Melissa Breaux Bankston, a CrossFit athletic trainer at CrossFit Algiers in New Orleans, poses for a portrait at the gym Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. She participates in an intermittent fasting diet. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)

A diet that forbids eating for hours on end might seem doomed in a culture where food is constantly available, but apps and Facebook groups are popping up for people practicing “intermittent fasting.”

This Tuesday, April 3, 2018 photo shows a close-up of a beam scale in New York. (AP Photo / Patrick Sison)

There’s no way to sugarcoat this news: Nearly half of American adults will be obese within a decade and one-quarter will be severely so, a new report predicts.

 In this June 5, 2014, file photo, a man makes a submarine sandwich with mortadella, cooked salami, ham, Genoa salami and sweet capicola at a delicatessen in Massachusetts. (AP Photo / Elise Amendola, File)

Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice.

In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, a shop owner reaches into a drink display refrigerator at his convenience store in Kent, Wash. (AP Photo / Elaine Thompson)

Americans’ diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there’s still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests.

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Nearly a third of adults in Illinois were obese in 2017, compared to roughly 28% seven years ago, according to a new report that offers recommendations to curb the trend – including a sugar-sweetened beverage tax.

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According to the latest findings from a citywide survey, Chicago parents who live in a community with limited access to grocery stores were more likely to report challenges in providing healthy meals to their children.

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Finding time for sit-down family meals and the cost of healthy foods are among the top challenges Chicago parents face in providing healthy meals to their children, a new citywide survey finds.

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The idea of the calorie was developed nearly 200 years ago and has proven to be a poor measuring tool for the speed-driven American diet. 

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New year, no booze – at least for the month of January. That’s the idea behind the “dry January” trend. 

If you’re looking to shed pounds, you’ve likely done some Googling. But beware: Not everything you read online will help you reach your beach bod goals. Local dietitians debunk diet and exercise myths and share tips.

We discuss the recent changes in dietary guidelines and how they affect the way we're supposed to eat.

Dr. Ian Smith joins us with tips on losing those extra holiday pounds.

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Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women. We talk with Dr. Martha Grogan, the medical editor of a new book about heart health from the Mayo Clinic.