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June 30, 2015

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June 30, 2015

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

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

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

Prevalence of Overweight, Obesity in the United States

June 22, 2015 — More than two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, according to new estimates. Overweight and obesity are associated with a variety of chronic health conditions, which could ... read more

Grandparental Support Helps Reduce Risk of Child Obesity

June 22, 2015 — According to an English saying, it takes a whole village to raise a child. A new study has shown how important the support from grandparents could be. According to the study, emotional support from ... read more

Obesity: Small Intestine Contributes to Chronic Inflammation

June 22, 2015 — Obesity is caused by numerous and complex factors, some of which are as yet unsuspected. Scientists have now shown that severe obesity is accompanied by inflammation of the small intestine and ... read more

Drug Improves Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease-Mouse Model in Spite of Diet

June 19, 2015 — Long-term administration of a drug that mimics the hunger-signaling hormone ghrelin protected Alzheimer’s disease-model mice from memory deterioration, despite a high-glycemic-index diet, ... read more

Doctors Often Misdiagnose Zinc Deficiency, Unaware of Impact of Excess Zinc

June 19, 2015 — Doctors often misdiagnose zinc deficiency, and seem to be unaware of the impact of excess zinc on the body, shows a small audit of clinical practice. Zinc is an essential trace element that is ... read more

Scientists Turn White Fat Into Obesity-Fighting Beige Fat

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have shown that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning 'beige' fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity. ... read more

Avoidant/restrictive Food Intake Disorder: More Than Just Picky Eating

June 18, 2015 — A new commentary by experts reflects on the clinical impact of the diagnosis of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, and the work that remains in terms of treatments and improved ... read more

Dietary Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory

June 17, 2015 — Higher consumption of dietary trans fatty acids (dTFA), commonly used in processed foods to improve taste, texture and durability, has been linked to worsened memory function in men 45 years old and ... read more

Weighing Yourself Daily Can Tip the Scale in Your Favor

June 17, 2015 — For those wishing to lose weight and keep it off, here’s a simple strategy that works: step on a scale each day and track the results. A two-year study found that frequent self-weighing and ... read more

Warning Over Poor Cooking Skills Among Teenagers

June 17, 2015 — Young people lack confidence and skills in the kitchen, with many considering microwaving a pizza to be cooking, according to a study. They are also not worried about their health, believing that ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of ... read more

Human Cell Models Accelerate Research Into Brown Fat

June 16, 2015 — A team of researchers has created cell lines of human brown and white fat precursor cells that will help investigators to pick apart the factors that drive the development and activity of each type ... read more

Nut Consumption Associated With Reduced Risk of Some Types of Cancer

June 16, 2015 — Nut consumption has long been hypothesized to have a role in preventing both of these diseases, but until now evidence has been inconsistent. A new systematic review and meta-analysis shows that nut ... read more

New Review Highlights Principles of Nutrition Management of Inherited Metabolic Disorders

June 16, 2015 — The basic principles of chronic nutrition management of inherited metabolic disorders have been highlighted in a new ... read more

Hyperlipidemia, Caused by a High-Fat Diet, Aggressively Accelerates Organ Rejection

June 16, 2015 — Two studies demonstrate that hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol and high triglycerides in the blood) caused by a high-fat diet accelerates heart-transplant rejection in mice. The researchers also found ... read more

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