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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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8 'Healthy' Foods that Aren't
Let's face it: When you're trying to eat healthy, the grocery store can be downright confusing. Sure, the produce department is a no-brainer, but what about all the aisles of packaged products proclaiming themselves a "healthy" choice?
July 25, 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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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 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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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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Activation of specific neural circuit can inhibit binge-like eating behavior in mice
While binge eating affects about 10 percent of adults in the United States, the neurobiological basis of the disease is unclear. Researchers at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital found that certain neural circuits have the ability to inhibit binge-like eating behavior in mice.
August 08, 2016
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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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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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Analog DNA circuit does math in a test tube
Often described as the blueprint of life, DNA contains the instructions for making every living thing from a human to a house fly.
August 23, 2016
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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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Anthropologists find new record of vitamin D deficiency in people who lived hundreds of years ago
Researchers at McMaster University have found a rich new record of vitamin D deficiency, one that resides in the teeth of every person and remains viable for hundreds of years or more.
July 19, 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 brain changes fueling overeating in the obese?
Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior that could be related to changes in the brain, finds a new study.
July 12, 2016
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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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Average American 15 Pounds Heavier in Two Decades
Growing wider but not taller, research shows
August 03, 2016
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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 can affect immune system prior to weight gain, new research shows
Australian researchers have discovered that a bad diet has consequences on your immune system even before you notice an increase in body weight.
July 19, 2016
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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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Being overweight associated with reduced white matter volume
From middle-age onwards, the brains of people who are obese or overweight exhibit differences in white matter similar to lean individuals who are 10 years their senior, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge.
August 11, 2016
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Blood Pressure-Lowering Diet May Help Treat Gout
DASH eating plan brings blood pressure down, and seems to relieve inflammatory joint problem
August 15, 2016
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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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'Business Diet' a Bad Deal for the Heart
Unhealthy eating on the road linked with early signs of artery clogging, study says
August 19, 2016
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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 Breakfast Help you Lose Weight?
To eat breakfast or not to eat breakfast? That's the big question if you're trying to slim down.
August 08, 2016
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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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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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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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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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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 versus Tea: is One Better for your 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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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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Consuming probiotics promotes weight loss, reduces BMI
Consuming probiotics, so-called 'good bacteria', can reduce body weight and body mass index (BMI) according to a new meta-analysis.
July 11, 2016
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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 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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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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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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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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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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DASH-style diet could help lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease
People who ate a diet high in nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages and sodium were at a significantly lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease over the course of more than two decades, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
August 09, 2016
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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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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 exercise can reduce protein build-ups linked to Alzheimer's, study shows
A healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease, research shows.
August 16, 2016
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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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Diets avoiding dry-cooked foods can protect against diabetes, say researchers
Simple changes in how we cook could go a long way towards preventing diabetes, say researchers. a new study found that obese individuals with signs of insulin resistance showed improvement simply by avoiding the intake of advanced glycation endproducts, or AGEs, a byproduct of cooking found most commonly in dry heat-cooked or heat-processed foods.
August 24, 2016
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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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Drexel researchers develop computer game and mobile app to help people lose weight
That's the question Drexel University researchers hope to answer with one of two new studies launching this month. they have developed a computer game and smartphone app to help people control unhealthy eating habits and ultimately lose weight.
June 30, 2016
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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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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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Misc. - E

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 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 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 nitrate-rich vegetables may enhance exercise performance
Nitrate supplementation in conjunction with Sprint Interval Training in low oxygen conditions could enhance sport performance a study has found.
September 12, 2016
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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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Eating shuts down nerve cells that counter obesity
Mouse study offers hints of orexin's role in weight gain and narcolepsy
August 18, 2016
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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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Enjoying meals prepared at home: Short-cut to avoiding diabetes?
People who often consume meals prepared at home are less likely to suffer from type 2 Diabetes than those who consume such meals less frequently, according to new epidemiological research.
July 5, 2016
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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 overweight and obesity, 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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Fatty Fish May Curb Eye Risks for Diabetics, Study Finds
Those who ate 2 servings a week were 48 percent less likely to develop diabetic retinopathy
August 18, 2016
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FDA issues revised draft guidance to improve premarket safety notifications for new dietary ingredients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a revised draft guidance to improve dietary supplement companies' new dietary ingredient (NDI) premarket safety notifications to the agency. These notifications help the agency identify safety concerns before products reach consumers.
August 11, 2016
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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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Few people aware of health benefits of mushrooms, reveals national survey
Relatively few people are aware of the health benefits of mushrooms, according to a new national survey by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers.
