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3 Fun and Filling Spring Salads
No rabbit food here! These plates pack a healthy, hearty punch.
March 8, 2016
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3 Recipes for Apple-Picking Season
This wrap makes a lovely lunch, and it looks especially appealing when made with red-skinned apples. to get the biggest health benefits, leave skin on.
October 30, 2016
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4 Keys to Weight Loss Success
Successful "losers" share four factors in their ability to take weight off and keep it off.
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5 Morning Habits Health Experts Swear By
Every morning, the choices you make can set the tone for your entire day and affect your health, for better or worse. Unfortunately, we all know how easy it is to get off track when you feel pulled in a million directions as soon as the alarm goes off.
March 3, 2017
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5 Ways to Reset After a Binge
You've run over another binge-eating bump. You're down on yourself. You're feeling awful.
October 10, 2016
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5 Ways Yogurt Boosts your Health
Can you think of a food with a better reputation than yogurt? Whether it's tangy, plain, thick Greek, or layered with berries and nuts, it's become a symbol of healthy eating. you can't miss the buzz, and you probably know you should eat it, but why exactly is it so good for you?
August 30, 2016
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11 Science-Backed Ways to Lose Weight
You probably know the usual weight loss advice by heart: Eat less and move more. While doing both (correctly!) can certainly help you shed pounds, there are other science-backed strategies to make your weight loss journey a little easier -- and they're not what you might expect. Start with these 11 small steps that can add up to big results.
December 30, 2016
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15 natural remedies to get rid of a sore throat
A sore throat can be very uncomfortable.
August 1, 2017
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2 Billion Worldwide Are Obese or Overweight
Study shows it's not only an American problem, but an international health crisis
June 12, 2017
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#HealthyTech: Tell us which healthy eating apps make you go 'Om nom nom'!
Are there any specific healthy eating apps that you cannot get enough of? Hop on into the iMore forums and let us know how you keep your eating on track!
August 11, 2017
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A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of a wide range of diseases
A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases.
December 5, 2016
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A Little Drinking Might Lengthen Your Life: Study
But researchers stress too much alcohol can increase risk of early death
August 15, 2017
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A mismatch of sweeteness and calories could be triggering weight gain, study says
A new research published in the journal Current Biology, which was done by a group of researchers from the Yale University, U.S suggests that diet drinks as well as foods might actually increase weight and thereby trigger diabetes as the brain slows down metabolism when there is a mismatch between sweetness and calories.
August 11, 2017
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A Personalized Nutrition Company will Use your DNA to Tell you what to Eat
Is a Diet Based on your Genome the Future of Nutrition?
October 25, 2016
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A unique enzyme could be a game-changer for gluten-sensitive patients
Study finds enzyme breaks down small amounts of gluten within the digestive system
May 8, 2017
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A2 milk: What you need to know
Milk is a popular dietary staple in many western countries. Sources of milk and milk products include cows, sheep, camels, goats, and others. Alternative sources that do not involve animals include soy, coconut, almond, flax, rice, and hemp.
July 25, 2017
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Ability to delay gratification linked to less frequent consumption of fast food
A new study suggests that an ability to delay immediate gratification is associated with less frequent consumption of fast food. the study, which appears early online in Preventive Medicine has public health significance since away-from-home eating, and fast food consumption in particular, contribute to obesity in the United States.
October 30, 2016
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Abnormal eating schedules affect skin's protection from harmful UV rays of the sun
Sunbathers may want to avoid midnight snacks before catching some rays.
August 17, 2017
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Adding whole eggs to salad can boost Vitamin E absorption, study shows
Adding whole eggs to a colorful salad boosts the amount of Vitamin E the body absorbs from the vegetables, according to research from Purdue University.
October 25, 2016
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Adolescent female offspring could be rescued from negative effects of poor maternal diet during pregnancy
Here's some good news if you are female: Research published online in the FASEB Journal, shows that in mice, what is eaten during adolescence or childhood development may alter long-term behavior and learning, and can even "rescue" females from the negative effects on behavior resulting from a poor maternal diet during pregnancy.
February 24, 2017
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Adolescents with BMI at high-normal range have greater risk of death from cardiovascular diseases
While there is solid evidence that adolescent overweight and obesity are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, less is known about the association between body mass index (BMI) and rarer cardiovascular diseases. A new large-scale, 45-year Israeli study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that higher BMI as well as BMI in the accepted normal range in late adolescence may be related to a higher risk of death in mid-adulthood from non-coronary non-stroke cardiovascular diseases such as fatal arrhythmia, hypertensive heart disease, cardiomyopathy, arterial disease, heart failure and pulmonary embolism.
June 28, 2017
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Alcohol improves memory of previous learning
A new study finds that drinking alcohol can improve recall of learning that occurs before a drinking session, and that this effect is stronger with greater alcohol consumption.
July 31, 2017
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Americans Buying Less Salt-Laden Foods
Still, study found they eat too much salt for their own good
June 5, 2017
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Animal studies examine role of raspberry products in weight management and motor function
The latest issue of the Journal of Berry Research includes two new animal studies that investigate the effects of raspberry consumption in helping to support healthy weight and motor function (strength, balance and coordination). Future studies are needed to support the results found in these studies.
October 5, 2016
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Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers
Digestive organs may be hardest hit by too much weight, study suggests
March 1, 2017
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Appetite-controlling brain circuits in mice may explain stress eating
Stress can have a serious impact on our appetite and eating patterns. Using a mouse model, new research examines how the brain controls the appetite, as well as the link between appetite and positive and negative emotions.
March 22, 2017
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Are food allergies overdiagnosed?
The millions of dieters out there will know only too well the struggles of maintaining a healthful food intake. But for people with severe food allergies, food choice depends on more than losing a few pounds. It can be a matter of life or death. In recent years, however, studies have indicated that food allergies are being overdiagnosed and overreported, and that many people may be needlessly avoiding certain foods.
May 18, 2017
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Are oats gluten-free? Know the facts
Celiac disease demands a gluten-free diet. However, many other people without the disease have turned to gluten-free living. they have chosen to do this to lose weight, fight perceived food intolerances, and improve overall health.
May 2, 2017
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Are you Raising an 'Emotional Eater'?
Calming kids with food can start a vicious, fattening cycle, study says
April 25, 2017
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Are your Kids Drinking Too Much Sugar?
If you're worried about how much sugar your kids are eating, it's time to take a second look at how much they're drinking. new research confirms that children and teens are downing far too much sugar from sweetened drinks.
January 27, 2017
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Artificial sweeteners: Weight loss friend or foe?
Researchers from the University of Manitoba's George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation in Canada find that non-nutritive sweeteners may be linked to risk of weight gain and a greater risk of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.
July 17, 2017
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Attractiveness of partner can be driving force behind women's dieting motivations, FSU research finds
In today's appearance-driven world, body image can be a powerful influence on our choices and behaviors, especially related to dieting. That image is sometimes shaped or distorted by many factors, including mass media images, parents, relationships, even our moods.
July 14, 2017
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Avocado 101: Nutrition facts and health benefits
The avocado is the fatty fruit of the avocado tree, scientifically known as Persea americana. It is native to Mexico and Central America.
August 1, 2017
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Avocado seed husk may help to treat heart disease, cancer
From lowering cholesterol to aiding weight loss, the potential benefits of avocado consumption have been well documented. A new study, however, suggests that further rewards could be reaped from a part of the fruit that we normally discard: the husk of the seed.
August 21, 2017
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Bad cholesterol: it's not what you think
It's time to rethink the halo-and-pitchfork view of our blood fat levels
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Bad Diet in Youth May Up Early Breast Cancer Risk
Study found an association, but didn't prove unhealthy foods caused disease
February 23, 2017
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Being either overweight or underweight may increase risk of migraines
Most of us have been affected by a painful migraine at one point in our lives, but are body weight and migraines related? a new meta-analysis investigates the link between migraine risk and body mass index.
April 13, 2017
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Best food nutrition apps
Eating a balanced diet can be difficult, but these apps can help!
August 9, 2017
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Better Sleep for Better Weight Loss
How sweet dreams can lead to progress on the scale
June 19, 2017
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Biomarkers could predict which diets are best for weight loss
Each year, millions of us go on diets in an attempt to lose weight, but not all of us succeed. A new study has uncovered two biomarkers that could predict how effective certain diets will be for weight loss, particularly for people prediabetes or diabetes.
July 10, 2017
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BMI status of older adults influences benefits accrued from memory training, study finds
In the first study to compare the results of cognitive training by body mass index (BMI) category, scientists from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research found that memory training provided only one-third the benefit to older adults with obesity than the benefit it provided to older adults without obesity.
January 10, 2017
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Bone-derived hormone suppresses appetite in mice
Scientists discover new mechanism that regulates food intake and blood sugar
March 8, 2017
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Brain cancer: Study sheds light on unexpected link between glioma and blood sugar
Having high blood sugar or Diabetes is linked to a higher risk of developing most cancers. However, studies have found that brain cancers such as glioma are less common in people with Diabetes and high blood sugar. Now, a new study begins to shed light on this surprising link. Could it be, the researchers ask, that brain tumors have a strong effect on blood glucose levels?
May 4, 2017
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BRAT diet: Benefits, risks, and treating diarrhea
The BRAT diet is sometimes used for the treatment of diarrhea, stomach flu, and other types of stomach illness.
July 7, 2017
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Can a gluten-free diet help with psoriasis?
Psoriasis is chronic skin disease where patches of red skin and thick silvery scales cover any part of the skin.
April 11, 2017
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Can Breast Milk Feed a Love of Vegetables?
Think of it as an early stealth strategy in the war against picky eating, researchers say
August 4, 2017
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Can Coffee, Tea Protect the Liver From Bad Diet?
These beverages may help guard against fatty liver disease, early research suggests
June 13, 2017
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Can Dropping some Weight Save your Knees?
Loss was tied to less joint degeneration in study, but skeptics remain
May 2, 2017
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Can Parents' Weight Hinder Toddlers' Development?
Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills
January 3, 2017
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Can people with Diabetes eat peanut butter?
Peanut butter may help people to manage diabetes, a condition that affects blood sugar levels. how exactly does this popular snack help to control the condition?
April 26, 2017
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Can whole-body vibration stave off obesity and diabetes?
An intriguing study, published this week in the journal Endocrinology, compares the benefits of whole-body vibration with regular exercise. Could this innovative intervention help to stave off obesity and diabetes? Preliminary findings suggest that it could.
March 16, 2017
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Can you be allergic to coffee?
Coffee is the morning drink of choice for many people around the world. It provides caffeine, which helps to stimulate the body and mind and be alert and ready for the day.
June 8, 2017
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Can you be allergic to sugar?
Sugar is found in many parts of our diets, both in natural and manufactured foods. Cells in the body use sugar for energy, so an adverse reaction to sugar can cause serious complications.
June 7, 2017
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Canadian children fall short of daily dietary recommendations on school days
Canadian children don't eat enough vegetables, fruit and dairy products during school hours, causing them to fall short of several daily dietary recommendations on school days, a new UBC study has found.
August 23, 2017
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Chain Restaurant Kids' Menus Haven't Improved
A 2011 initiative to lower calories, sugar and salt hasn't yielded results, researchers say
January 11, 2017
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Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity
Fear of flare-ups might spur kids to limit physical activity, specialists say
January 20, 2017
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Children's consumption levels of sugary drinks linked to combo meals at fast-food restaurants
A new survey of children's and teenagers' eating habits at fast-food restaurants suggests that consumption levels of sugary drinks are closely tied to their automatic inclusion in "combo meal" packages.
October 7, 2016
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Chocolate allergy versus chocolate sensitivity: Triggers and symptoms
Chocolate is a delicious and popular food that is found in a range of desserts, snacks, and drinks. However, for some individuals, it can cause an allergic reaction. Because chocolate has a variety of ingredients, the reaction could be due to any one of them.
June 5, 2017
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Chocolate may improve cognitive function within hours, says review
Need an excuse to raid that chocolate stash? A new review may provide just that. Researchers have found that cocoa flavanols could boost cognitive function within just a few hours of consumption.
June 30, 2017
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Cholesterol-free diet: Recipes and possible health benefits
Cholesterol is an essential building block for cells, and the body makes as much of it as it needs on its own. a diet that that causes the body to produce too much "bad" LDL cholesterol can cause plaques to form in the arteries, leading to coronary heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.
May 12, 2017
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Clay-based antimicrobial packaging keeps food fresh
Sometimes it seems as if fresh fruits, vegetables and meats go bad in the blink of an eye. Consumers are left feeling frustrated, often turning to less expensive processed foods that last longer but are less nutritious. Now scientists report that they have developed a packaging film coated with clay nanotubes packed with an antibacterial essential oil. The film provides a one-two punch, preventing over-ripening and microbial growth, which could help improve the shelf life of perishables.
