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Rock Doc: A light fast twice per week

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – It certainly sounded like a fad to me. A while ago I caught a program on public television about a medical doctor in Great Britain. Dr. Michael Mosley, like millions in both that country and in the U.S., found that […]

Rock Doc column: Rally troops to help battle bulge

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – We all know the basic medical facts: we should make healthy choices about what we eat and incorporate exercise into our busy lives. Most of the science of weight loss matches common sense. But it’s also true that more and […]

Family interaction may affect child’s eating habits

    PULLMAN, Wash.— A new five-year study aims to use the innate sense children have for when they’ve eaten enough to develop a childhood obesity program that focuses on family eating styles.   The researchers “Young children are really good at controlling their calorie intake, but many kids lose that ability as they get […]

Spring seminars address overeating, ocean dead zones, corporate social responsibility

Ritter VANCOUVER – WSU Vancouver presents the Spring 2009 Chancellor’s Seminar Series, campus lunchtime presentations, 12 to 1:30 p.m., Fridays, Feb. 13, March 13 and April 10, in the Firstenburg Student Commons. Ticket price for each seminar is $25 per person, including lunch and parking, or $60 for all three seminars with registration by Feb. […]

Diabetes epidemic

Photo: Gabe Patten, left, information systems coordinator for the College of Pharmacy, demonstrates a new insulin inhaler with help from Keith Campbell. (Photo by Becky Phillips).Diabesity n. – An epidemic of obesity and diabetes that is sweeping America. Coined by Francine Kaufman, M.D., diabesity is a set of conditions afflicting nearly 1.3 million Washington residents. […]