In a world of misinformation, Fitness Pudding is here to separate fact from fallacy, and science from fiction.

Does Asparagus Cause Cancer?

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The amino acid, asparagine, is thought to be “digested” by cancer cells to help metastasize or spread throughout the body. The study of all the...
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McDonald's French Fries: A Cure for Baldness?

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A recent study on hair growth needed to make a silicone container or chip. An epoxy mold was surrounded with a silicone polymer called poly-dimethyl-siloxane....
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Is Obesity Contagious?

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  A social contagion is a process where the network in which people are embedded, influence their behaviors.  The idea of obesity being socially contagious...
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Nutrition Labels Influence Healthier Food Choices?

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A recent study 1 looked at this exact question. Participants used smart phones to scan food barcodes for 4 weeks. The nutrition labels were then...
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Coffee Enemas?

Coffee Enemas?
  I was growing tired of the same ‘ol, boring oral ingestion of my coffee. At the same time, I was made aware of the...
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Weight Regain After 'The Biggest Loser'?

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Can Pacifiers Reduce Infant Obesity?

Can Pacifiers Reduce Infant Obesity?
  Babies suck.  Let me explain. Infants have a natural reflex for what is called nonnutritive sucking (NNS), such as sucking on their thumb or...
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Can How Fast You Walk Predict Your Risk of Dying?

Can How Fast You Walk Predict Your Risk of Dying?
 “How would you describe your usual walking pace?” Slow Pace Average, Steady Pace Brisk Pace If you are like the nearly 421,000 middle-aged adults who...
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Birthday Cake Bacteria

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A recent study confirmed that eating a piece of birthday cake that someone has just blown their spit and gooey germs all over, is gross....
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Ping Pong for Weight Loss?

Ping Pong for Weight Loss?
I went back and forth on whether or not to cover this one, but it kept bouncing back up.  In short, ping pong (or table...
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Can Our Bones Be Fat?

Can Our Bones Be Fat?
Bone Fat? Spot losing fat has been busted, but recommendations still persist that we can beat everything from belly fat to back fat with exercise....
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The 10,000 Step Myth?

The 10,000 Step Myth?
  The 10,000 step goal is not a myth. In 2015, I clarified the proposed “myth" of 10,000 steps , expanding our understanding that our...
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Post-Exercise Milk Intake and Testosterone

Post-Exercise Milk Intake and Testosterone
With chocolate milk suggested as a possible post-workout drink, with both protein and carbohydrate, researchers set out to determine the acute changes in testosterone and...
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Vinegar for Weight Loss?

Vinegar for Weight Loss?
Vinegar has numerous health benefits. 2,3 One claim is that it promotes weight loss through the effects of acetic acid. Studies have been done on rats...
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Whole Body Vibration for Weight Loss?

Whole Body Vibration for Weight Loss?
At the request of Ms. Rachel Nanez, we are tackling this question. Here was her text to me: “Heard this on the radio this morning...'whole...
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Could Weight Loss Improve Daytime Sleepiness?

Could Weight Loss Improve Daytime Sleepiness?
As many of us struggle with the time change today - we can keep in mind that at least 13% of Americans report regularly having...
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Could Hairstyles Make You Less Active?

Could Hairstyles Make You Less Active?
This one is no joke, and I can personally confirm it. When I lived outside Atlanta, I became good friends with a group of ladies...
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Sleeping with a Bar of Soap for Restless Leg and Cramps?

Sleeping with a Bar of Soap for Restless Leg and Cramps?
I was recently reminded of an "old wive's tale" that a bar of soap under the bed sheet can reduce everything from muscle cramps and...
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Is Morning or Evening Better for Exercise?

Is Morning or Evening Better for Exercise?
"Which is better, exercising in the morning or the evening?" My common response to this question has always been, "Whenever you will do it," because...
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Can You Be Addicted to Shopping?

Can You Be Addicted to Shopping?
‘Tis the shopping season. Stores are making their big end of the year pushes to get “into the black” (make a profit), alongside the psychological...
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