August 22, 2017
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Cleveland-based study to explore how childhood obesity can be prevented before conception
A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and MetroHealth System researcher, along with Cleveland Clinic's director of metabolic research, have received federal funding to determine if childhood obesity can be prevented before women become pregnant.
March 29, 2017
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Cocoa and chocolate consumption could provide beneficial effects on cognitive function
A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands - a phrase commonly used to justify ones chocolate snacking behavior. A phrase now shown to actually harbor some truth, as the cocoa bean is a rich source of flavanols: a class of natural compounds that has neuroprotective effects.
June 29, 2017
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Coconut palm sugar: Can people with diabetes eat it?
In order to manage their condition, people with diabetes need to monitor their sugar intake. A good way of doing this might be by choosing a natural sweetener option. One of the more popular choices is coconut palm sugar.
May 25, 2017
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Coffee may increase cravings for sweet treats
If your commute to work involves a stop at the coffee shop, be cautious - you might be tempted to pick up a sweet treat, too.
August 25, 2017
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Coffee versus Tea: is our Health?
A hot cup of coffee can perk you up in the morning. a soothing cup of tea can help you relax after a stressful day. and the latest research about the health benefits of each might help you feel a little better about them, whichever beverage you drink.
December 23, 2016
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Coffee: The science behind the health claims
News proclaiming the health benefits of coffee is aplenty. The claims are bold: coffee can prevent anything from liver disease and cancer, to dementia and multiple sclerosis. On top of that, it is said to help us live longer.
July 13, 2017
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Cognitive decline could be reduced with a Mediterranean-style diet
A wealth of studies have suggested that a healthful diet may help to protect the brain against the effects of aging. New research adds fuel to the fire, after finding that following a Mediterranean-style diet in later life could help to stave off cognitive decline.
July 31, 2017
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Commercial program that offers diet and exercise leads to greater improvements in metabolic syndrome
If losing weight is on your list of new Year resolutions, be sure to include both diet and exercise. new research published today in evaluated commercial weight loss programs by comparing those that formally include exercise with those that merely advocate for exercise to determine weight loss results and reductions in risk factors associated with heart disease and other health issues.
January 3, 2017
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Cornell College professor finds way to reduce eating disorder symptoms in women
More people are dying from eating disorders than any other psychiatric disorder, and one Cornell College professor has discovered a way to help women by significantly reducing eating disorder symptoms in those who are struggling.
January 6, 2017
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Consumption of artificial sweeteners alongside low carbohydrate diet increases food intake
Next time you drop an artificial sweetener into your coffee thinking of the weight you'll lose by avoiding sugar, think again.
August 1, 2017
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Controversial Soda Tax Coming to Chicago After County Board Vote
Two days after voters in four different cities approved local taxes on sugary beverages, the county board for Cook County, IL -- home to Chicago – has narrowly okayed a $.01/ounce tax, making this the largest single market to try to curb obesity while fattening the municipal coffers.
November 10, 2016
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Cooking food at high heat may raise risk of heart disease, experts warn
Food cooked at high heat may carry toxic chemicals that raise risk of heart disease, researchers have warned.
November 2, 2016
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Could a weekly injection get rid of harmful belly fat?
Scientists may be on the verge of an effective new treatment for diabetes and obesity, after designing a drug that can be injected directly into potentially harmful white fat and transform it into "good" brown fat.
August 31, 2017
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Could Fasting Every other day Help you Lose More Weight?
Only if you can stick with the regimen, and study finds most dieters can't
May 1, 2017
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Could Fermented Foods Boost your Health?
At her house in Portland, OR, art teacher Julia Himmelstein always has a batch of kombucha brewing to satisfy her bottle-a-day habit. Himmelstein, 33, says both her paternal grandparents had colon cancer, and that's made her interested in diets that might help prevent the disease.
February 13, 2017
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Could smelling our food lead to weight gain?
A team of researchers have recently made a surprising discovery: mice that cannot smell their food do not gain weight. A new study explores some of the reasons behind this.
July 4, 2017
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Could Your Breakfast Cloud Your Judgment?
Responses to unfair financial offer differed after high-carb versus high-protein meal, study found
June 12, 2017
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Craving chocolate? Psychological technique could help you resist
Chocolate lovers know only too well the difficulties of resisting a cocoa-filled treat; once the thought of chocolate enters the mind, it can be near impossible to ignore. However, new research suggests that a two-stage psychological technique could help to abolish those chocolate cravings.
March 14, 2017
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Cryo-DualBeam is industry's first automated system dedicated to preparation of frozen biological samples
The new Thermo Scientific Aquilos is the first commercial cryo-DualBeam (focused ion beam/scanning electron microscope) system dedicated to the preparation of frozen, thin lamella samples from biological specimens for high-resolution tomographic imaging in a cryo-transmission electron microscope (cryo-TEM).
August 9, 2017
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CSHL scientists create first model of genetically induced obesity in fruit flies
Why do people become obese? Poor dietary choices and overeating seem like clear causes, but what is at the root of these behaviors? Significantly overweight people may be genetically predisposed to be affected disproportionately when faced with the ready availability of calorie-laden treats. It appears, in others words, that some people's genes place them at particular risk of gaining more weight than others in the modern food landscape.
January 11, 2017
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Cut Calories, Lengthen Life Span?
Study found middle-aged adults who reduced their intake showed slower biological aging
May 22, 2017
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Misc. - D

Daily can of Soda Boosts Odds for Prediabetes
Diet sodas do not appear to pose the same danger, researcher says
November 10, 2016
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Daily Jolt of Java May Bring Longer Life
Two large studies boost potential benefits of coffee, and one looked at consumption in all races
July 10, 2017
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Dairy: Is it good or bad for you?
Dairy is a controversial and confusing food group. Health organizations promote dairy as vital for improved bone health, yet other experts disagree and hail dairy as detrimental to health. Who is correct? Is dairy good or bad for your health? We examine the facts.
June 19, 2017
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DASH Diet Wins Top Spot Again
The DASH diet is rated the best overall diet in the U.S. News & World Report annual diet ranking -- the seventh consecutive year it has won the top spot.
January 4, 2017
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Delayed food introduction may increase likelihood of allergy in later childhood
Delaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods until after a baby's first year may increase the likelihood of a food allergy later on, according to new findings from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study.
June 8, 2017
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'Delicate balance' between alcohol's protective and harmful effects
A new study on a large population sample has concluded that heavy drinking can have disastrous health effects, whereas light to moderate alcohol consumption could be beneficial.
August 15, 2017
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Diet and antibiotic use can change gut microbiota contributing to IBS symptoms
A recent review of research suggests that changes to the microorganisms (microbiota) in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract may be a cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). the review article is published in the American Journal of Physiology–Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.
January 27, 2017
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Diet and depression: Foods and nutrients for recovery
Depression is a prevalent mental health illness throughout the world, causing negative thoughts and behaviors in those who experience it.
July 17, 2017
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Diet and exercise interventions could help address obesity in older adults
A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality of life in older adults with obesity.
October 20, 2016
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Diet can impact migraines
Eliminating that morning 'Cup of Joe,' consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential headache triggers for individuals battling migraines, suggests a new report.
November 1, 2016
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Diet May Lower your Odds for Painful Gout
Ditching fats and salt in favor of fruits, veggies and grains keeps the condition at bay, study finds
May 10, 2017
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Diet rich in saturated fat reduces person's cognitive function making it difficult to control eating habits
A diet high in saturated fat can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a new study in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.
July 29, 2016
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Diet tips for a healthy gallbladder
The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ that collects and stores bile from the liver. this is a very important job because bile is what helps the body to digest fat.
April 28, 2017
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Diet tips for gastritis and stomach ulcers
Indigestion is a common condition for many people, especially considering the types of diets many Americans have. However, if someone experiences burning sensations in the stomach along with ongoing pain and nausea, they may have gastritis.
April 20, 2017
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Diet tips for managing ankylosing spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease and type of arthritis. It usually causes pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility in the spine but can affect other joints too.
May 24, 2017
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Dietary choices may influence environmental impact
The impact of our dietary choices on the global phosphorus footprint shouldn't be neglected, recent research in Frontiers in Nutrition shows. a shift towards a plant-based diet may be an undervalued solution toward decreasing our environmental impact and attaining phosphorus sustainability.
November 3, 2016
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Dietary prebiotics can improve sleep after stress exposure, study suggests
In recent years, reams of research papers have shed light on the health benefits of probiotics, the "good bacteria" found in fermented foods and dietary supplements. now a first-of-its kind study by University of Colorado Boulder scientists suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters called prebiotics - which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut -- can also have an impact, improving sleep and buffering the physiological impacts of stress.
February 24, 2017
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Dietary sodium restriction may provide kidney and heart benefits for CKD patients
New research indicates that reducing sodium intake may provide kidney and heart benefits for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
November 17, 2016
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Dietary soy-protein may be effective adjunct therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases
A diet supplemented with soy protein may be an effective adjunct therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases, Penn State researchers reported after completing a study that included mice and cultured human colon cells.
April 26, 2017
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Diminished taste sensitivity could put people on path to gaining weight
Cornell University food scientists have found that people with a diminished ability to taste food choose sweeter - and likely higher-calorie - fare. This could put people on the path to gaining weight.
July 28, 2017
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Disrupting the circadian clock can alter gut microbiome and the body's response to diet
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have discovered that changing the circadian clock in mouse liver can alter how the body responds to diet and also change the microbes living in the digestive track. In this study, which appears online in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the researchers show for the first time that a liver gene in mice has the ability to link the circadian system, the microbiome and the mouse metabolism under dietary restrictions. what is surprising is that it does so in a sex-specific fashion.
May 4, 2017
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Discovery Means Less Sugar Needed in Chocolate
A newly-discovered way to structure sugar differently means 40 percent less sugar can be used in chocolate without affecting the taste, according to Nestle.
December 1, 2016
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Do not avoid gluten unless you have celiac disease, researchers say
Gluten is a protein commonly found in grains such as rye, barley, and wheat. for patients with celiac disease, avoiding gluten is a good idea because the protein causes them to experience intestinal problems. However, should the rest of us do the same? a new study investigates the impact of gluten consumption in people without celiac disease.
May 3, 2017
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Do Open Floor Plans Invite Overeating?
Fewer calories are consumed in closed kitchen spaces, study says
September 22, 2016
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Does green coffee bean extract work? A detailed review
Losing weight can be incredibly difficult. For this reason, people have turned to all sorts of supplements in order to make things easier.
August 1, 2017
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Don't Wait to Add Lbs Before Weight-Loss Surgery
Best results seen for those with pre-op BMI of less than 40, study says
July 26, 2017
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Drink Water, Fight Fat?
When you have it in place of beer or sugar-sweetened soda it helps, study finds
May 18, 2017
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Drinking coffee and tea may prevent liver disease
Cirrhosis, or chronic liver disease, is a serious condition and a leading cause of death among people across the United States. To prevent it, new research recommends that we simply take a break and enjoy a cup of tea.
June 8, 2017
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Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy linked to child obesity, NIH study suggests
Children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese at age 7, compared to children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank water instead of artificially sweetened beverages, according to a study led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Childhood obesity is known to increase the risk for certain health problems later in life, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers. The study appears online in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
June 6, 2017
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Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy linked to child obesity, study suggests
Children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese at age 7, compared to children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank water instead of artificially sweetened beverages, according to a study.
June 6, 2017
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Drinking few cups of coffee or tea may protect against liver fibrosis, study finds
New study indicates that drinking even a few cups a day may prevent hardening of the liver, reports the Journal of Hepatology
June 6, 2017
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Drinking non-dairy alternatives linked to shorter childhood height
Choosing dairy milk may make a difference when it comes to your child's growth, according to a new study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers found drinking non-dairy alternatives was associated with shorter childhood height compared to those who drank milk, among 5,000 Canadian children. In fact, children at age 3 who drank 3 cups of non-dairy milk alternatives each day were 1.5 centimeters shorter, on average, than their milk-drinking peers. The researchers suggest that the children drinking non-dairy alternatives may be shorter because they are not receiving enough protein or calories to support their growth.
August 4, 2017
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Drinking Pickle Juice: Good or Bad?
Pickles have been considered a health food for centuries.
August 1, 2017
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Drug Loaded Nanoparticles Turn Fat Cells Brown to Help Control Obesity
Brown fat cells are much easier for the body to burn than regular white lipocytes. Obese people with a particularly high ratio of white to brown fat cells can have a hard time losing weight even when while dieting and exercising. Nanotechnology may soon help people turn white fat into brown fat, turning a daunting challenge into a much more manageable one.
August 30, 2017
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Dueling Quarterback Diets: Matt Ryan versus Tom Brady
It's a pretty good bet that NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Matt Ryan aren't eating anything close to what you're serving at your Super Bowl party for Sunday's big game.