July 28, 2016
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Food nudging could contribute to healthy eating
Is it possible to change our behaviour when it comes to food choices only by presenting the food to the guests in a canteen in a different order, or by making it more difficult to reach the less healthy food? Yes, a review of existing research in this area concludes.
July 13, 2016
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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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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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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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Gene mutation linked to impulsive drunken behaviour shields bearers from obesity, insulin resistance
University of Helsinki researchers have previously demonstrated that a point mutation in a gene of serotonin 2B receptor can render the carrier prone to impulsive behaviour, particularly when drunk. now the research group has established that the same mutation may shield its bearers from obesity and insulin resistance, both of which are associated with type 2 diabetes.
August 10, 2016
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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 Eaters in U.S. Tripled in 5 Years
But number of people diagnosed each year with celiac disease has remained stable
September 6, 2016
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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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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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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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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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Hard to Swallow? Making the new Eating Guidelines Work for You
Ten percent of calories from sugar. Ten percent from saturated fat. Less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day.
January 7, 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 BMI, exercise and diet can lower abnormal protein build-ups linked to Alzheimer's
A study by researchers at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior has found that a healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
August 16, 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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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 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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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 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 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 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 to De-Stress your Dinner Table
What's dinner time like at your house? Rushed, harried, or stressful? all eyes on the TV or cell phones constantly dinging? Or was your answer more like "What dinner time?"
July 25, 2016
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How to Talk to your Teen About Weight
You've been noticing unhealthy changes in your teen's weight and you want to have a heart-to-heart about it. But talking to teenagers is tricky. how can you be sure they'll hear what you say?
July 7, 2016
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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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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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Impact of diet may depend on individual's genetic composition
If you've ever seen a friend have good results from a diet but then not been able to match those results yourself, you may not be surprised by new findings in mice that show that diet response is highly individualized.
July 13, 2016
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Increased production of feeling full hormone linked to reduced hunger and food intake in elderly people
A preliminary study might hold the key to why over-80s are prone to losing weight.
August 05, 2016
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Individuals born via cesarean may be at increased risk of obesity, news study shows
Individuals born by cesarean delivery were 15% more likely to become obese as children than individuals born by vaginal birth--and the increased risk may persist through adulthood, according to a large new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In addition, individuals born via cesarean delivery were 64% more likely to be obese than their siblings born by vaginal birth.
September 6, 2016
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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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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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Intestinal microbiota may play role in food allergies
Countless microorganisms live in the intestinal tract. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have been able to demonstrate that intestinal bacteria also play a role in determining the strength of anaphylactic reactions to food allergens. the scientists present their results at the annual convention of the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR), which is hosted by and at TUM this year.
September 7, 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 It OK to Lose Weight Fast?
If you've ever seen sweat suit-clad wrestlers running laps in the summer heat to make weight for competitions, you know people can have reasons to lose pounds quickly. it's understandable to want to get a bit smaller in a few months or even a few weeks. But can you do it safely?
August 12, 2016
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Is it your second cousin? Cotton swabs may tell you
New Kyoto University DNA test advances forensic analyses
August 22, 2016
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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 'when we eat' as important as 'what we eat'?
In a review of research on the effect of meal patterns on health, the few studies available suggest that eating irregularly is linked to a higher risk of metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, type 2 Diabetes and obesity). the limited evidence highlights the need for larger scale studies to better understand the impact of chrono-nutrition on public health, argue the authors of two new papers.
June 22, 2016
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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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Iowa State dietetic interns to connect virtually with low-income families for providing health care
A group of Iowa State University dietetic interns will provide nutrition coaching and wellness information to low-income families as part of a national health initiative.
July 21, 2016
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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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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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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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Levels of peptide hormone adropin linked to carbohydrate intake
In research featured in the August edition of Obesity, Saint Louis University investigator Andrew Butler, Ph.D., and his team report that levels of the peptide hormone adropin vary based on carbohydrate consumption and appear to be linked to lipid metabolism.
July 27, 2016
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Losing weight lowered levels of proteins associated with tumor growth
Obese women who lost weight significantly lowered levels of proteins in the blood that help certain tumors grow
July 14, 2016
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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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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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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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MedDiet improves memory and slows cognitive decline, study shows
The Mediterranean diet can improve your mind, as well your heart, shows a study published in the open-access journal.
August 09, 2016
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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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Mindful Eating for your Family
Ever offer your toddler a snack to stop crying, no matter when he last ate? Have you trailed your picky eater while she played, pleading "just one more bite?" Or maybe you eat your own meals standing at the sink or you scarf down a sandwich in the car -- because who has time to sit at the table?
