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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

People With Genetic Variant Increasing Vitamin D Metabolism Improve Blood Sugar Control With High Protein Weight Loss Diet

Sep. 29, 2015 — People carrying a certain genetic variant relating to vitamin D metabolism are more likely to benefit from a high-protein weight loss diet than those without it, research ... read more

New Research Exposes Health Risks of Fructose, Sugary Drinks

Sep. 28, 2015 — There is compelling evidence that drinking too many sugar-sweetened beverages, which contain added sugars in the form of high fructose corn syrup or table sugar (sucrose), can lead to excess weight ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Introducing healthy lifestyle behaviors to children in preschool improves their knowledge, attitude and habits toward healthy diet and exercise and can lead to reduced levels of body fat, according ... read more

Unsaturated Fats, High-Quality Carbs Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Sep. 28, 2015 — While eliminating saturated fats can improve heart health, a new study shows that it makes a difference which foods are used in their place. A study shows that replacing saturated fats with ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — More than 80 percent of cardiovascular disease deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, but very little data on the impact of diet on cardiovascular disease exists from these ... read more

Plum Good Health Benefits

Sep. 27, 2015 — Researchers have shown a diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon ... read more

Dried Plums Can Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer, Research Shows

Sep. 25, 2015 — A diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon cancer, researchers ... read more

Diabetes Medication Could Be Used to Treat Alcohol Dependence

Sep. 25, 2015 — A medication used for diabetes and obesity also could be a valuable tool for the treatment of alcohol dependence, a new study on mice and rats ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — A blogger's weight affects her or his credibility with readers seeking food advice, according to a study. The study revealed that when a blogger is overweight, as shown in the blogger's ... read more

Inflammatory Response May Fan the Flame of Dietary Fats' Role in Obesity-Related Diseases

Sep. 24, 2015 — A new study finds that an enhanced inflammatory response could be the key link between high saturated fat intake -- a recognized risk factor for obesity-related disorders -- and the development of ... read more

From Brain, to Fat, to Weight Loss

Sep. 24, 2015 — A breakthrough study shows that fat tissue is innervated and that direct stimulation of neurons in fat is sufficient to induce fat breakdown. These results set up the stage for developing novel ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Breakfast, lunch, and dinner? For too many of us, the three meals of the day go more like: office meeting pastry, mid-afternoon energy drink, and midnight pizza. In a new article, scientists present ... read more

Investigation Questions Expert Advice Underpinning New US Dietary Guidelines

Sep. 23, 2015 — The expert report underpinning the latest dietary guidelines for Americans fails to reflect much relevant scientific literature in its reviews of crucial topics and therefore risks giving a ... read more

Calorie Consumption: Do Numbers or Graphics Encourage Diners to Eat Less?

Sep. 23, 2015 — To encourage consumers to lower their caloric intake, the US Food and Drug Administration now requires most chain restaurants to state the number of calories that each menu item contains. But is a ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — New research suggests that the movements involved in fidgeting may counteract the adverse health impacts of sitting for long ... read more

Not All Trans Fatty Acids Are Bad for You, New Research Suggests

Sep. 22, 2015 — New evidence suggests that low levels of trans fatty acids may not be as harmful to human health as previously thought, even if industrially produced, and may even be beneficial if they occur ... read more

Eating More Fruits and Non-Starchy Vegetables Is Associated With Less Weight Gain

Sep. 22, 2015 — Increased consumption of fruits and non-starchy vegetables is inversely associated with weight change, according to a new study. The longitudinal study shows differences by type of fruit or ... read more

Mice Exposed to Environmental Chemicals May Show Decreased Physical Activity in Offspring

Sep. 21, 2015 — Endocrine disruptors interfere with endocrine or hormone systems and can cause tumors, birth defects and developmental disorders in mammals. Now, a study suggests that female mice exposed to ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — If you are struggling with weight gain, you might be surprised to know that your parents had it easier - they could eat more and exercise less, and still avoid obesity, according to a recent ... read more

A High Fat Diet Leads to Overeating Because of Faulty Brain Signaling

Sep. 21, 2015 — Defective signaling in the brain can cause overeating of high fat foods in mice, leading to obesity, according to a new article. The body controls food intake by balancing a need for food to survive ... read more

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