February 1, 2017
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Early menopause: Eating vegetable protein tied to lower risk
Eating foods rich in vegetable protein - such as tofu, enriched pasta, nuts, and breakfast cereal - is linked to a lower risk of early menopause, compared with consuming protein that comes mainly from animal sources.
June 26, 2017
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Early term babies are at greater risk for diabetes and obesity-related diseases
Early term deliveries impact babies' long-term health with increased risk of diabetes and obesity-related illnesses as well as a shortened life span, according to a new study.
August 7, 2017
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Early time-restricted feeding strategy may help with losing weight
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are trying to find out whether changing a person's eating schedule can help them lose weight and burn fat.
January 6, 2017
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Eating a Handful of Nuts Each day Could Help you Live Longer
A sweeping analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20 grams of nuts each day are less likely to develop potentially fatal conditions such as cancer and heart disease.
December 5, 2016
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Eating Feeds 'Feel Good' Hormones in the Brain
Overstimulation of this system could play a role in obesity, researchers say
August 31, 2017
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Eating for Longevity
The science is clear: Eating the right foods can lead to a longer, healthier life.
October 28, 2016
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Eating french fries may double the risk of early death
Do you want fries with that? A new study provides a good reason to say "no," after finding that eating two to three portions of fried potatoes every week could raise the risk of early death by twofold.
June 15, 2017
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Eating fruits and vegetables may lower women's stress risk
New research provides yet another reason to include fruits and vegetables in the diet, after finding that eating up to seven servings per day can lower the risk of psychological stress for middle-aged women.
March 16, 2017
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Eating oat fibre can reduce three markers linked to cardiovascular risk
Researchers have known for more than 50 years that eating oats can lower cholesterol levels and thus reduce a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
October 7, 2016
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Eating potassium-rich foods could be key to lowering blood pressure
Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas -; and even coffee -; could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to Alicia McDonough, PhD, professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC).
April 5, 2017
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Electroacupuncture may lead to better blood sugar regulation in obese and overweight women
For women who are overweight or obese and are unable to exercise, new research appearing online in the FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help. In the report, an international team of researchers used electroacupuncture to assist with muscle contraction, which led to improved blood sugar regulation.
April 17, 2017
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Emerging Treatment offers Weight Loss Alternative
A nonsurgical weight loss treatment for obesity could offer an alternative to surgery.
May 9, 2017
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Energy dense foods may increase cancer risk regardless of obesity status
Link between high dietary energy density in food and obesity-related cancer in normal weight individuals
August 17, 2017
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Even One High-Fat Meal can Harm your Liver
Over time, rapid effect of 'fat loading' could contribute to disease, researchers say
January 24, 2017
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Every meal triggers inflammation
Short-term inflammatory responses play a key role in sugar uptake and activation of immune system
January 16, 2017
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Exercise, Weight Loss May Cut Heart Failure Risk
Link was stronger for common but difficult-to-treat type of heart failure
February 27, 2017
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Expanding waistlines and metabolic syndrome: Researchers warn of new 'silent killer'
Caused by ovsity, metabolic syndrome affects 40 percent of Americans age 40 and older
April 6, 2017
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Experts define obesity as a disease
In a consensus statement published in the journal Obesity Reviews, experts from the World Obesity Federation make the case for defining obesity as a disease process. they argue that, by recognizing the primary agent as food rather than an infectious microbe, it fits a widely-accepted model of disease.
May 12, 2017
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Experts: Wheat Sensitivity is Real
When Kathy Pothier began eating gluten-free in 2012, some friends thought it was an inconvenience. So Pothier -- determined to see if the diet could relieve her painful arthritis symptoms, stiff neck, and headaches -- took her own food when she visited for dinner.
November 23, 2016
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Extract from red hot peppers boosts metabolic rate, study shows
As we age, managing healthy weight may become more difficult due to a slowing metabolism, however, help may come from a fiery source -- the capsicum pepper. A recent paper, Capsaicinoids Enhance Metabolic Rate in Normal Healthy Individuals using a Novel Metabolic Tracker Breezing Device-An Open Label Placebo Controlled Acute Study, published in the journal Obesity Open Access discussed the findings of the Metabolic Rate (MR) Study, which demonstrated that an extract from red hot peppers boosted metabolic rate (Chen, et al., 2017).
August 7, 2017
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Fasting before a blood test: What you need to know
Fasting before a blood test is when people are asked not to eat or drink anything other than water before some blood tests. But which blood tests require fasting and how can people fast safely?
August 23, 2017
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'Fat but fit' are at increased risk of heart disease
Carrying extra weight could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy.
August 15, 2017
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Fat, carbs, fruit, veg: How much should we eat for health?
Two complementary papers based on a large cohort study show that fats - both saturated and unsaturated - may not be as harmful as previously thought. Carbohydrates can have a more damaging impact, but should still be consumed in moderation, and a stable intake of fruits and vegetables is a must.
August 30, 2017
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'Fat-Shaming' Patients Can Cause Real Harm
Many patients respond by avoiding needed care, psychologists warn
August 3, 2017
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Fatty Foods May Up Cancer Risk in Thinner Women
Plant-based diet could help avoid malignancies, study suggests
August 17, 2017
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FDA Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments
Some devices are over-inflating, and some have been linked to pancreas inflammation, agency says
February 13, 2017
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Food photos on Instagram help users achieve weight loss goals
Instagram users post millions of food photos -- whether to show off a sophisticated palate, make friends drool over chicken and waffles or artfully arrange colorful macarons.
April 26, 2017
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Food poisoning duration: How long do symptoms last?
Food poisoning, sometimes called foodborne illness, is a common but preventable condition caused by eating foods contaminated with harmful pathogens.
June 27, 2017
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Four cups of coffee a day may slash death risk
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, and a new study suggests the more we drink it, the better. A high intake of coffee seems to slash the risk of premature death, according to researchers.
August 29, 2017
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Fresh fruit consumption linked to lower risk of Diabetes and diabetic complications
Greater consumption of fresh fruit was associated with a lower incidence of diabetes, as well as reduced occurrence of complications in people with diabetes, in a Chinese population.
April 11, 2017
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Fried, Grilled, Baked Foods May Up Diabetes Risk
Researchers suggest steaming, poaching and stewing for better health
September 2, 2016
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Gastric bypass controls Diabetes long term better than other methods
Bariatric surgery checks the disease more so than other weight-loss measures
February 15, 2017
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Gastroparesis diet: Eight tips to help delayed stomach emptying
Gastroparesis is a relatively common digestive disorder, affecting up to four percent of people in the United States.
August 3, 2017
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Gene Discoveries Offer new Height Insights
Long and short of the findings: Scientists may better understand growth disorders
February 1, 2017
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Genes and the environment? Factors, patterns that lead to childhood obesity risk
A factor that has been linked to childhood obesity is restrictive feeding practices by primary caregivers, the implication being that it may interfere with a child's ability to learn to self-regulate food intake. When a child is overweight, parents tend to use more controlling, restrictive feeding practices. A new study is showing that a child's genetics, related to emotion and cognition, may also play a role in this pattern.
June 16, 2017
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Genetically engineered skin grafts may help with diabetes, obesity
Scientists have started to test therapeutic skin grafts that aim to manage glucose levels and body weight in cases of diabetes and obesity. They have recently been tested on wild type mice for the first time, which yielded promising results.
August 3, 2017
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Gluten-free diet may increase risk of arsenic, mercury exposure
People who eat a gluten-free diet may be at risk for increased exposure to arsenic and mercury -- toxic metals that can lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological effects, according to a report in the journal Epidemiology.
February 13, 2017
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Gluten-free foods may not be healthful, study warns
As more and more people are adopting a gluten-free diet, a new study investigates the nutritional content of gluten-free products and finds them lacking.
May 11, 2017
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Going Vegan: Is It a Good Choice for Kids?
Have a child who declares that she no longer wants to eat animals? Chances are, you have a budding vegan in your home.
July 7, 2017
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Good Food Goals: Help Kids Eat Healthier
Are your family dinners usually coming out of take-out bags these days? Or can you not remember the last time you even had dinner together?
July 7, 2017
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GP referral to weight loss programmes effective in tackling obesity
Tackling obesity by offering the opportunity to attend a weight loss programme during a routine consultation is effective, welcomed by patients and takes 30 seconds of physicians' time, according to a new randomised trial of over 1800 people published in the Lancet.
October 27, 2016
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Grape consumption leads to better health
A newly released book titled Grapes and Health: A Monograph offers a thorough review of the current science linking the consumption of grapes to better health. Designed for health and science professionals, this 235-page authoritative reference is a compilation and synthesis of peer-reviewed, grape-specific research which demonstrates the significant scope of the health impact of grape consumption.
June 30, 2017
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Green tea compound may reduce the harms of a Western diet
Green tea is one of the most commonly consumed beverages across the globe, largely due to its associated health benefits. New research offers yet another reason to drink this popular beverage, after finding that it could help to combat the negative health implications of a Western diet.
July 31, 2017
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Ground breaking study dispels myth that vitamin D2 and D3 have same nutritional value
Worldwide health authorities are being urged to rethink official guidance around vitamin D following the publication of a ground breaking study from the University of Surrey, which dispels the myth that vitamin D2 and D3 have the same nutritional value.
July 7, 2017
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Ground breaking study dispels myth that vitamin D2 and D3 have same nutritional value
Worldwide health authorities are being urged to rethink official guidance around vitamin D following the publication of a ground breaking study from the University of Surrey, which dispels the myth that vitamin D2 and D3 have the same nutritional value.
July 7, 2017
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Gut bacteria affect our metabolism
Mice that receive gut bacteria transplants from overweight humans are known to gain more weight than mice transplanted with gut bacteria from normal weight subjects, even when the mice are fed the same diet. a new study confirms this finding while seeking new perspectives on the reasons behind this link.
November 21, 2016
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Gut microbes influence the body's response to high-fat diet
New research explains why the same high-fat diet affects people differently. The team found that they could predict which mice would gain more weight and develop glucose intolerance after switching to a high-fat diet by using gut microbe signatures that were present before the switch.
July 6, 2017
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GW scientist awarded $2.8 million NIH grant to continue research on corneal wound healing
George Washington University (GW) researcher Mary Ann Stepp, Ph.D., received a $2.8 million, five-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue her 27 years of research on corneal wound healing. this research has important implications for surgical procedures such as Lasik and treatments for myopia and astigmatism, as well as general wound healing and cell migration, which are keys to understanding how cancer metastasizes.
November 2, 2016
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Have Americans Given Up on Losing Weight?
Study finds more are overweight, obese than 2 decades ago, but fewer are trying to shed pounds
March 7, 2017
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Have Type 2 Diabetes? Try Walking After Eating
Study found it lowered blood sugar levels more than other exercise, particularly if done after dinner
October 18, 2016
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Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult
Study suggests food choices made at 15 may establish long-term eating habits
September 23, 2016
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'Healthy Obese' May Be a Myth
Higher risk for heart problems detected in new study
May 17, 2017
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Heart hormones protect against obesity and insulin resistance
Elevated levels of natriuretic peptides in adipose tissue protect against effects of high-fat diet
August 25, 2017
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High BMI linked to severe liver disease in later life
A recent study provides more evidence of a link between high body mass index as a young man and severe liver disease in later life. the authors call for earlier interventions and additional screening for those at risk.
March 21, 2017
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High cholesterol intake and eggs do not increase risk of memory disorders
A relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating one egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Furthermore, no association was found in persons carrying the APOE4 gene variant that affects cholesterol metabolism and increases the risk of memory disorders, report researchers at conclusion of a new study.
January 9, 2017
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High fat diet reduces gut bacteria, Crohn's disease symptoms
Results could lead to new anti-inflammatory probiotics
June 22, 2017
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High-fat maternal diet may change immune response of offsprings' respiratory system
Women who follow a high-fat diet during pregnancy may increase their children's risk for asthma. a mouse study by Oregon Health and Science University researchers suggests that consistent consumption of fat-laden foods may change the immune response of the offsprings' respiratory system.
March 29, 2017
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High-fiber diet keeps gut microbes from eating the colon's lining, protects against infection, animal study shows
When microbes inside the digestive system don't get the natural fiber that they rely on for food, they begin to munch on the natural layer of mucus that lines the gut, eroding it to the point where dangerous invading bacteria can infect the colon wall, new research in mice shows.
November 17, 2016
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High-fiber diet may inhibit gout-related inflammation
New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, shows that a high-fiber diet likely inhibits gout-related inflammation caused by monosodium urate (MSU) crystals. Specifically, researchers found that diets high in fiber trigger microorganisms in the gut to produce short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which induce neutrophil apoptosis and the resolution of inflammation. These findings have important implications for the treatment of gout, and possibly for the treatment of arthritis.