July 26, 2016
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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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Mindfulness-based eating solution may help people adopt healthy eating habits without giving up food
Americans spend more than 60 billion dollars a year on weight loss products; two-thirds of these dieters are estimated to regain more weight within four or five years than they originally lost according to the Live Strong Foundation. a new book from a University of Missouri researcher provides an innovative and effective program to help people adopt healthy eating habits by mindfully listening to their body's needs, without giving up food.
July 19, 2016
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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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Modern Lifestyle Primary Culprit for Obesity
Even people with lower genetic risk were affected as decades passed
July 5, 2016
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Morbidly obese individuals more likely to experience heart failure, say researchers
A study by Johns Hopkins researchers of more than 13,000 people has found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as a standout risk for heart failure, but not for other major types of heart disease.
August 22, 2016
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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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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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Naturally occurring estrogen in cow's milk does not affect blood hormone levels, study shows
Estrogen occurs naturally in cow's milk. Recently, there has been concern that consuming milk containing elevated amounts of estrogen could affect blood levels of the hormone in humans, leading to an increased risk of some cancers. a new study published in the Journal of Dairy Science® investigated cow milk's effects on blood hormone levels in adult mice and found that naturally occurring levels, and even levels as high as 100 times the average, had no effect on the mice.
August 03, 2016
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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 drug treatment could reduce body weight in obese patients with rare genetic disorder
As part of a phase II study at Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin and the Berlin Institute of Health, two obese patients with a rare genetic disorder were given a drug treatment to stimulate the satiety center in the brain. After only a few weeks, both patients, which were severely hyperphagic before the study start, showed a normalization of their hunger feeling as well as a significant reduction of body weight.
August 03, 2016
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New easy-to-use method may help people estimate food portions using their hands
Researchers from the University of Sydney's Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders have developed a portable and easy-to-use method to help people estimate portion size using only their hands.
July 13, 2016
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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 recommendations offer evidence-based strategies to help teenagers avoid obesity and eating disorders
Scientific evidence summarized in the new recommendations shows that physicians and parents can ward off problems at both ends of the weight spectrum by avoiding focusing teens' attention on weight or dieting, and instead encouraging a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
August 22, 2016
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New research examines p-synephrine's role in burning fat during rest and exercise
When we exercise, our body's oxidation of fat and carbohydrates depends on the intensity and duration of the activity. a new study analyses the effect of consuming an alkaloid, p-synephrine, on the burning of lipids and refutes the value of "miracle" diets: it is not possible to lose more than a kilogramme of fat per month.
July 19, 2016
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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 SACN guidelines recommend daily 10 micrograms intake of Vitamin D
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has published a report advising that anybody aged over one year should have a vitamin D intake of 10 micrograms (mcg) a day throughout the year.
July 21, 2016
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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 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 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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New U.S. dietary guidelines limit sugar, rethink cholesterol
Just in time to help with your new Year's resolution to eat more healthily, the government announced its latest dietary guidelines Thursday.
January 7, 2016
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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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Noninvasive brain stimulation may curb cravings for appetitive foods
Available research suggests that noninvasive stimulation of a specific brain area can reduce food cravings–particularly for high-calorie, "appetitive" foods, according to a review in the Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. the journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
July 20, 2016
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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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Now Pasta is Good for your Diet?
Researchers link this Italian staple with lower BMI
July 5, 2016
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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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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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Obese Preschoolers More Likely to be Hospitalized
Study also found health care costs about 60 percent higher for these kids
July 8, 2016
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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 Age your Brain
Being overweight or obese in middle age shrinks your brain, aging it by as much as 10 years, according to a new study.
August 09, 2016
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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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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 in five adolescents experience poor mental health after obesity surgery, research shows
Research from Lund University in Sweden shows that one in five adolescents who have undergone obesity surgery experience poor mental health. some have even had suicidal thoughts. the study is based on follow-up studies of 88 adolescents who have undergone obesity surgery.
September 12, 2016
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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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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 Treatment: the Earlier, the Better
Exposure therapy for infants and toddlers leaves 4 out of 5 'desensitized,' study finds
August 18, 2016
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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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Personalised nutrition advice helps people develop healthier eating habits
People receiving personalised nutrition advice develop healthier eating habits including consuming less red meat and reducing their salt intake, a study has found.
August 16, 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-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 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 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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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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Presence of bite count feedback helps reduce overall food intake during meal
New wearable technology is helping to provide novel weight loss tools. One way is by providing bite count feedback, which allows users to keep track of the number of bites during a meal. Researchers at Clemson University wanted to analyze how providing bite count feedback might influence eaters in different situations and determine its efficacy in the presence of environmental cues linked to overeating.
