregon’s actions on health care this past year, it’s easy to think that ever-rising medication costs were a priority for lawmakers. In reality, the state continues to leave critical options on the table — and Oregonians unable to afford urgently-needed prescription drugs.”

SNAP to it, Congress — we need to address the obesity crisis now
“The United States has witnessed historic and escalating rates of obesity among adults in recent decades. As of 2020, official government statistics indicate that obesity inflicts 42 percent of Americans, including one in five children.”

Weight gain in children and adults linked to 100% fruit juice, study says
“(CNN) — Drinking a glass or more of 100% fruit juice each day was linked to a small increase in weight in children and adults, according to a new analysis of prior studies. “One fundamental problem with juice is quantity; consuming fruit this way makes it so easy to overdose,” said coauthor and leading nutrition researcher Dr. Walter Willett, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. “For example, how often do we eat three oranges? Yet, a glass of OJ is about three oranges that can be consumed in a minute or two, and we can go back and have another, and that will add many calories and lead to a spike in blood glucose,” Willett said in an email.”

Study provides new evidence of weight loss benefits for type 2 diabetes patients
“Researchers in the School of Population Health at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences have provided new evidence of the health benefits of weight loss efforts that lead to diabetes remission for type 2 diabetes patients. For participants in the weight-loss trial who were able to achieve remission i.e. reduce the need for medications and reduce their HbA1c levels (a measure of blood sugar control), the research found there was a 40% lower rate of cardiovascular disease and 33% lower rate of chronic kidney disease in this group.”

You can boost your longevity with 7 habits that take 5 minutes or less a day, according to a doctor
“Simple daily routines may help extend your lifespan without taking much time. Practices such as ‘micro-meditations’ and exercise breaks can relieve stress and enhance well-being. Gratitude lists and social interaction can cultivate emotional health for a longer life.”