January 4, 2017
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High quality diet during mid-to-late adulthood may prevent adverse metabolic consequences
A new study in Obesity investigated the impact of diet quality in mid-to-late-adulthood on visceral and liver fat not solely relying on Body Mass Index (BMI). Four different measures of diet quality were used to evaluate dietary intake of the multiethnic population over a twenty-year span. Maintaining a high quality diet during mid-to-late adulthood may prevent adverse metabolic consequences related to visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL).
July 26, 2017
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High sugar intake can be detrimental to psychological well-being
Research published yesterday, has found that high sugar intake from sweet foods and drinks can adversely affect long-term psychological health.
July 28, 2017
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Higher BMI, abdominal obesity and body fat linked to greater risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women
The results of a population study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) 2017 showed that, in women, being overweight or obese, as defined by body mass index (BMI ), abdominal obesity and a higher body fat percentage was associated with a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
June 14, 2017
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Honey versus sugar: Is honey really better for you?
Honey and sugar are two of the most commonly used sweeteners. Honey is often regarded as the more healthful option, but is this really the case?
June 1, 2017
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How Bad for You Are Fried Foods?
 
June 22, 2017
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How can diabetes affect the feet?
People with diabetes are prone to foot problems caused by prolonged periods of high blood sugar. There are two main foot problems, each of which can have serious complications.
May 18, 2017
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How do vegetarian diets affect cholesterol levels?
A new review of almost 50 studies related to nutrition suggests that plant-based diets are associated with lower total cholesterol levels. The authors believe that these findings will have an impact on preventive care for cardiovascular diseases.
August 22, 2017
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How Does Too Much Sugar Affect your Body?
Chances are you already know that eating too much sugar isn't good for you. Yet you're probably still overdoing it: Americans average about 20 tablespoons of added sugars per day, compared to the recommended 6 tablespoons for women and 9 tablespoons for men. (That doesn't include sugar found naturally in foods like fruits and milk.)
March 30, 2017
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How this Couple Lost 300 Pounds Together in a Year
On new Year's Day, 2016, Lexi Reed made a promise to herself: to lose weight. at the time, 26-year-old Lexi weighed 485 pounds, while her husband, 28-year-old Danny, was 281 pounds.
February 9, 2017
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How this Man Lost Almost 400 Pounds in 3 Years
Sal Paradiso can't tell you his starting weight in early 2014, when he began his weight loss journey. not because he doesn't want to reveal the number, but because no scale could effectively measure his weight.
March 24, 2017
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How your Appetite can Sabotage Weight Loss
New research is shedding light on a question that has long confounded dieters and obesity researchers alike: Why do so many people regain weight after they've worked so hard to lose it?
October 14, 2016
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IBM launches blockchain collaboration to improve food safety
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in ten people in the US falls ill each year from contaminated food. The source of such problems can be hard to identify due to a lack of traceability.
August 22, 2017
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If you're a European, your body requires more vegetables and grains
Genome study reveals different human groups evolved to eat specific diets.
March 17, 2017
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iGlucose Glucometer with Built-In Cellular Connectivity and API Interoperability
Smart Meter Corporation, a New York firm, won both FDA clearance and European CE Mark approval for its iGlucose system, a blood glucose meter that features built-in cellular connectivity. Diabetics using the iGlucose will have the convenience of seeing their readings automatically uploaded to the company's web portal, from where their doctors and caretakers can check up on how things are going.
May 18, 2017
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Inhibiting key enzyme may prevent midlife weight gain
Many of us may have noticed - with a fair degree of apprehension - that we tend to gain weight a lot more easily as we age. the general perception is that this is due to poor lifestyle choices, but a new study suggests that an enzyme may be responsible for midlife weight gain.
May 2, 2017
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Inulin 101 - A prebiotic fiber with powerful health benefits
If you've been reading up on gut health, then you may have heard of inulin.
August 1, 2017
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Insulin Pump can be Hacked: Johnson & Johnson
The OneTouch Ping insulin pump is vulnerable to hacking, Johnson & Johnson says.
October 5, 2016
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Intermittent Fasting
Why cut back every day if you could drop pounds by watching what you eat only a couple of days a week? That's the logic behind intermittent fasting, a weight loss approach that's become more popular over the past few years.
July 29, 2016
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Is Drinking Diet Soda a Health Risk?
About one in five Americans drinks diet soda every day, according to the CDC. is that a good thing?
May 5, 2017
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Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?
Study finds distinctly different biological changes than those from celiac disease, wheat allergy
July 29, 2016
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Is rice gluten-free? Grains explained
Gluten is a family of proteins found in some, but not all, grains. for many people, a gluten-free diet can be a lifestyle choice. However, for people with celiac disease, it is a medical necessity.
March 2, 2017
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Is White Bread OK for Some People?
Study suggests it might be, but at least one nutrition expert advises sticking with whole grains
June 6, 2017
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Is whole wheat bread better than white? That may depend on your gut bacteria.
There's no such thing as one-size-fits-all nutrition.
June 6, 2017
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Is your TV Making you Fat?
People who eat home-cooked meals and don't watch TV while eating less likely to be obese, study finds
March 31, 2017
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Junk food and diabetes: Recommendations and tips for eating out
More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is a condition where the body is unable to make enough insulin, or to use it properly.
April 25, 2017
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Just 5 Percent of Daily Salt Added at the Table
Processed foods, restaurant meals account for most sodium intake in average U.S. diet, study shows
May 8, 2017
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Kids' Artificial Sweetener Use Up in Recent Years
Some studies suggest a link between the sugar substitutes and obesity, researcher says
January 13, 2017
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Kids' Sugary Drink Habits Start Early
Two-thirds of U.S. children consume one or more sweetened beverages daily, report finds
January 26, 2017
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Kiwi allergy: What you need to know
Kiwi fruits, also called Chinese gooseberries, are nutrient-rich fruits native to China. They are popular worldwide and full of the antioxidant vitamin C, as well as potassium, magnesium, and fiber.
June 5, 2017
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L-arginine: Potential benefits, side effects, and risks
L-arginine is one of many amino acids the body needs to function properly.
June 30, 2017
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Lack of sleep increases death risk in people with metabolic syndrome
A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, finds that people with a common cluster of heart disease risk factors have a higher risk of dying if they get under 6 hours of sleep each night.
May 25, 2017
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Late-night snacking could be damaging your skin
Do you get the midnight munchies? If so, new research suggests you might want to take extra care when sunbathing: eating late at night could make your skin more vulnerable to sun damage.
August 16, 2017
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Later meal times can promote weight gain and upset metabolism
For the first time, researchers offer experimental evidence that, compared with eating earlier in the day, a pattern of later meal times can promote weight gain and has an unfavorable impact on energy metabolism and hormonal markers that are linked to health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.
June 6, 2017
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Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids
Children from kindergarten through second grade put on weight when school's out, study found
November 2, 2016
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Lemon water 101: What are the benefits of drinking it?
Lemon water is claimed to have powerful health and weight loss benefits.
August 1, 2017
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Limiting access to fast-food restaurants unlikely to reduce obesity
Living near fast-food restaurants and supermarkets has little impact on an individual's body mass index, according to new research. The researchers used results from the largest national study ever conducted of the connection between residential environments and BMI.
August 7, 2017
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Low gluten diets linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes
Diets higher in gluten were associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Study participants who ate less gluten tended to eat less cereal fiber, a known protective factor for developing type 2 diabetes.
March 9, 2017
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Low-calorie sweeteners increase fat formation, study finds
Many people opt for low-calorie sweeteners as a "healthful" alternative to sugar, but a new study suggests that they may not be so beneficial after all. Researchers have found that consuming high amounts of low-calorie sweeteners may promote fat formation, particularly for individuals who are already obese.
April 4, 2017
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Low-Carb Diet May Aid your Metabolism
Cutting back on sweets helps, while exercising before meals may not, small study finds
December 2, 2016
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'Low-content' nutritional claims on packaged foods do not offer real information to consumers
No fat, no sugar, no salt? what does it mean? Today, supermarket shelves are filled with products that make a variety of claims related to their perceived health benefits. as many Americans try to make better food choices, companies have been quick to adopt packaging that makes "low-content" nutrient claims such as "low-fat" or "low-sodium."
March 15, 2017
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Lower calorie intake by host may increase chances of surviving malaria
The chances of surviving a malaria infection may be higher when the host consumes fewer calories, according to new research. A new study shows that the infectious agent responsible for malaria, the Plasmodium parasite, is able to sense its host's nutritional status and actively adapt through changes in gene expression to reduce the number of offspring it produces. Using mouse models of malaria, an international team of researchers led by Maria M. Mota from the Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon (iMM Lisboa), showed that mice that ate 30 percent fewer calories had a significantly lower parasite load and lived longer.
July 6, 2017
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Magnesium deficiency could be the reason behind some chocolate cravings
Many of us are hooked on the boost that chocolate gives, but as we approach World Chocolate Day (7 July) nutritionist Emily Whitehead explains there could be another reason for our choc compulsion.
July 3, 2017
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Magnesium supplementation could help reduce risk of strokes, Diabetes and heart disease
A study by scientists at Zhejiang University in China claimed that eating a magnesium rich Mediterranean diet could combat a range of diseases (such as strokes, Diabetes and heart disease) linked to magnesium deficiency. However, they also explained that the daily requirement for magnesium is difficult to achieve through a single serving of any one food item.
December 14, 2016
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Manuka honey: Is it really a superfood?
The market for Manuka honey has recently exploded, thanks to the perceived benefits of its natural antibacterial properties. But what evidence is there to support the claims?
July 10, 2017
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Many Women with Eating Disorders Do Recover: Study
But it may take years or longer, researchers acknowledge
January 20, 2017
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Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy linked to obesity in children
Children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese at age 7, compared to children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank water instead of artificially sweetened beverages, according to a study led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Childhood obesity is known to increase the risk for certain health problems later in life, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers.
June 6, 2017
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Medically managed non-surgical method can help achieve weight loss and better health
Weight loss, as well as maintaining a healthy weight, is a challenge that can sometimes seem insurmountable. If you are struggling with your weight, you are not alone! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70.7 percent of adults who are 20 years of age and older are considered to be overweight and/or obese. This is especially worrying because obesity can lead to a number of serious, and sometimes even fatal, health conditions.
June 28, 2017
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Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil Good for Heart?
It enhances protective effects of 'good' HDL cholesterol, study suggests
February 13, 2017
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Metabolic syndrome is the new 'silent killer', warn researchers
For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm. Researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University make the case that metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of three of more risk factors that include abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, abnormal lipids, and insulin resistance, a precursor of type 2 Diabetes -- is the new "silent killer," analogous to hypertension in the 1970s. as it turns out, the "love handle" can be fatal.
April 6, 2017
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'Metabolically healthy obese' at twice the risk of heart disease
A new study suggests that overweight and obese people who have been deemed otherwise healthy are actually at an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease.
August 15, 2017
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Mindful eating may help people lose weight, study finds
People looking to lose weight should try to give meals their full attention rather than eat while doing something else, such as watching television or working. So suggests a new study that evaluated the effect of being more mindful about eating in a weight management program.
May 19, 2017
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MIT neuroscientists identify brain cells that play vital role in controlling appetite
MIT neuroscientists have discovered that brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding behavior. In a study of mice, the researchers found that activating these cells stimulates overeating, and that when the cells are suppressed, appetite is also suppressed.
October 18, 2016
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Moderate alcohol consumption linked to brain decline
A new study concludes that even moderate alcohol consumption is linked to a raised risk of faster decline in brain health and mental function. The researchers say that their findings support the United Kingdom's recent tightening of guidance on alcohol and question the limits given in the United States guidelines.
June 7, 2017
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Moderate drinking is associated with decline in brain health, claim researchers
Even drinking moderate amounts of alcohol is associated with an increased risk of brain damage and impaired cognitive function, say researchers.
June 8, 2017
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Monounsaturated fats promote fatty liver disease, study finds
As the obesity epidemic continues, new data shed light on which nutrients and what quantity of those nutrients promote health or disease. In the American Gastroenterological Association journal, Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, scientists report on the role of macronutrients in the development of metabolically unhealthy obesity -- cases where patients have diseases with obesity as the root cause, specifically nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
June 14, 2017
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More Fruits and Veggies Can Slash Obesity Odds
Researchers encourage a mostly plant-based diet
May 19, 2017
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Mouse model could improve understanding of human brown fat's role in metabolic processes
When it gets cold around you, your body turns up the heat to maintain its normal temperature. The heat is produced by brown adipose tissue, or brown fat, which also plays a role in how the body uses glucose and fat. However, scientists do not completely understand how brown fat carries out its functions both in health and disease, in part because of the lack of an appropriate animal model.
June 2, 2017
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MSG: More than just a food additive
If you find yourself wondering what the source of the delicious savory taste in your takeout food is, look no further than "umami," or the fifth taste. Often achieved by the addition of monosodium glutamate, controversy has surrounded this food additive for decades.