June 23, 2016
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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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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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Quick, On-the-Go Sunrise Eats
Breakfast may be known as the most important meal of the day, but it's also one that millions of Americans do without. the biggest culprit? Time -- or the lack thereof. Our lives get more hectic by the day, and it's just so easy to bolt out the door without eating.
August 08, 2016
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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 saturated fats with unsaturated fats in diet can confer substantial health benefits
Consuming higher amounts of unsaturated fats was associated with lower mortality, according to a study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In a large study population followed for more than three decades, researchers found that higher consumption of saturated and trans fats was linked with higher mortality compared with the same number of calories from carbohydrates.
July 5, 2016
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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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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 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 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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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 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 brain circuit that helps take major developmental step despite nutritional stress
When we go hungry, we have the ability to ignore the urge to eat such that we can carry out the task at hand. It has long been known that the brain is involved in such decisions. But how the brain coordinates the response to nutritional stress so that the body can function normally is not understood very well. Now, researchers from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, have discovered a brain circuit that allows fruit flies to take a major developmental step in their lives despite nutritional stress.
August 24, 2016
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Researchers identify calorie-burning pathway in fat cells
Findings show potential for obesity treatment
June 30, 2016
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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 beneficial health effects of cranberries
While decades of cranberry research has found that regular consumption of cranberry products promotes urinary tract health, leading scientists studying the bioactive components of fruits and other foods reported that cranberries possess whole body health benefits. In a July 2016 Advances in Nutrition supplement, Impact of Cranberries on Gut Microbiota and Cardiometabolic Health: Proceedings of the Cranberry Health Research Conference 2015, a team of international researchers reviewed the complex, synergistic actions of compounds that are uniquely cranberry.
July 19, 2016
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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 identify eight cancer types linked to excess weight and obesity
There's yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight as we age. An international team of researchers has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, meningioma (a type of brain tumor), thyroid cancer and the blood cancer multiple myeloma.
August 25, 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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Scientists working on new approach to produce fruit protein far sweeter than sugar
High-fructose corn syrup and sugar are on the outs with calorie-wary consumers. as a result, low- and no-calorie alternatives have become popular, and soon, there could be another option that tastes more sugar-like than other substitutes. Scientists report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry a step toward commercial production of a fruit protein called brazzein that is far sweeter than sugar -- and has fewer calories.
August 16, 2016
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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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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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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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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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Soy-ghretropin protein increases ghrelin levels and improves appetite
Researchers have discovered a protein that stimulates secretion of ghrelin, an appetite-stimulating hormone produced in the stomach. When fed to mice, the protein, called soy-ghretropin, increased blood levels of ghrelin and boosted their appetite.
July 19, 2016
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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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Standard methods may completely underestimate global obesity burden
Standard methods for estimating obesity may grossly underestimate the burden of overweight worldwide -- on the scale of hundreds of millions -- according to a paper published in Obesity Reviews. Associate professors Daniel Hruschka of Arizona State University's School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Craig Hadley of Emory University's Department of Anthropology are developing more accurate tools by taking a closer look at the different ways that people's bodies are built in different places around the world.
July 7, 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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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 challenges widely-held assumption that larger athletes need more protein
Sports nutrition recommendations may undergo a significant shift after research from the University of Stirling has found individuals with more muscle mass do not need more protein after resistance exercise.
August 22, 2016
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Study Cites the Fats that Could Shorten your Life
High levels of animal-based saturated fats were tied to earlier death, unsaturated fats seem healthier
July 5, 2016
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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 finds alarming rates of obesity, high blood pressure readings among adolescent student-athletes
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University found similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure readings in student-athletes as would be expected in the general adolescent population, which may suggest that participation in athletics does not protect against these conditions.
August 16, 2016
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Study finds close link between diet quality of parents and children
Many people accept the old axiom - "You are what you eat." That's not to say you become a carrot if you eat carrots, of course, but rather that a regular pattern of eating carrots will shape you in a much different way than a regular pattern of eating cotton candy.
July 7, 2016
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Study finds link between cortisol levels and obesity in patients with bipolar disorder or recurrent depressions
Low levels of the stress hormone cortisol are linked to obesity, high levels of fat in the blood and metabolic syndrome among patients with recurrent depressions or bipolar disorder. this according to a study at Umea University in Sweden published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
July 5, 2016
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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 link between hairstyle choice and level of physical activity among African-American teens
As a childhood obesity expert and black woman, Susan Woolford, M.D., MPH, knows that some girls and women in the black community feel as if they have to choose between their health and their hair.
