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April 28, 2015

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Apr. 28, 2015 — Scientists have found dramatic effects on risk factors for colon cancer when American and African volunteers swapped diets for just two ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — If you're finding it difficult to stick to a weight-loss diet, scientists say you can likely blame AGRP neurons -- hunger-sensitive cells in your brain. New experiments show these neurons are ... read more

Serving Healthy Foods With a Smile May Entice Students to Eat Better

Apr. 26, 2015 — Labeling healthy foods with smiley faces and offering small prizes for buying nutritious items may be a low-cost way to get students to make healthy choices in the school lunch line, according to a ... read more

Program Puts a Dent in Summer Hunger

Apr. 26, 2015 — When schools close their doors for the summer, many low-income children who rely on subsidized breakfasts and lunches don't know when they will get their next meal. An innovative program to fill ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — An enzyme secreted by the body's fat tissue controls energy levels in the brain, according to new research. The findings, in mice, underscore a role for the body's fat tissue in controlling ... read more

Alginate-Enriched Bread Shown to Reduce Fat Digestion and Absorption in Patients With NAFLD

Apr. 23, 2015 — Alginate-enriched bread has the potential to inhibit fat digestion and circulatory lipids in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver ... read more

Pooled Analysis Confirms Vitamin E as a Treatment for Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis

Apr. 23, 2015 — Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol) is an effective treatment for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to new research. NASH occurs when the liver becomes inflamed due to the accumulation of ... read more

Sugar and Carbs, Not Physical Inactivity, Behind Surge in Obesity, Say Experts

Apr. 22, 2015 — Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, say experts. It is time to bust myth that anyone -- including athletes -- can outrun a bad diet, they ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Beverages sweetened with low, medium and high amounts of high-fructose corn syrup significantly increase risk factors for cardiovascular disease, even when consumed for just two weeks by young, ... read more

Caloric Restriction: A Fountain of Youth for Aging Muscles?

Apr. 22, 2015 — Caloric restriction has been studied as a way to increase longevity in animals. Now, researcher explore how it may positively affect muscle and find that aging muscles receive the most benefit. ... read more

Clinical Studies Show 'CHORI-Bar' Results in Broad Scale Health Improvements

Apr. 22, 2015 — A fruit-based micronutrient and fiber-dense supplement bar was shown in clinical trials to improve metabolism in overweight/obese otherwise healthy adults in ways that are consistent with reduced ... read more

Labels on Front of Food Packaging Can Enable Healthier Choices, New Research Finds

Apr. 21, 2015 — Front of package nutrition labels can enable consumers to make healthier food choices, a team of researchers has found. "Front of package food labeling is an important tool in helping consumers ... read more

Regular Consumption of Yogurt Does Not Improve Health

Apr. 21, 2015 — Dietary recommendations support the consumption of dairy products as part of a healthy diet. However, after a Spanish study involving more than 4,000 people analyzed the relationship between the ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — Tumor necrosis factor (TNF), an immune system regulatory protein that promotes inflammation, also helps regulate sensitivity to bitter taste, new research has found. The finding may explain taste ... read more

Almost a Fifth in UK Still Not Eating ANY Whole Grains

Apr. 20, 2015 — Experts are calling for the introduction of guidelines around the amount of whole grains we should be eating after it was revealed almost one in five of those in the United Kingdom are not eating any ... read more

Excessive Use of Dietary Supplements Linked to Increase Cancer Risk

Apr. 20, 2015 — While dietary supplements may be advertised to promote health, new research shows a link between consumption of over-the-counter supplements and increased cancer risk, if the supplements are taken in ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — A study of two protocols for the treatment of childhood obesity finds that both were successful in limiting one-year weight gain in obese children. Both interventions use information technology to ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Anew yogurt with high protein content and higher satiating capacity has been developed, opening up an alternative in the design of new nutritional control strategies. One researcher involved says ... read more

Overnight Fasting May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Women

Apr. 20, 2015 — A decrease in the amount of time spent eating and an increase in overnight fasting reduces glucose levels and may reduce the risk of breast cancer among women, report researchers. Women who fasted ... read more

Animal Study Shows Why Long-Time Consumption of Soyfoods Reduces Breast Cancer Recurrence

Apr. 19, 2015 — Women diagnosed with breast cancer are often told not to eat soyfoods or soy-based supplements because they can interfere with anti-estrogen treatment. But new research could eventually impact that ... read more

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