July 28, 2017
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Nanoparticles Affect the Immune System of Digestive Tract
Over the past 50 years, the anticaking agent E551 silicon dioxide or silica, has been extensively used in the food industry, and was believed to be safe for a long time. However, Researchers currently working on the National Research Programme "Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials" have learnt that these nanoparticles are capable of affecting the immune system of the digestive tract.
June 28, 2017
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Nanotechnology under development could safely, effectively convert bad fat to good fat, treat obesity
A Purdue-based startup is developing a disruptive nanotherapeutic platform that could induce conversion of bad fat to good fat in an effort to provide a safe and effective way to treat obesity and diabetes.
May 23, 2017
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Natural compound found in strawberries may help prevent age-related diseases
Salk scientists have found further evidence that a natural compound in strawberries reduces cognitive deficits and inflammation associated with aging in mice. The work, which appeared in the Journals of Gerontology Series A in June 2017, builds on the team's previous research into the antioxidant fisetin, finding it could help treat age-related mental decline and conditions like Alzheimer's or stroke.
July 11, 2017
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Nemaura Pharma device addresses needle phobia in diabetics
Results of recent clinical trials carried out on type 1 diabetics by Nemaura Pharma using its Memspatch Insulin Micro-needle Device (IMD) will come as a relief to those who fear needles and injections, a condition medically known as trypanophobia, affecting 10 percent of the world's population.
May 18, 2017
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New enzyme blocks gluten, relieves symptoms of gluten intolerance
New research may have found an enzyme that can relieve symptoms in gluten-sensitive people. the study shows that taking a tablet containing this enzyme can stop the gluten from reaching the small intestine, drastically reducing the symptoms of gluten intolerance.
May 8, 2017
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New initiative to study relationship between brain and obesity
The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center has launched an initiative to study the relationship between the brain and metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes.
April 5, 2017
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New interactive tool helps consumers to effectively balance benefits, risks of eating seafood
Seafood plays an important role in a balanced diet. It is a nutrient-rich food that is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals and contains a unique type of fat - namely omega-3 fatty acids, which have considerable health benefits. Like any other food type, seafood can also be a source of harmful contaminants with the potential to impact human health negatively.
February 23, 2017
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New recommendations aim to guide doctors and patients about testing, treatment options
Surgeries for the Obese and Elderly, Antibiotics and Scans for ENT Conditions
March 22, 2017
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New research shows that nuts can inhibit growth of cancer cells
Roasted and salted, ground as a baking ingredient or fresh from the shell - for all those who enjoy eating nuts, there is good news from nutritionists at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany). Their latest research shows that nuts can inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
February 6, 2017
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New study finds dramatic reorganization of the gut caused by weight loss surgery
Obesity, already a global epidemic, is on the rise. Over one-third of the U.S. population is currently afflicted, according to the Centers for Disease Control and the monetary costs alone are approaching $150 billion dollars annually. Causes of the epidemic include changing diets and greater sedentism, though environmental factors may also contribute.
May 26, 2017
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New study finds nearly 50% of service members with obesity experience weight stigma
Weight discrimination is a major issue in our society and in the U.S. military, service members are not immune to it. According to a new study published Sept. 26 in the APA journal, Stigma and Health, nearly 50 percent of service members who are overweight or obese have experienced it.
October 3, 2016
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New study finds 'overfat pandemic' in the United States
Scientists call for public health action as they highlight the dangers of the so-called overfat pandemic that is currently sweeping the United States.
July 26, 2017
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New study identifies sugar replacement sweetener as biomarker for weight gain
A new study has identified the sugar alcohol erythritol as a biomarker for increasing fat mass. In contrast to previous assumptions and research, erythritol can be metabolized by, and even produced in, the human body.
May 10, 2017
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New study offers insights on mechanisms behind development of kidney damage due to obesity
A new study provides insights on the mechanisms behind the development of kidney damage due to obesity. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), point to a potential target for protecting the kidney health of individuals with obesity.
September 1, 2017
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New study regarding Lactobacillus Rhamnosus PB01 and its potential effect on pain management
Bifodan A/S is pleased to announce the publication of new and promising scientific evidence on its proprietary strain, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus PB01, and its potential effect on pain management.
December 13, 2016
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New study shows outcomes after obesity surgery in teenagers
Obesity surgery has proven to be just as effective for teenagers as for adults. Five years on, those who underwent the procedure as teenagers weighed, on average, 28 percent less than prior to the surgery. There were, however, complications associated with this type of surgery the new study shows.
January 23, 2017
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Newly discovered molecule plays central role in appetite control mechanisms
A newly discovered molecule increases appetite during fasting -- and decreases it during gorging. the neuron-exciting protein, named NPGL - apparently aims to maintain body mass at a constant, come feast or famine. An evolutionary masterstroke, but not great news for those looking to trim down -- or beef up for the summer.
April 28, 2017
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NIH task force formed to develop first nutrition strategic plan
Strategic plan will complement and enhance ongoing research efforts across NIH on diseases and conditions affected by nutrition.
October 11, 2016
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Nine ways that processed foods are harming people
Processed foods are bad.
August 1, 2017
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Nine ways to increase your "good" HDL cholesterol
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is often referred to as the "good" cholesterol.
August 1, 2017
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Normal weight people with central obesity at increased risk for death, study finds
People with a normal BMI who carry their weight around the middle are at the highest risk of death from any cause compared to those who are overweight or obese but carry their weight elsewhere, Loughborough research has found.
April 26, 2017
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Not All Plant Foods Are Equal
Analysis found that only healthy fruits, vegetables and grains guarded against heart disease
July 17, 2017
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Novel Nanoparticle-Based System Detects Peanut Allergies
A novel system has been developed by Researchers to detect and identify the presence and severity of peanut allergies more accurately, without openly exposing patients to the allergen. This new study was published in the Scientific Reports journal.
June 27, 2017
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Novel platform uses nanoparticles to detect peanut allergies
Researchers have developed a novel platform to more accurately detect and identify the presence and severity of peanut allergies, without directly exposing patients to the allergen, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
June 26, 2017
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Now Amazon Wants To Sell You Meal Kits
It's not enough that meal kit services are advertising on every screen you see and every podcast you hear: Now even the Everything Store wants to sell them to you, too, through its Amazon Fresh grocery service.
July 18, 2017
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Nudges can encourage school children to select healthier meals
With back-to-school season in full swing, imagine this: your child orders lunch via computer and gets a little message saying he or she needs to add more nutritious food groups.
August 30, 2016
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Nutrition could be cost-effective treatment to improve health in malnourished older adults
As a majority of older adults have two or more chronic conditions, finding new ways to improve their health and decrease the cost of care is vital to helping them live healthier, longer lives. a new study found that malnourished older adults who were hospitalized with a heart or lung disease had an additional 8.5 months of estimated life expectancy when they received a specialized nutrition supplement, compared to a placebo group.
August 30, 2016
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Nutrition researchers outline cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based eating patterns
Plant-based eating patterns continue to soar in popularity and a group of nutrition researchers outline the science behind this sustainable trend in a review paper, entitled "Cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based diets," which appears as an online advance in the Aug. 9, 2017, edition of Nutrients.
August 11, 2017
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Nutrition scientists investigate impact of dietary fats on metabolically healthy obese adults
Metabolically healthy obese adults consuming a diet high in unsaturated fat and low in saturated fat may be able to decrease their total cholesterol by 10 points, a new study suggests.
August 30, 2017
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Obese people more sensitive to pressure pain, research shows
An extra layer of fat won't provide a cushion against pain - in fact, obese people are more sensitive to pressure pain than those who are not overweight, and they are equally susceptible to extremes of hot and cold.
March 27, 2017
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Obesity exacerbates type 2 diabetes-related brain abnormalities
People with type 2 Diabetes who are overweight or obese are more likely to have exacerbated and progressive abnormalities in the structure of their brains and cognition, find researchers.
April 28, 2017
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Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy
The heavier the mom, the greater the odds of the seizure disorder, study suggests
April 3, 2017
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Obesity May Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Tough to Spot
Inflammation from excess weight could lead doctors to think disease is worse in women than it is, study finds
April 10, 2017
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Obesity May Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Tough to Spot, Track
Inflammation from excess weight could lead doctors to think disease is worse in women than it is, study finds
April 10, 2017
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Obesity May not Compromise Knee Surgery Success
Results similar after procedure to repair meniscus in normal, overweight and obese people
March 24, 2017
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Obesity reprograms muscle stem cells
Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor, according to new research.
February 22, 2017
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Obesity-linked genetic variant changes brain's response to food cues
Genetic predisposition to obesity causes changes even in normal-weight children.
December 29, 2016
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Obesity: Lack of 'satiety hormones' plays a role
A new study provides further evidence that metabolic factors have a part to play in obesity, after finding that people who are obese release significantly fewer "satiety hormones" after eating, compared with lean individuals.
August 30, 2017
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Obesity: 'Switch' in brain controls weight gain
New research has identified the mechanism through which the brain controls if and how much fat is burned after a meal. Faulty signals, the study has found, can promote obesity.
August 2, 2017
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Olive oil compound found to reverse the damage of high-fat diet
The health benefits of extra-virgin olive oil are well-known, but less is known about the biological and physiological mechanisms behind these benefits. new research shows that a compound found in extra-virgin olive oil can reverse the adverse health effects of a high-fat diet.
April 11, 2017
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One step closer to finding out how wine may protect your neurons
Researchers have now found out how wine compounds are protective against neuronal death: they should pass through your stomach first
May 3, 2017
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Ongoing natural selection against damaging genetic mutations in humans
Investigators report that, as a species, humans are able to keep the accumulation of damaging mutations in check because each additional mutation that's added to a genome causes larger, and larger consequences, decreasing an individual's ability to pass on genetic material.
May 10, 2017
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Optimizing beer's shelf life using benchtop EPR
What are the main challenges when optimizing beer's shelf life and achieving flavor stability?
August 3, 2017
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Organic Doritos Are A Thing, But Would Whole Foods Sell Them?
PepsiCo, the snack corporation that has brought us simple culinary delights such as Flamin' Hot Cheetos and Doritos Locos Tacos flavored Doritos, has a new product line geared to current consumers' tastes. The Simply line consists of "natural" versions of 11 of the company's main chip brands, including Lay's, Cheetos, Doritos, and Tostitos.
August 31, 2017
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Overweight and obesity can be major risk factors for high workers' compensation costs
Obese and overweight workers are more likely to incur high costs related to workers' compensation claims for major injuries, reports a study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
September 28, 2016
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Overweight, obese children at increased risk of developing surgical site infectios, study shows
Overweight and obese children are at the highest risk for the most common complications from surgery, an infection at the site of the surgical procedure.
January 4, 2017
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Palm Oil: the new Fat Under Fire
As artery-clogging trans fats continue to disappear from foods, one of the fats replacing it is coming under fire: palm oil.
February 9, 2017
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Parental obesity linked to delays in child development, NIH study suggests
Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. the investigators found that children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill – the ability to control movement of small muscles, such as those in the fingers and hands. Children of obese fathers were more likely to fail measures of social competence, and those born to extremely obese couples also were more likely to fail tests of problem solving ability.
January 3, 2017
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Peanut allergy could be cured with probiotics
A new study shows that a treatment for peanut allergy in children that was trialed and proven successful 4 years ago continues to protect children from allergic reactions to peanuts years later.
August 18, 2017
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Peanut Allergy Pill Works Four Years Later
Australian researchers report that a pill to treat peanut allergy still worked four years after it was given.
August 18, 2017
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Personal fish calculator reveals safety of seafood
Seafood is the main component of European Christmas menus. But with rising concern about chemical pollution in the marine environment, is seafood safe to eat?
December 23, 2016
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Paternal diet affects cognitive skills of offspring, mice study shows
The father's lifestyle affects the cognitive skills of his offspring -- at least in mice. Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have now shown that if male rodents are fed a diet rich in folic acid, methionine and vitamin B12, their progeny do not perform well in memory tests.
April 4, 2017
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Pizza, burgers and the like: a single high-fat meal can damage the metabolism
The global proliferation of overweight and obese people and people with type 2 Diabetes is often associated with the consumption of saturated fats. Scientists have found that even the one-off consumption of a greater amount of palm oil reduces the body's sensitivity to insulin and causes increased fat deposits as well as changes in the energy metabolism of the liver.
February 16, 2017
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Plant fats alter gut bacteria to ease Crohn's symptoms
A high-fat diet is rarely considered beneficial. For people with Crohn's disease, however, such a diet could help to reduce symptoms, as long as the fats consumed are plant-derived.
