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May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015

Measuring Arm Circumference Is a More Reliable Indicator of Malnutrition

May 26, 2015 — The World Health Organization's current weight-based guidelines for assessing malnutrition in children with diarrhea are not as reliable as measuring the child's upper arm circumference, ... read more

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

May 21, 2015 — An extract from the thunder god vine, which has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, reduces food intake and causes up to a 45 percent decrease in body weight in obese mice. The ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Although eating high-protein, afternoon snacks can aid appetite control in adults, little information exists to guide parents on what types of snacks might benefit their adolescent children. Now, ... read more

Study Questions Beneficial Effects of a Nordic Diet on Cardiovascular Events

May 21, 2015 — Although individual components of a healthy so-called Nordic diet previously have been linked to beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, as well as to other health effects, there is no evidence ... 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

UK Population Is Becoming Overweight and Obese at Younger Ages

May 19, 2015 — Children born since the 1980s are two to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by the age of 10, according to new research. The study characterized population ... read more

Skipping Meals Linked to Abdominal Weight Gain

May 19, 2015 — Skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain, a new study in animals suggests. In the study, mice that ate all of their food as a single meal and ... read more

How People Defend Eating Meat

May 18, 2015 — Meat eaters who justify their eating habits feel less guilty and are more tolerant of social inequality say researchers. They found that the vast majority of omnivores defend consuming animals by ... read more

Obesity Research Finds Leptin Hormone Isn't the Overeating Culprit

May 18, 2015 — For years, scientists have pointed to leptin resistance as a possible cause of obesity. Research, however, has found that leptin action isn't the culprit. Leptin is a hormone that plays a role ... 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

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