August 09, 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 insight into how weight-loss drug acts in the brain
A weight-loss drug dampened the response to food cues in regions of the brain associated with attention and emotion, leading to decreases in caloric intake, weight and body mass index (BMI), a team led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) reported. In the first study of the drug lorcaserin in the human brain, the research revealed the mechanism underlying the drug's efficacy and provides insight into which individuals may benefit most from the medication.
September 12, 2016
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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 reveals disadvantaged neighborhood puts teens at increased risk for being overweight or obese
A new Kaiser Permanente study found an increased risk for becoming overweight or obese among normal-weight 18-year-olds who lived in neighborhoods with lower education or income levels. the study, published today in Pediatric Obesity, found that over a four-year period, 25 percent of these young adults became overweight or obese.
August 25, 2016
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Study reveals people who fit better with culture have healthier eating habits
How to be a healthy eater depends on culture. a recent study shows that in the U.S. and Japan, people who fit better with their culture have healthier eating habits.
August 11, 2016
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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 shows how dietary restriction impacts autophagy in intestine to increase lifespan
Dietary restriction, or limited food intake without malnutrition, has beneficial effects on longevity in many species, including humans. a new study from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), published today in PLoS Genetics, represents a major advance in understanding how dietary restriction leads to these advantages.
July 15, 2016
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Study shows one in five individuals from U.S. military sample have obesity
Despite being held to stringent weight and body fat standards, newly published research shows that one in five individuals from a sample of U.S. military personnel from 2001 - 2008 have obesity. Further, shortly after separating from active duty, U.S. military veterans are as likely to have obesity as civilians.
June 27, 2016
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Study shows ordering food immediately before eating leads to overall increase in calorie content
Want to cut calories and make healthier meal choices? Try avoiding unhealthy impulse purchases by ordering meals at least an hour before eating. new findings from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University show that people choose higher-calorie meals when ordering immediately before eating, and lower-calorie meals when orders are placed an hour or more in advance.
July 20, 2016
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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 microRNAs may connect inflammation with heart disease risk in obese people
Inflammation likely plays a role in the increased risk of heart disease that comes with obesity, but scientists don't fully understand how obesity leads to heart disease. Results from a new study suggest that small molecules known as microRNAs may be part of the pathway connecting inflammation with increased heart disease risk in obese people.
August 26, 2016
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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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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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Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy
Teaching kids to eat well can be tricky. you don't want to give them more facts than they can grasp or turn every meal into a lecture. But wait too long and they could pick up unhealthy habits in the meantime.
July 26, 2016
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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 Military Diet
If you want to lose weight quickly, you may think about the Military Diet (which has no real link to the branches of the military). Before you do, learn more about this diet.
July 26, 2016
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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 Truth About Bacon
If you follow food trends, you know the bacon craze is still on. It seems whatever is served, this popular processed meat can figure in as a flavor-booster, whether it's for pizza, salad, dessert, or even liquor.
August 08, 2016
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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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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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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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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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UCSF researchers identify new strategy to cultivate beneficial energy-burning fat
UC San Francisco researchers studying beige fat – a calorie-burning tissue that can help to ward off obesity and Diabetes – have discovered a new strategy to cultivate this beneficial blubber.
August 25, 2016
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UF/IFAS assistant professor offers tips to help students live healthfully on college campus
When you get to college, and you're trying to eat well, there are so many temptations and challenges -- fast foods and late-night pizza, navigating the dining halls, limited transportation to grocery stores. for most college students, this is the first time living away from home.
August 09, 2016
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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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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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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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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 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 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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Weight-loss technologies train the brain to resist temptation
Psychologists have designed a computer game aimed at improving users' inhibitory control and a mobile app that combats unhealthy urges before they strike
June 30, 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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Western Diet Tied to Denser Breast Tissue
Previous research has linked higher density to increased risk of breast cancer
August 08, 2016
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Western-style diet impairs memory inhibition leading to dietary excess
Obesity may ultimately be a disease of the brain, involving a progressive deterioration of various cognitive processes that influence eating. Researchers at Macquarie University have now shown that memory inhibition - the useful ability to 'block out' memories that are no longer useful, which depends on a brain area called the hippocampus - is linked to dietary excess.
July 12, 2016
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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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Who you are influences what you eat more than food shopping environment, study finds
Findings show individual characteristics are more important in influencing unhealthy food consumption
April 25, 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 does appetite loss occur during illness? An interview with Prof. Conti and Prof. Francesconi
How common is appetite loss during illness and what impact can it have on patients?
June 28, 2016
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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 kids are what you eat, researchers show
Parent-child diet quality and calories consumed are related in significant ways, research indicates. this discovery could lead to better strategies as the nation works to address the growing public health problems of obesity and related conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
July 6, 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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