June 23, 2017
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Plant-rich DASH diet linked to lower risk of gout
A study that followed more than 44,000 men for 26 years finds that compared with a "Western" style diet, a plant-rich diet that is known to reduce blood pressure and is recommended for preventing heart disease is linked to a lower risk of developing gout, a painful arthritic condition that typically starts in the big toe.
May 10, 2017
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Poor diet may fuel Alzheimer's in people who carry disease-related gene
A diet high in cholesterol, fat and sugar may influence the development of Alzheimer's disease in people who carry the ApoE4 gene, a leading risk factor for the memory-erasing disease, indicates a new USC study.
June 13, 2017
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Poor diet to blame for almost half of CVD deaths
It is well established that a poor diet can raise the risk of cardiovascular death. new research, however, sheds light on the leading dietary risk factors for death from cardiovascular disease, as well as how many cardiovascular deaths these risk factors equate to.
March 10, 2017
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Poor Diet Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Deaths
Study explores which foods and nutrients may be helpful or harmful
March 7, 2017
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Poor diet, plus Alzheimer's gene, may fuel disease
Could a healthy diet protect against the onset of Alzheimer's disease?
June 13, 2017
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Poor sleep habits increase weight gain for adults with genetic obesity risk
Certain genes are associated with weight gain, making some people more susceptible to obesity. new research finds that for these individuals, abnormal sleep patterns can exacerbate the problem.
March 3, 2017
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Potato allergy: Risk factors and symptoms
Potatoes are a staple crop in many countries and can be an important part of a balanced and nutritious diet. Potato allergies are uncommon, but they have symptoms and can affect people of all ages.
June 13, 2017
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Prediabetes: Symptoms, causes, and risk factors
When someone has prediabetes, their blood glucose levels are high but not yet high enough to be a sign of type 2 diabetes.
April 28, 2017
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Prebiotics may be new weapon in the fight against childhood obesity
There may soon be a new tool in the fight against childhood obesity. Prebiotics reduce body fat in children who are overweight or obese by altering their gut microbiota, according to new research published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).
June 7, 2017
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Prevalence of high blood pressure found to be six times higher among obese Hispanic adolescents
Obesity raises the prevalence of high blood pressure among adolescents but the increase is particularly pronounced among Hispanics compared to white, African-American or Asian ethnic groups, according to a study by researchers at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
April 11, 2017
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Probiotics could be less effective when taken alongside balanced diet, research suggests
To combat the effects of a poor diet, probiotics may be just the thing. However, surprising new research from UNSW suggests probiotics are much less effective when taken alongside a balanced diet, and could even impair certain aspects of memory.
March 14, 2017
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Protein-rich meal based on beans and peas more satiating than meat
Sustainable eating Meals based on legumes such as beans and peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals according to a recent study by the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Excercise and Sports. Results suggest that sustainable eating may also help with weight loss.
December 9, 2016
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Prune consumption may prevent bone mineral density loss in older population
As the demographic shift to an older population continues, a growing number of men and women will be diagnosed with osteoporosis. In addition to existing drug therapies, certain lifestyle and nutritional factors are known to reduce its risk.
January 20, 2017
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Psychotic disorders and obesity: New report shows big waistlines are to blame
First study to compare long-term weight gain across psychotic disorders
August 23, 2017
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Quality of diet and multi-dimensional exercise training regimen can improve fitness
In two recent peer-reviewed papers published by Nutrients and Growth Hormone and IGF-1 Research, Skidmore College exercise scientist Paul Arciero and colleagues report proven benefits of consuming moderate amounts of protein regularly throughout the day (protein-pacing) combined with a multi-dimensional exercise regimen that includes resistance exercise, interval sprint exercise, stretching and endurance exercise.
February 7, 2017
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QUT researchers develop golden-orange bananas rich in pro-vitamin A
The decade-long research, led by Distinguished Professor James Dale, involved extensive laboratory tests at QUT as well as field trials in north Queensland.
July 7, 2017
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Rapidly losing and gaining weight could be dangerous if you have heart disease
Don't yo-yo diet
April 5, 2017
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Red wine compound found to slow down neural aging in mice
New research suggests that a compound commonly found in red wine and some fruits may protect our neurons against the unwanted effects of aging. In fact, the study suggests that the benefits may be equivalent to those of dieting and exercising.
March 7, 2017
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Religiosity not linked to increased risk of anorexia nervosa, study shows
Religiosity has been associated with various forms of fasting and self-starvation for thousands of years. Many believe that extreme religiosity can be a risk factor of anorexia nervosa. However, a recent population study conducted in Finland showed that religiosity does not increase the risk of anorexia nervosa.
April 11, 2017
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Replacing screen time with other sedentary behavior can improve obesity risk in children
High amounts of screen-based activity, such as TV viewing, is known to be associated with higher risk of being obese in youth. In this study, the investigators examined whether replacing screen-based behavior with the same amount of other types of behavior had different impact on obesity risk.
December 2, 2016
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Research in worms provides a model to study how the human microbiome influences disease
The interaction between bacteria and worms can be used to understand host-microbiome signals in humans that contribute to diseases such as type 2 Diabetes and obesity
December 16, 2016
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Research paves way for safer and more effective drugs to treat type 2 diabetes
Research led by the University of Adelaide is paving the way for safer and more effective drugs to treat type 2 diabetes, reducing side effects and the need for insulin injections.
May 18, 2017
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Research shows how cutting calories can slow aging process
There's a multi-billion-dollar industry devoted to products that fight signs of aging, but moisturizers only go skin deep. Aging occurs deeper -- at a cellular level -- and scientists have found that eating less can slow this cellular process.
February 13, 2017
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Research uncovers role of gut microbiota in anti-obesity effects of dietary capsaicin
Scientists have discovered a dietary strategy that may address obesity by reducing endotoxemia, a major contributor to chronic, low-grade inflammation The researchers uncovered an interaction between dietary capsaicin (CAP), the major pungent component in red chili, and gut microbiota.
May 23, 2017
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Research: Many UK parents unaware about detrimental effects of spouted baby food on child's development
Watch our video featuring health care experts giving their top tips and professional advice on how to marry the best convenience food with your baby's developmental needs.
July 28, 2017
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Researchers develop mouse model to investigate behavioral effects of eating disorder gene
Giving mice a gene mutation linked to eating disorders in people causes feeding and behavior abnormalities similar to symptoms often seen in patients with eating disorders. Only female mice are affected by the gene mutation, and some of the abnormalities in the female mice depend on whether they are housed alone or together with other mice.
October 13, 2016
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Researchers develop way to adjust BMI values for children of different ethnicities
BMI is the most widely-used measure of obesity in children, but the existing 'one-size fits all' standards don't provide accurate readings for UK South Asian or Black African children.
March 22, 2017
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Researchers discover how appetite is controlled and influenced by the brain
Researchers from Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) in Korea have uncovered the mechanisms behind the enzyme that controls our appetite in response to low glucose availability in the brain.
October 5, 2016
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Researchers discover more about how consumption of sugary drinks leads to rapid weight gain
These hot summer days may tempt some of us to reach for a cold sugary drink, but scientists are finding increasing evidence that if we reach too often, we are setting ourselves up for rapid weight gain.
August 23, 2017
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Researchers discover size-sensing protein that controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells
Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered that a molecule which can sense the swelling of fat cells algnaling pathway that allows fat cells to take up and store excess glucose. Mice missing this protein, known as SWELL1, gain less weight (fat) than normal mice on a high-fat diet, but also develop diabetes.
May 25, 2017
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Researchers examine reasons why parents purchase prepackaged, processed foods
Processed foods are higher in calories, sugar, sodium, and saturated fat than natural foods, but prepackaged, processed meals remain a popular choice for many consumers because they reduce the energy, time, and cooking skills needed to prepare food.
January 6, 2017
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Researchers explore correlation between sugar intake and coronary artery disease
What connection is there between food and drink with added sugar and coronary artery disease? Until recently, the question had been inadequately answered by research, but an extensive study from Lund University in Sweden has now contributed important clues.
November 3, 2016
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Researchers identify fasting plasma glucose and insulin as key biomarkers for weight loss
Researchers from the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen today announced the findings from a weight loss biomarker study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN). The study, "Pretreatment fasting plasma glucose and insulin modify dietary weight loss success: results from 3 randomized clinical trials," found that fasting blood sugar and/or fasting insulin can be used to select the optimal diet and to predict weight loss, particularly for people with prediabetes or diabetes.
July 7, 2017
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Researchers reveal reason for reduced release of satiety hormones in obese people
Individuals with severe overweight have an inhibited sense of satiation - they release fewer satiety hormones than people of normal weight. The reason: the responsible cells in the gastrointestinal tract of obese people are severely reduced. This report Swiss doctors in the journal Scientific Reports. Surgical weight-loss procedures can repair this disorder.
August 29, 2017
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Researchers review progress of treating glutamate signalling in depression
Major depressive disorder impacts 15 million Americans and is the leading cause of disability, yet current treatments possess limited efficacy. Ketamine, which has been repurposed as a rapidly acting antidepressant, has emerged as an experimental and potentially promising compound to treat severe depression through a novel drug action mechanism that blocks glutamate receptors.
March 17, 2017
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Researchers shed light on variations in care and complications across bariatric surgery centers
Every year, nearly 200,000 Americans turn to surgeons for help with their obesity, seeking bariatric surgery to lose weight and prevent life-threatening health problems.
May 23, 2017
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Review highlights potentially toxic effects of herbal and dietary supplements on the liver
A new review based on a research symposium sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and the National Institutes of Health highlights the potentially damaging effects of herbal and dietary supplements (HDSs) on the liver.
September 28, 2016
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Scientists are gauging how mood influences eating habits
Researchers have found a way to track how you feel when eating snacks or a meal
March 16, 2017
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Scientists develop first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide to help adults preserve thinking, memory skills
Baycrest scientists have led the development of the first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide to help adults over 50 preserve their thinking and memory skills as they age.
March 15, 2017
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Scientists find new approach to develop cheaper calorie-free sweeteners
Despite not being totally calorie-free sweeteners, polyalcohols are widely used in the food industry. they are particularly common in sweets, gums, and toothpaste for two reasons: they produce a sensation of freshness in our mouth and they don't contribute to tooth decay.
December 6, 2016
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Scientists find way to predict weight loss success based on the brain volume
If you're trying to lose weight, what are your chances of success? your brain may hold the key.
November 2, 2016
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Scientists take aim at obesity-linked protein
Scientists have shown that deleting the gene for this protein, known as IP6K1, protects animal models from both obesity and diabetes.
February 15, 2017
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Scientists target hunger's complex chemistry to yield promising treatments for obesity
Discoveries of hormones related to weight and appetite in the '90s helped spur a search for obesity treatments targeting those hormones-- with disappointing results. now scientists are taking a new track that could finally yield promising treatments, according to a story in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) that was produced in collaboration with the American Chemical Society's open-access journal ACS Central Science. C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of ACS.
March 29, 2017
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Scientists track 'guardian immune cells' to uncover mechanics underlying inflammation and obesity
Scientists have uncovered the physiological mechanics underlying inflammation and obesity by tracking the actions of 'guardian immune cells' in response to changes in diet. they believe their work may herald a new era of research now that they have new therapeutic targets to prevent and control obesity-related inflammation and metabolic disease.
February 23, 2017
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Seattle Children's pediatrician encourages families to adopt mindful eating to prevent obesity
Traditional advice for helping families ensure their children and teens maintain a healthy weight begins with a focus on balancing calories consumed from food and beverages with calories used through physical activity and growth. Dr. Lenna Liu, a pediatrician at Seattle Children's Odessa Brown Children's Clinic and Child Wellness Clinic, uses a slightly different approach to support families with the complex issue of weight management. She starts by encouraging families to adopt a mindful approach to eating.
September 29, 2016
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Secrets of Metabolism
If you're trying to manage your weight, you'll need to mind your metabolism.
January 3, 2017
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Seven benefits of almond milk
Almond milk is the most popular plant milk in the US.
August 1, 2017
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Seven benefits of kefir
Kefir is consumed around the world and has been for centuries. It is a fermented milk drink developed in the northern Caucasus Mountains, according to popular belief.
July 13, 2017
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Skin Grafts for Gene Therapy Could Treat Type II Diabetes and Obesity
Scientists at the University of Chicago genetically modified skin cells to produce glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) protein that is beneficial in diabetes and reduces appetite, and these investigators grew the cells in a dish to form a skin graft. The grafts could potentially be used to treat diabetes and obesity, and could provide a new way to perform gene therapy for a variety of diseases.
August 4, 2017
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Skip Dinner and Maybe Boost your Metabolism
But, study didn't show overall changes in fat burning or calories used
November 3, 2016
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Signaling pathway in fat cells may provide key to better treatments for obesity, Penn research finds
A signaling pathway in fat cells may one day provide the key to better treatments for obesity, according to new research by scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. they reported their findings online ahead of print in Genes & Development.
