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Test driving 6 Atlanta nutritionists and personal trainers

We sent reporters on anonymous visits to test six different introductory sessions

Our writer checks out three nutritionists to discover why he can't put on weight, while another writer seeks personal trainers to help her figure out why she can't do sit-ups. Read more...

Would grocery shopping with a nutritionist help people eat healthier?

Doctor and researcher Kristina Lewis plans to test this hypothesis

Kristina Lewis, a medical researcher with Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, snagged one of the inaugural awards from the New York Academy of Sciences’ Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science. Read more...

Watch the Fat Map

CDC shows the obesity epidemic in pictures

No doubt you've heard a lot about the U.S. obesity epidemic. If you're tired of reading about it and just want to see it, check out the CDC's obesity-over-time map, sped up for your viewing pleasure. Read more...

What's in your mac & cheese?

Moms have a problem with that bright yellow color

A couple of mom food bloggers are taking on Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, with an online petition demanding the company stop using the dyes that give the kid-favorite pasta its trademark neon yellow glow. Dr. Maureen Lamm, a Marietta doctor and mom is outspoken on the topic. She's founder of MomsABC, a site that gives parents information to make healthy choices for their kids. Read more...

Diet drinks gives bigger buzz to alcohol

Mix can get you drunker faster

Skinny sorority girls finally can blame science. According to a new study, mixing alcohol and diet drinks can get you drunker. The study, set to be published in the April issue of the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, found that people who drank their booze with diet mixers had higher breath alcohol content that those who drank with non-diet drinks. Read more...

Emory doc rates diets

Cardiologist weighs in on nation's most popular plans

For the third year, Emory cardiologist Laurence Sperling helped U.S. News & World Report rate the country’s top diets. Sperling joined a panel of 20 experts to evaluate 29 diets from Atkins to Zone. Fortunately for Sperling, medical director of Emory's Center for Heart Disease Prevention, he didn’t have to actually try all the diets. Read more...

We love our fast food

CDC survey tells us about our burger and fries habit

How much time do you spend in that drive-thru? On an average day, we get a little more than 11 percent of our calories from fast food, according to a new study from the CDC. Read more...