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May 25, 2015

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May 25, 2015

Raising a Glass to the Holidays: Research Finds Extra Alcohol Sold, Consumed on Holidays

May 21, 2015 — Asking people about what they drink on holidays and other special occasions shows we drink around the equivalent of 12 million more bottles of wine a week than we previously thought in England. ... read more

Dignity in Care: Improving Nutrition in People With Dementia

May 19, 2015 — Ensuring dignity in the care and wellbeing of those with dementia is a critical issue. New research has been investigating how to improve nutrition in people with dementia. New training and ... read more

Obesity, Weight Loss Change Splicing Pattern of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Genes

May 21, 2015 — Alternative splicing of obesity and type 2 diabetes related genes may contribute to the pathophysiology of obesity, according to research. Obesity leads to changes in the splicing pattern of ... read more

Omega-3: Intervention for Childhood Behavioral Problems?

May 15, 2015 — Omega-3, a fatty acid commonly found in fish oil, may have long-term neurodevelopmental effects that ultimately reduce antisocial and aggressive behavior problems in children, a new study ... read more

Genome-Wide DNA Study Shows Lasting Impact of Malnutrition in Early Pregnancy

May 14, 2015 — Children whose mothers were malnourished at famine levels during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy had changes in DNA methylation known to suppress genes involved in growth, development, and metabolism ... read more

Vitamin D Levels Predict Survival Chances for Sick Cats, Study Finds

May 13, 2015 — Higher levels of vitamin D are linked to better survival chances for hospitalized pet cats, a study has found. The findings suggest that cats may hold vital clues about the health benefits of vitamin ... read more

Many Probiotics Are Contaminated With Traces of Gluten

May 15, 2015 — More than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten, according to an analysis. Tests on 22 top-selling probiotics revealed that 12 of them (or 55%) had detectable gluten. Gluten is a ... read more

Growing Interest: School-Grown Vegetables Increase Salad Selection

May 14, 2015 — If kids grow vegetables, they're more likely to eat them. A new study shows that when garden grown vegetables were slipped into school salads, kids were over four times as likely to take a ... read more

First Study of Effects of Ultraman Competitions

May 13, 2015 — For the first time, researchers are looking at the incredibly grueling competition called the Ultraman, and what it does to your body. The Ultraman is a three-day competition designed to test an ... read more

Potential Obesity Treatment Targets the Two Sides of Appetite: Hunger and Feeling Full

May 13, 2015 — Our bodies' hormones work together to tell us when to eat and when to stop. But for many people who are obese, this system is off-balance. Now scientists have designed a hormone-like compound to ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Coffee has gone from dietary foe to friend in recent years, partly due to the revelation that it's rich in antioxidants. Now even spent coffee grounds are gaining attention for being chock-full ... read more

Childhood Obesity Influenced by How Kids Are Fed, Not Just What They Eat

May 13, 2015 — As the childhood obesity epidemic increases, researchers are discovering that the way caregivers feed their kids may be just as important as what they give them to eat. A new study reviews how a ... read more

Can Diet and Exercise Prevent Muscle Loss in Old Age? Maybe Not

May 13, 2015 — Between the ages of 40 and 80, an estimated 30 to 50 per cent of muscle mass is lost, resulting in lower strength and less ability to carry out everyday tasks. This process -- known as sarcopenia -- ... read more

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Linked to Eating Disorders

May 12, 2015 — Transgender and non-transgender lesbian, gay and bisexual students are at greater risk for eating disorders, finds a new study. The study used data from the American College Health ... read more

Deciphering the Neural Code That Links Food to Aging

May 12, 2015 — Diet exerts a major impact on health and aging. The nervous system plays an important role in this process but, thus far, how food signals are interpreted by the nervous system has been a mystery. A ... read more

Gender Difference in Vital Cell Count of HIV Patients

May 12, 2015 — Male HIV patients in rural South Africa reach the low immunity levels required to become eligible for antiretroviral treatment in less than half the time it takes for immunity levels to drop to ... read more

Obesity Increases Risk of Developing Cancer

May 12, 2015 — Cancer is more likely to develop in people who are very overweight (obese), because surplus body fat interferes with various hormone cycles and with glucose and fat metabolism. A metabolic expert ... read more

First Beef With the Goodness of Fish

May 11, 2015 — Chinese scientists have reared beef rich in the beneficial fatty acids associated with fish oils. The study highlights the scientific challenges that remain following the successful introduction of a ... read more

Female Children of Service Members More Vulnerable to Eating Disorders, Obesity Than Civilians

May 11, 2015 — Adolescent female military dependents may be at higher risk than civilians for eating disorders and associated problems, according to a study that gives insight into the additional vulnerabilities of ... read more

Dine With a Light Eater If You Want to Consume Less

May 11, 2015 — How much food your dining companion eats can have a big influence on how much you consume, a study concludes. This psychological effect, known as social modeling, leads people to eat less than they ... read more

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