December 6, 2016
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Simple computer game shows potential to improve food choices in young children
A simple brain-training game could help children choose healthy snacks instead of chocolate and sweets, according to a new study.
May 17, 2017
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Single high-fat meal can change energy metabolism of the liver, study finds
The global proliferation of overweight and obese people and people with type 2 Diabetes is often associated with the consumption of saturated fats. Scientists at the German Diabetes Center (Deutsches Diabetes-Zentrum, DDZ) and the Helmholtz Center in Munich (HMGU) have found that even the one-off consumption of a greater amount of palm oil reduces the body's sensitivity to insulin and causes increased fat deposits as well as changes in the energy metabolism of the liver.
February 16, 2017
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Six foods that cause diarrhea
Diarrhea is a common condition with many possible causes. Some cases of diarrhea are due to infections. Sometimes it occurs as a side effect of medication, or as a symptom of other conditions, such as celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease.
August 11, 2017
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Size-sensing protein controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells
Researchers have discovered that a molecule which can sense the swelling of fat cells also controls a signaling pathway that allows fat cells to take up and store excess glucose. Mice missing this protein, known as SWELL1, gain less weight (fat) than normal mice on a high-fat diet, but also develop diabetes.
May 25, 2017
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Small fat-burning molecule could help combat global epidemic of obesity
A small molecule could provide valuable help in combating the global epidemic of obesity. When it was fed to obese mice, the animals' metabolism sped up and their excess weight was shed. It is doing so by recruiting the help of a body's own genes in countering the effects of a high-fat diet.
December 6, 2016
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Smart label could let you know when to toss food and cosmetics
Detecting food and cosmetic spoilage and contamination. Identifying new medicinal plants in a remote jungle. Authenticating tea and wine. Scientists have developed a low-cost, portable, paper-based sensor that can potentially carry out all of these functions with easy-to-read results.
August 22, 2017
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Soluble and insoluble fiber: What is the difference?
Dietary fiber, the indigestible part of plant material, is made up of two main types. Soluble fiber easily dissolves in water and is broken down into a gel-like substance in the part of the gut known as the colon. Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water and is left intact as food moves through the gastrointestinal tract.
August 31, 2017
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Some Health Fads May not be all that Healthy
Vegetable juices, coconut oil have downsides, and gluten-free makes little difference in those without the sensitivity, study finds
February 27, 2017
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Specific protein may cause obesity by interfering with brown fat
Not all body fat is bad news - in fact, the so-called brown and beige fat fulfill important metabolic functions, producing energy and helping the body to adjust to cold temperatures. new research finds that high levels of a certain protein may increase obesity by suppressing the energy-producing action of brown and beige fat.
April 17, 2017
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Stand-biased classroom environments can have significant effect on BMI percentile of students
Changing a classroom from standard desks to standing desks, has a significant effect on the body mass index (BMI) percentile of students, according to a study co-led by University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences researcher Monica Wendel, Dr.P.H., M.A., and her Texas A&M University collaborators.
August 30, 2016
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Stressed-Out Mate Bad for your Weight
Spouse's chronic stress takes a toll on partner's health, study suggests
November 1, 2016
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Stressful event appears to erase benefits linked to healthy fat choices
The type of fat you eat matters, but a new study suggests that the benefits of good fats vanish when stress enters the picture.
September 20, 2016
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Studies aim to better understand potential health benefits of red raspberries
Initial findings from several studies - including both human subjects and animals - on the potential health benefits of red raspberries were presented earlier this year at the 2017 Experimental Biology conference in Chicago. Participants in short-term human trials experienced an improvement in glucose control and increased satiety, while longer-term animal trials revealed promising effects on the gut microbiota after red raspberry intake.
August 23, 2017
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Study assesses effect of combining exercise, dietary supplements on muscle mass and function
Although progressive muscle loss is a natural part of ageing, sarcopenia is generally identified when muscle mass and muscle function falls below defined thresholds. Sarcopenia's impact can be enormous as it affects mobility, balance, risk of falls and fractures, and overall ability to perform tasks of daily living. Given the ageing of populations worldwide, public health and clinical recommendations to prevent and manage sarcopenia are urgently needed.
March 7, 2017
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Study beefs up support for brain cells that control protein hunger
NIH-funded research identifies cells in fly brains responsible for regulating protein levels.
May 10, 2017
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Study compares the weight loss effect of alternate-day fasting and a daily calorie restricted diet
As some patients find it difficult to maintain a daily calorie-restricted diet, the popularity to fast on alternate-days has increased.
May 2, 2017
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Study examines attainment of obesity prevention guidelines in preschool-age children
In a study of nearly 400 preschool children, only one child adhered to obesity prevention guidelines over the course of a single day at child care and at home.
August 29, 2017
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Study finds link between gut flora and fat distribution in children and teenagers
Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in the digestive tract than their lean counterparts, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
September 20, 2016
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Study finds plant compounds may bolster brain activity in older adults
The same compounds that give plants and vegetables their vibrant colors might be able to bolster brain functioning in older adults, according to a recent study from the University of Georgia. the research from the department of psychology is the first to use fMRI technology to investigate how levels of those compounds affect brain activity and showed that study participants with lower levels had to rely on more brain power to complete memory-oriented tasks.
November 21, 2016
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Study identifies African-specific genomic variant associated with obesity
Findings highlight the importance of genomic studies in diverse populations.
March 13, 2017
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Study Links Celiac Disease, Anorexia
Chances of being diagnosed with eating disorder were higher in those with gluten intolerance
April 4, 2017
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Study provides evidence that oral immunotherapy may be possible cure for peanut allergy
Allergy immunotherapy company Prota Therapeutics Pty Ltd (Prota) is pleased to announce results from a follow up study of the probiotic and peanut immunotherapy (PPOIT) treatment which it has licensed from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), demonstrating long-lasting tolerance effects of treatment more than four years after the original study ended.
August 18, 2017
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Study reveals dairy as high quality source of protein for kids
Researchers at the University of Illinois are using pigs as a model to study the best way of evaluating protein quality in foods eaten by children, a method that was proposed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 2011.
April 26, 2017
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Study Says Carbs, Not Fats, Are Bad for You
But don't give up on fruits, vegetables and legumes -- they're still good for you
August 29, 2017
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Study shows effects of intensive weight reduction on normal weight females
Worries about the potential negative consequences of fat loss regimens for aesthetic purposes in normal weight females have been surfacing in the media. this has taken place regardless of the lack of longitudinal studies on this kind of diets. now the researchers of the University of Jyv㲫yl⟨ave published a study that shows for the first time what effects an intensive weight reduction had in rather a large group of normal weight females.
January 11, 2017
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Study shows existence of numerous, varied genetic syndromes linked to obesity than previously thought
A new study led by researchers from McMaster University has shown that, while relatively rare in the general population, there are a large number of varied, genetic syndromes associated with obesity.
March 27, 2017
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Study shows link between RYGB surgery in obese patients and sustained long-term weight loss
Obese patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) lost much more weight than those who did not and were able to sustain most of this weight loss 10 years after surgery, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery.
August 31, 2016
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Study shows protective link between consumption of legumes and risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Legumes are a food group rich in B vitamins, contain different beneficial minerals (calcium, potassium and magnesium) and sizeable amounts of fibre and are regarded as a low-glycemic index food, which means that blood glucose levels increase only slowly after consumption. Due to these unique nutritional qualities, eating legumes regularly can help improve human health. In fact, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) declared 2016 as the international year of legumes to raise people's awareness of their nutritional benefits.
March 30, 2017
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Study suggests calorie-restricted diet can protect mice from abdominal aortic aneurysms
Mice placed on a low-calorie diet are less likely to develop abdominal aortic aneurysms, according to a new study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. the paper, "Calorie restriction protects against experimental abdominal aortic aneurysms in mice," which will be published online September 26 ahead of issue, suggests new ways to prevent the often fatal condition from occurring in humans.
September 23, 2016
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Study suggests that over 80 % of Spanish schoolchildren consume excess salt
Salt is a hidden enemy in children's diets. So says the conclusion of a study by researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid, which suggests that over 80 % of Spanish schoolchildren consume excess salt; this is associated to greater risk of high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and obesity. According to the authors, we first need to know the sources of dietary salt intake before we can reduce it.
June 29, 2017
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Study: Dining hall intervention led to smarter food choices among students
Encouraging fruit, vegetable, and water intake led to smarter choices among students, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
June 7, 2017
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Study: Mediterranean diet can be linked to lower diagnosis of ADHD in children
Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, led by María Izquierdo Pulido, Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences of the University of Barcelona, and Jose ángel Alda, Head of the area of Psychiatry at Sant Joan de Deu Hospital (Barcelona).
February 1, 2017
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Study: Mindfulness-based therapy lowers stress and blood sugar in overweight, obese women
In a randomized clinical trial of women who were overweight or obese, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) increased mindfulness and decreased stress compared with health education. In addition, fasting blood sugar levels decreased within the MBSR group, but not within the health education group.
July 7, 2017
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Sulforaphane, a phytochemical in broccoli sprouts, ameliorates obesity
Sulforaphane, a phytochemical in broccoli sprouts, is known to exert effects of cancer prevention by detoxicating chemical compounds taken into the body and by enhancing anti-oxidation ability. In the present study, experiments with mice demonstrate that sulforaphane ameliorates obesity, the conclusion based on the two functions of sulforaphane newly uncovered; amelioration of obesity through enhancing energy consumption by browning of adipocytes, and reduction of metabolic endotoxemia through improving gut bacterial flora.
March 7, 2017
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Swapping a beer for water may lower obesity risk
A study that followed 15,765 adults for several years after asking them about their daily food and drink intake calculates that the effect of substituting a beer or sugar-sweetened soda with a glass of water relates to a lower incidence of obesity. Also, in the case of beer, such a substitution is linked to modest weight loss over a 4-year period.
May 18, 2017
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Switching off glucocorticoid signaling in bone could protect against diet-induced metabolic disturbances
A high-calorie diet, even without a high amount of fat, causes bone loss, and both high-calorie and high-fat diets induce excessive fat gain and insulin resistance, a new study conducted in mice finds. Study results, to be presented Tuesday at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., found that some of these negative effects happened because of an increase in the actions of glucocorticoids, or stress hormones, in the skeleton.
April 4, 2017
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Synthetic molecule can disrupt hunger-signaling pathway, research suggests
New research suggests that a man-made cousin of a small molecule found in olive oil can disrupt the hunger-signaling pathway. Researchers identified this promising new target by screening a library of roughly 1,600 small molecules for potential disruptors. Because the small molecule could influence how the body senses and utilizes energy, it has the potential to be developed into a treatment for conditions that affect energy balance, like diabetes and obesity.
July 27, 2017
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Tackling food allergies: is immunotherapy the answer?
How prevalent are food allergies and are they on the rise?
August 7, 2017
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Ten foods high in magnesium
Magnesium is an important mineral that your body needs in order to function. It produces energy and regulates blood sugar and chemical reactions in the body. Magnesium helps maintain the proper levels of other minerals such as calcium, potassium, and zinc. Your heart, muscles, and kidneys all need magnesium to work properly. The mineral also helps build teeth and bones.
July 26, 2017
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The best apps for dieting and weight loss
For many people, just hearing the word "dieting" conjures negative thoughts. After all, dieting can be one of the most challenging lifestyle changes on the road to weight loss. However, there are tools available that can help steer you on the path to success, with smartphone apps being one of them.
May 12, 2017
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The Connection Between Salt and Weight
Conventional wisdom has long held that salty foods boost our thirst and lead us to drink more water. But can salt also lead us to eat more, as well?
May 1, 2017
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The ShapeScale 3D body scanner shows exactly where you're gaining and losing weight
ShapeScale creates a photorealistic avatar of your body down to a millimeter of accuracy, providing a wealth of information for body builders, fitness freaks, and people who just want to lose weight.
May 10, 2017
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The ShapeScale 3D body scanner shows exactly where you're gaining and losing weight
ShapeScale creates a photorealistic avatar of your body down to a millimeter of accuracy, providing a wealth of information for body builders, fitness freaks, and people who just want to lose weight.
May 10, 2017
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The top 10 foods high in iron
Iron is a mineral the human body can't live without. For starters, it's an important component of the protein called hemoglobin that carries the oxygen in your red blood cells. Without enough iron, you may feel tired and dizzy, and can even develop anemia.
July 13, 2017
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The Whole Truth About Whole Fruits
Why it's often better to skip the smoothie
May 31, 2017
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These neurons may 'tell us' to keep eating, even when we are full
Food is a kind of reward, and the better it tastes, the more rewarding it feels. New research in mice identifies the neurons and brain circuits that regulate how much pleasure the rodents take in eating. Some of these neuronal mechanisms are also involved in reward processing.
