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September 1, 2015

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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

'Happy Meals' Bill Could Improve Healthfulness of Fast Food Meals for Kids in New York City

Aug. 31, 2015 — A bill to improve the nutritional value of fast food restaurant meals marketed to children could have a wide enough impact to reduce calories, fat, and sodium, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new model for recovering would-be wasted -- or surplus -- food and repurposing it to feed hungry people, generate revenue and even create jobs was recently piloted in West Philadelphia. The report ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Less than a month before Congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program mandating healthier school lunches, a new study confirms the suspicions of school officials -- many students ... read more

High Iron Intake May Increase Appetite, Disease Risk

Aug. 24, 2015 — Here’s one more reason to cut down on the amount of red meat you eat. Using an animal model, researchers have found that dietary iron intake, equivalent to heavy red meat consumption, suppresses ... 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

High Sugar Consumption Among Children Relates to Poor Family Functioning, Study Finds

Aug. 21, 2015 — The quality of general family functioning is a major determinant of healthy dietary habits, according to new research. A British study found that a mother's perception of effective general ... 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

Potential Biomarker for Pre-Diabetes Discovered

Aug. 20, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a potential biomarker for pre-diabetes. They made the connection by analyzing blood samples taken from 40 participants enrolled in the diaBEAT-it program, a long-term ... 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

Prebiotic Dairy Protein Promotes Digestive Health, Holds Therapeutic Promise

Aug. 19, 2015 — A protein found in dairy is discovered to be a prebiotic that holds promise for treating gastrointestinal conditions and obesity, scientists ... 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

New Research Backs Belief That Tomatoes Can Be a Gout Trigger

Aug. 19, 2015 — People who maintain that eating tomatoes can cause their gout to flare up are likely to welcome new research that has, for the first time, found a biological basis for this ... read more

Light/moderate Drinking Linked to Increased Risk of Some Cancers in Women, Male Smokers

Aug. 19, 2015 — Even light and moderate drinking (up to one drink a day for women and up to two drinks a day for men) is associated with an increased risk of certain alcohol related cancers in women and male ... 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

Five Reasons Why Sugar Is Added to Food

Aug. 18, 2015 — From a food science and technology perspective, sugar (sucrose) plays several roles when it comes to the functional properties in food. Experts explain the functional properties of sugars and why ... read more

Berkeley Soda Tax Fizzles out

Aug. 18, 2015 — The soda tax passed last fall by voters in Berkeley, California – the first such city ordinance in the country – has fizzled at raising retail prices for high-calorie sugary drinks by less than ... 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

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