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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

School Competitive Food Policies Appears Tied to Neighborhood Socioeconomics

May 4, 2015 — Policy changes in California to make the food and beverages that compete with school meal programs more healthy for students appear to have improved childhood overweight/obesity prevalence trends, ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — A new study analyzed 112 studies that collected information about healthy eating behaviors and found that most healthy eaters did so because a restaurant, grocery store, school cafeteria, or spouse ... read more

Urine Profiles Provide Clues to How Obesity Causes Disease

Apr. 29, 2015 — Being overweight or obese is associated with higher risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer, but the mechanisms connecting body fat and disease are not well understood. Scientists have ... read more

Why Do Obese Men Get Bariatric Surgery Far Less Than Women?

Apr. 29, 2015 — Demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors contribute to a major gender disparity among US men and women undergoing weight loss surgeries. Men undergo the surgeries in far lower numbers than ... read more

An Apple a Day Brings More Apples Your Way

Apr. 29, 2015 — Individuals who ate an apple sample before shopping bought 25 percent more fruits and vegetables than those who did not eat a sample, new research shows. For consumers, the researchers recommend ... read more

Make Calorie Labels Compulsory on All Alcoholic Drinks, Says Public Health Expert

Apr. 28, 2015 — Calorie counts should be mandatory on all alcoholic drinks as a matter of urgency, argues a leading public health doctor. She explains that, since 2011, packaged foods in the European Union have been ... read more

Uk Coalition Government Derailed Efforts to Reduce Salt in Food

Apr. 28, 2015 — A poor diet is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Large amounts of salt, for example, are added to food by industry and eating too much can raise blood pressure, a major factor ... read more

Gene Mapping Reveals Soy's Dynamic, Differing Roles in Breast Cancer

Apr. 28, 2015 — Scientists have mapped genes affected by phytonutrients in soy, and have found that minimally processed soy flour suppresses breast cancer, while purified isoflavones stimulate genes that accelerate ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Latino adults with diabetes who participated in a church-based education program reported eating less high-fat food and exercising more following a trial intervention program. The Picture Good Health ... read more

Genetically Modified Crops to Fight Spina Bifida

Apr. 28, 2015 — Genetically modified crops are usually designed to have herbicide tolerance and insect resistance, but there are other applications of such engineered plants, such as the incorporation of genes for ... read more

Healthy Children's Menu Items Tied to Healthier Ordering Patterns, Sustained Restaurant Revenue

Apr. 28, 2015 — The first study of its kind evaluating ordering patterns of children’s meals when provided with healthier menu items and changes in restaurant revenues shows potential for both improved ... read more

Childhood Obesity: One Epidemic or Two?

Apr. 28, 2015 — Scientists have compared data on contemporary children with those of the 1980's. They discovered that the rise in obesity among very young children has been largely restricted to the minority ... read more

Keeping Food Visible Throughout the House Is Linked to Obesity

Apr. 28, 2015 — Researchers have identified two seemingly unrelated but strong predictors of obesity: having low self-esteem related to one’s weight, and keeping food visibly available around the house, outside ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers are using an electronic salt spoon to help families transition to low-sodium ... read more

How to Short Circuit Hunger

Apr. 27, 2015 — The drive to tame gnawing hunger can sabotage even the best-intentioned dieter. Now, investigators have identified the brain circuit that underlies this powerful physiological state, providing a ... read more

Oil or Fat? Saturated Fatty Acids Might Directly Damage Your Heart

Apr. 27, 2015 — Olive oil is universally considered a much healthier alternative to meat fat. Plant-derived oils (such as olive oil, canola oil, and vegetable oil) largely consist of unsaturated fatty acids, whereas ... read more

Despite Warnings, Health Food Stores Recommend Over-the-Counter Dietary Supplements to Minors

Apr. 26, 2015 — Fifteen year olds are not only able to buy over-the-counter dietary supplements from a sampling of health food stores across the country, the staff at those stores actually went so far as to ... 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

Drinking Just One or Two Alcoholic Drinks a Day Linked to Liver Disease

Apr. 25, 2015 — According to the World Health Organization, excessive alcohol drinking is the most common cause of cirrhosis worldwide. A new worldwide study has shown the significant influence of daily drinking on ... read more

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