August 23, 2017
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This Pizza-Pasta Hybrid Is 'Worst' Restaurant Item
A dish of pasta piled high with processed meats and a milkshake spiked with sweet liqueurs helped The Cheesecake Factory dominate a nutritional watchdog group's annual list of least healthy meals.
July 31, 2017
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Timing meals later at night can cause weight gain and impair fat metabolism
Findings provide first experimental evidence of prolonged delayed eating versus daytime eating, showing that delayed eating can also raise insulin, fasting glucose, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.
June 2, 2017
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Timing of food consumption affects circadian rhythms and body weight
A new high-precision feeding system for lab mice reinforces the idea that the time of day food is eaten is more critical to weight loss than the amount of calories ingested.
July 18, 2017
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Tips for packing nutritious, delicious, and affordable lunch
Lunch - a favorite subject for school kids and often a pleasant where-should-we-go dilemma for adults.
August 30, 2017
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To address urgent obesity crisis, PepsiCo plans slight sugar cut by 2025
Company to scale back drinks with more than 100 calories per 12oz serving.
October 17, 2016
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Too Many Kids Still Eating Too Much Salt
9 out of 10 exceed daily recommendations, CDC researchers find
November 3, 2016
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Too much salt may double your chances of heart failure
Sodium helps the body perform a range of biological functions, so a little salt in our diet can be healthful. But too much salt is known to be bad for our cardiovascular system. In fact, a new study suggests it may even double our risk of heart failure.
August 30, 2017
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Too much sugar may harm men's mental health
The downfalls of high sugar consumption are not limited to poor dental health and weight gain; a new study finds that eating too much sugar may also increase men's long-term risk of mental health disorders.
July 28, 2017
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Trans fat bans lessen health risks, research suggests
People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions.
April 14, 2017
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Trans Fat Bans May Have Cut Heart Attacks, Strokes
Pending FDA regulations should remove nearly all of this unhealthy substance from your diet, experts say
April 12, 2017
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Tree nut allergy: Avoiding all tree nuts 'may not be necessary'
More than half of patients who test positive for tree nut allergies based on blood or skin prick assessments experience no reaction to the nuts when consumed, a new study finds.
March 27, 2017
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TSRI biologists identify brain hormone that selectively stimulates fat metabolism
Biologists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut. Their findings in animal models could have implications for future pharmaceutical development.
January 27, 2017
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TSRI scientists unravel mystery of 'food coma' phenomenon
Anyone who has drifted into a fuzzy-headed stupor after a large holiday meal is familiar with the condition commonly known as a "food coma." now scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Florida Atlantic University and Bowling Green State University may have finally found a reason for the phenomenon.
November 22, 2016
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Type of natural sugar may prevent arteries from clogging
A new study in mice shows that trehalose, a type of natural sugar, may boost the 'housekeeping' abilities of a certain kind of immune cell, thus reducing the buildup of plaque inside the arteries.
June 8, 2017
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U.S. Kids Are Eating Healthier Now, But ...
Their salt intake has risen and veggies are still shunned, study finds
November 23, 2016
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U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements
Children under age 6 most often affected, study finds
July 25, 2017
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U.S. Obesity Rate Holding Steady, but Still High
In 25 states adult rates exceeded 30 percent this year, report notes
August 31, 2017
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USDA Says Chicago Soda Tax Puts $87M In Federal Food Stamp Funding At Risk
A controversial tax on sweetened beverages in Chicago is putting the entire state of Illinois at risk for losing millions in federal funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly referred to as food stamps), according to a warning sent by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to state regulators.
August 11, 2017
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UF/IFAS expert provides tips for avoiding common health pitfalls during holidays
Have you ever reached the end of a holiday buffet with a plate filled with more food than you intended?
November 10, 2016
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Ulcerative colitis diet: Foods to choose and avoid
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that may be improved by dietary changes. But which foods should people choose and which should they avoid?
June 8, 2017
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Unhealthful plant-based diet can increase heart disease risk
Plant-based diets are said to play an important role in preventing heart disease. This does hold true in most cases, but a team of researchers has found that some types of plant-based diet could do more harm than good.
July 18, 2017
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Vegetarian diet more effective for weight loss and metabolism
A plant-based vegetarian diet not only trumps a conventional diabetic diet when it comes to helping people with type 2 diabetes to lose weight, but because it more effectively reduces muscle fat, it also helps them to improve their metabolism.
June 14, 2017
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Vegetarian Diets Good for People and the Planet
These food plans are safe at all stages of life, nutrition group says
December 1, 2016
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Vitamin a and a high-fat diet increasing risk for obesity, diabetes
Vitamin a is an essential nutrient that the human body needs to function properly. But new research suggests that normal levels of vitamin a within a high-fat diet can negatively affect expression of liver genes associated with glucose and fat metabolism.
April 25, 2017
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Vitamin D guidelines may be changed following new study
A new study finds that, contrary to popular belief, vitamin D-2 and D-3 do not have equal nutritional value. With vitamin D deficiency on the rise, the authors call for a rethink of official guidelines.
July 6, 2017
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Waist-to-height ratio found to be most accurate predictor of obesity risk in clinical practice
Calculating a person's waist-to-height ratio is the most accurate and efficient way of identifying whether or not they are at risk of obesity in clinical practice, a new study by Leeds Beckett University shows.
June 6, 2017
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Walnut-enriched diet may improve sperm quality, animal research suggests
New animal research suggests eating a walnut-enriched diet may improve sperm quality by reducing lipid peroxidation, a process that can damage sperm cells. this form of cell damage harms sperm membranes, which are primarily made up of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Walnuts are the only tree nut that are predominantly comprised of PUFAs (one ounce contains 13 grams of PUFAs out of 18 grams of total fat).
February 28, 2017
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Walnuts may contribute to better health by changing makeup of gut bacteria
Research led by Lauri Byerley, PhD, RD, Research Associate Professor of Physiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that walnuts in the diet change the makeup of bacteria in the gut, which suggests a new way walnuts may contribute to better health
July 28, 2017
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Walnuts may promote health by changing gut bacteria
A new study has found that walnuts in the diet change the makeup of bacteria in the gut, which suggests a new way walnuts may contribute to better health.
July 28, 2017
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Want Cheap and Healthy Meals? Cook at Home
Study finds homemade fare is typically better for you than restaurant food
March 24, 2017
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Water: can It be Too Much of a Good Thing?
Athletes and non-athletes alike may overdo it, sometimes with tragic consequences
November 3, 2016
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Wearables suck at tracking calories burned, study shows
New data out of Stanford is lending credence to common wisdom that fitness trackers suck at counting calories. Heart-rate monitoring, on the other hand, fared surprisingly well in the school's Medical Center studies.
May 25, 2017
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Weight gain in early adulthood linked to health risks later in life
Cumulative weight gain from the age of 18 to the age of 55 may be tied to a greater risk of chronic diseases and complications, such as type 2 diabetes and premature death, according to the results of a new study conducted in Massachusetts.
July 18, 2017
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Weight gain on the rise, but fewer adults attempting weight loss
Although rates of overweight and obesity have risen over the past 30 years, fewer people are attempting to shed their excess weight. this is the conclusion of a new study recently published in JAMA.
March 8, 2017
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Weight loss leads to improvements in psoriasis symptoms and quality of life
Weight loss has a significant and prolonged positive impact on psoriasis symptoms and quality of life. the findings stem from a study conducted by Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports and other participants.
December 22, 2016
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Weight loss leads to strong increase in appetite
Study with Diabetes drug measures how extra calories caused weight loss plateau.
October 14, 2016
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Weight loss programs can help breast cancer survivors reduce risk of recurrence
Cancer experts are also discussing studies that show that weight loss programs can change the biological make-up of breast tissue cells - helping survivors reduce their cancer risk.
November 18, 2016
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Weight loss surgery's effects on bone marrow fat and bone mass
Bone marrow fat is thought to regulate bone metabolism, and high levels of marrow fat are seen in states of low bone mass, severe underweight, and diabetes.
August 9, 2017
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Weight loss with insulin resistance: Diet tips and strategies
According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of Diabetes has risen significantly over the last 30-plus years.
May 10, 2017
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Weight-loss drug shows potential to treat opioid abuse
Opioid drug abuse is a significant public health problem in the United States, and while treatments exist, there is a high rate of relapse and failure to keep to the program. a new study suggests that the prescription weight-loss drug lorcaserin has potential as a new treatment for opioid use disorder. T
March 27, 2017
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Weight-Loss Surgery Benefits Obese Teens Long-Term
Studies show most maintained significant weight loss over 5 years, but complications emerged for some
January 6, 2017
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Weight-Loss Surgery Brings Bigger Heart Benefits to Women: Study
Researchers suggest their bodies may respond differently than men after procedure
November 4, 2016
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Weight-Loss Surgery can Help Severely Obese Teens
Boosts kids' health and self-esteem, and appears to be cost-effective over time, study finds
October 26, 2016
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Weight-Loss Surgery Sheds Pounds Long Term
10-year follow-up study finds many who had gastric bypass kept weight off
August 31, 2016
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Western diet during pregnancy may increase obesity risk in offspring
Diet composition around the time of pregnancy may influence whether offspring become obese, according to a new study using animal models at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).
December 14, 2016
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What gene-swapping cheese microbes could say about antibiotic resistance
You and your favorite cheese--whether it's cheddar, Wensleydale, or a good aged goat brie--have something in common: You're both home to a constantly evolving menagerie of microbes. The bacteria inside you and your fermented dairy live together in a community called a biome, growing and changing in response to their environments. And they adapt to their homes--a cow's hide, a chunk of Swiss, or your gut--by stealing their neighbors' genes.
July 28, 2017
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What is acesulfame potassium, and is it good or bad for you?
People who are trying to lose weight often replace sugar with artificial sweeteners.
August 1, 2017
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What is gluten, and why is it bad for some people?
Gluten is very controversial these days. Most sources claim that it is safe for everyone except those who have celiac disease. On the other hand, some health experts believe that gluten is harmful for most people.
August 1, 2017
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What time we eat affects our biological clock, study finds
The human body works around the clock. Our biological functions follow 24-hour cycles, or circadian rhythms, which are physiological and mental changes that are driven by our internal biological clocks. New research explains how we can reset one of these body clocks.
June 1, 2017
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What Works to Help Overweight Folks Eat Healthier?
Researchers still don't know the answer, but say pamphlets couldn't hurt
February 27, 2017
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When Soda Makers Fund Studies, Obesity Ties Weaken
Biased research muddies the health harms of sugary drinks, researchers contend
October 30, 2016
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Where body fat is carried can predict cancer risk
Carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), according to new research.
May 24, 2017
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Whole-Grain Foods May Help you Stay Slim
Study found switching to more fibrous fare lowered calorie absorption, boosted metabolism rate
February 8, 2017
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'Wholesome' breads may not necessarily be healthiest choice for everyone, study reveals
Bread occupies a unique place in our diet: it accounts for about one-tenth of the calories many people in the West consume and up to 40 percent of the caloric consumption in some non-Western countries -- more than any other food product. In the past few decades, since white bread has acquired a bad name, bakeries have been going out of their way to produce high-quality whole grain breads.
June 9, 2017
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Why expensive wine appears to taste better: It's the price tag
When a bottle costs more, the reward center in the brain plays a trick on us
August 14, 2017
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Why do onions make us cry?
You know that familiar feeling: tingly, stinging eyes, followed by tears. Why would the humble onion, a key ingredient in your next culinary creation, cause you such discomfort?
August 7, 2017
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Why the Teen Years May not be Lean Years
Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study finds
September 21, 2016
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Women with celiac disease twice as likely to develop anorexia
Celiac disease is a rare digestive disorder and anorexia nervosa is a chronic eating disorder. These conditions have similar symptoms, and both are particularly common among adolescents. new research examines the link between the diagnoses for these two conditions in young women.
April 10, 2017
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Woman's gradual weight gain can increase risk of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy
University of Queensland research has shown that gradual weight gain during a woman's reproductive years can more than double her risk of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy.
May 17, 2017
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'Yo-Yo Dieting' Hard on Older Women's Hearts
But at least one nutrition expert says it's too soon to draw conclusions
November 17, 2016
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Yo-yo dieting may raise death risk for people with heart disease
Past studies have associated yo-yo dieting with increased risk of poor heart health. for individuals with pre-existing heart disease, however, new research finds that the health consequences of repeatedly losing and gaining weight may be even more severe.
April 6, 2017
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Young girls with poorer fundamental movement skills more likely to be obese than boys
Young girls who exhibit a poor mastery of fundamental movement skills (FMS) are more likely to be obese than boys who have similarly low skills, according to research led by Coventry University.
December 19, 2016
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Your Ultimate High-Fiber Grocery List
The next time you go food shopping, put these items in your cart. They're great sources of fiber, which can cut your LDL ("bad") cholesterol, is good for your digestion, and helps you feel full.
February 2, 2017
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