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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

Mandatory Targets to Cut Salt Would Reduce Excess Heart Disease Deaths in Deprived Areas

July 1, 2015 — Mandatory targets to reduce salt in processed food would help tackle inequalities in coronary heart disease that lead to excess deaths in deprived areas of England, according to ... read more

To Shed Weight, Go Vegan

June 30, 2015 — People on a vegetarian diet, and especially those following a vegan one that includes no animal products, see better results than dieters on other weight-reducing plans. In fact, they can lose around ... read more

Vitamin A Supplementation May Cause Immune System to 'Forget' Past Infections

June 30, 2015 — Although vitamin A supplementation can have profound health benefits when someone is deficient, new evidence is emerging to show that vitamin A supplementation above and beyond normal levels may have ... read more

Offering Healthier Options at Carryout Stores Improves Bottom Line

June 30, 2015 — A pilot program designed to encourage mom and pop carryout shops in Baltimore to promote and sell healthier menu items not only improved eating habits, but also increased the stores' gross ... read more

What Effect Does Marijuana Really Have on Weight Gain? It's Complicated

June 30, 2015 — While cannabis alters the functions of neurobiological circuits controlling appetite, its effect on weight gain is complex since several factors appear to be involved. The main finding of the study ... read more

Muscadine Grape Seed Oil May Help Reduce Obesity

June 29, 2015 — Most of the seeds and skin from grapes used for wine production winds up in waste streams. But scientists have found that the oil extracted from Muscadine grape seeds produces a form of Vitamin E, ... read more

Lean but Not Hungry: Molecular Switch for a Healthy Metabolism Discovered

June 29, 2015 — The protein complex mTORC1 is a central regulator of cell metabolism. In the active state, it stimulates anabolic processes and increases the production and storage of proteins and lipids. ... read more

Is Marriage Good or Bad for the Figure?

June 29, 2015 — It is generally assumed that marriage has a positive influence on health and life expectancy. But does this "marriage bonus" also apply to the health indicator of body weight? Researchers ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Parents could banish their children’s fussy eating habits by following three simple steps, a new study suggests.               ... read more

Risk Score Developed for Life Expectancy of Hospital Patients

June 29, 2015 — The world's first prognosis scoring system (PANDORA score) for hospital patients, and their life expectancy within the next 30 days, has been developed by scientists. To determine the score, ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Do you want to be seen as a better cook and a more loving parent? It's as easy as serving a vegetable at dinner, according to recent research. Families are most likely to consume vegetables at ... read more

June 26, 2015 — What impact can exercise done early in life have on the propensity for exercising during the adult years? Researchers did experiments on mice in the lab to find out. They found that early-age ... read more

Online Computer Game Can Help Shed Weight, Reduce Food Intake

June 26, 2015 — A simple new computerized game could help people control their snacking impulses and lose weight. Psychologists report that participants lost an average of 0.7kg and consumed around 220 fewer ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Fructose not only results in a lower level of satiety, it also stimulates the reward system in the brain to a lesser degree than glucose. This may cause excessive consumption accompanied by effects ... read more

Eating in the Absence of Hunger: A Recipe for Expanding Waistline

June 25, 2015 — Snacking when you're not hungry can cause weight gain as much as overly large portion sizes and energy-rich foods, a researcher ... read more

Weight Loss, Combined With Vitamin D, Reduces Inflammation Linked to Cancer, Chronic Disease

June 24, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplementation, has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone. Chronic ... read more

New Zealand Blackcurrants Good for the Brain

June 24, 2015 — New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile, researchers report, a finding that could have potential in managing the mental decline associated with aging populations, ... read more

Dietary Guidelines for Americans Shouldn't Place Limits on Total Fat Intake

June 23, 2015 — Researchers call on the American federal government to drop restrictions on total fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for ... read more

'Fitness' Foods May Cause Consumers to Eat More, Exercise Less

June 23, 2015 — Weight-conscious consumers are often drawn to foods such as Clif Bars and Wheaties, whose packaging suggests that they promote fitness. But according to a new study, such "fitness branding" ... read more

Getting Children to Embrace Healthy Food

June 23, 2015 — If the packaging has an appealing design, primary school children also reach for healthy foods, a study shows. The method developed in the study can be used, the researchers say, to investigate how ... read more

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