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September 1, 2015

Five-Color Nutritional Labelling System Is the Most Effective for Consumers

Aug. 31, 2015 — The 5-colour nutrition label (5-CNL) is the most effective nutritional information system for allowing consumers to recognize and compare the nutritional quality of foods, a group of researchers ... read more

Better Maternal Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Abnormalities in Babies at Birth

Aug. 24, 2015 — A relatively healthy diet before pregnancy is linked to a lower rate of certain heart abnormalities in babies at birth, finds ... read more

Food Intake, a Fragile Balance Between Neural Pathways

Aug. 24, 2015 — Scientists investigated the relative role of energy needs and "pleasure" of eating in food intake. The researchers studied a group of neurons in mice. They observed that when the neuron ... read more

Improving Cardiorespiratory Fitness Reduces Risk of Arrhythmia Recurrence

Aug. 21, 2015 — Obese atrial fibrillation patients have a lower chance of arrhythmia recurrence if they have high levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, and risk continues to decline as exercise capacity increases as ... read more

Physician Support Key to Successful Weight Loss, Study Shows

Aug. 21, 2015 — A review of survey data from more than 300 obese people who participated in a federally funded weight loss clinical trial found that although the overall weight loss rates were modest, those who ... read more

Eating 'on the Go' Could Lead to Weight Gain, New Research Finds

Aug. 20, 2015 — Dieters who eat 'on the go' may increase their food intake later in the day which could lead to weight gain and obesity, new research shows. The findings from the study also showed that ... read more

Nine Risk Factors May Contribute to Two-Thirds of Alzheimer's Cases Worldwide

Aug. 20, 2015 — Nine potentially modifiable risk factors may contribute to up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's disease cases worldwide, suggests an analysis of the available ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Scientists have developed a novel way to engineer the growth and expansion of energy-burning 'good' fat, and then found that this fat helped reduce weight gain and lower blood glucose ... read more

What's Causing That Rash?

Aug. 20, 2015 — Allergic contact dermatitis is a rash that occurs after the skin comes into contact with an allergen. The substance causing the reaction may be unclear in some cases, but a dermatologist can identify ... read more

Exercise to Prevent, Manage Diabetes Is More Effective for College Graduates

Aug. 19, 2015 — Key prescriptions to prevent and manage diabetes -- physical activity and a healthy diet -- don't appear to be working as well for Americans who didn't graduate college, according to a new ... read more

Hot Chilli May Unlock a New Treatment for Obesity

Aug. 18, 2015 — A high-fat diet may impair important receptors located in the stomach that signal fullness, researchers have discovered. They investigated the association between hot chilli pepper receptors (TRPV1) ... read more

Drug Helps Patients With Diabetes Lose Weight

Aug. 18, 2015 — Among overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes, daily injection of the diabetes drug liraglutide with a modified insulin pen device, in addition to diet and exercise, resulted in greater ... read more

GABA Supplementation Improves Planning for Actions, Study Shows

Aug. 18, 2015 — People show an enhanced ability of prioritizing planned actions after the ingestion of the food supplement GABA, reports a team of psychologists and other ... read more

Aspirin Reverses Obesity Cancer Risk

Aug. 17, 2015 — A regular dose of aspirin reduces the long-term risk of cancer in those who are overweight, shows an international study of people with a family history of the ... read more

Exercise Alone Does Not Help in Losing Weight

Aug. 17, 2015 — Physical activity has many health benefits, ranging from reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer to improving mental health and mood. But contrary to common belief, exercise does not ... read more

Effect of Presymptomatic BMI, Dietary Intake, Alcohol on ALS

Aug. 17, 2015 — Presymptomatic patients with the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) consumed more daily calories but had lower body-mass index (BMI) than those individuals without ALS in a ... read more

Dealing With the Stigma and 'Lived Experience' of Obesity

Aug. 17, 2015 — How obese people feel about themselves has much to do with how they experience social stigma and it can change over time, a new study has ... read more

Nutrition Supplements Add Weight, Not Longevity for Many Seniors

Aug. 14, 2015 — Nutritional supplements can help those who are malnourished or frail to function better and live longer, a research review finds. Malnutrition in the elderly is a significant problem, affecting up to ... read more

Link Between Marital Distress, Poor Food Choices Found by Study

Aug. 14, 2015 — A link between marital distress and poor food choices has been found by investigators. Hostile couples had significantly higher amounts of the appetite-triggering hormone after arguments if they were ... read more

Vitamin D in Teens: Don't Overdo It, or Bad Things Might Happen

Aug. 14, 2015 — Dosing obese teens with vitamin D shows no benefits for their heart health or diabetes risk, and could have the unintended consequences of increasing cholesterol and fat-storing triglycerides. These ... read more

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