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Research topic: the American diet and new dietary guidelines

The American diet is one of the worst in the world. Later in 2015, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will publish an updated Dietary Guidelines booklet promoting new nutrition data and a healthy diet. Not everyone is on board with the changes.

Many unhealthy foods make up the American diet. (Credit: Hartman Group)

Many unhealthy foods make up the American diet. (Credit: Hartman Group)

Interesting research paper topics could be to discuss the American diet, updated nutrition information and ways companies are promoting healthy eating. Read more

Everything we’ve been told about obesity is wrong

For decades the causes of obesity have been attributed to a lack of will power. In the documentary film, “Fed Up,” journalist Katie Couric, Laurie David and director Stephanie Soechtig explore evidence that everything we’ve been told is wrong.

A scene from the documentary "Fed Up," discusses the causes of obesity. (Credit: The Wrap)

A scene from the documentary “Fed Up,” discusses the causes of obesity. (Credit: The Wrap)

Despite dietary guidelines, the effects of obesity, primarily diabetes, have skyrocketed. What’s frightening is that the number of overweight children has been increasing drastically. Obese children are especially at risk for diseases like diabetes. Read more