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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

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

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

Study Examines Role of Vegetable Food Pairings in School Plate Waste

Sep. 14, 2015 — School meals paired with popular vegetables are less likely to wind up in garbage bins, research has shown. A research team measured food waste in three elementary schools in Bryan and ... read more

Call for Government to Curb the Production and Sale of Cheap Salty Junk Food

Sep. 11, 2015 — A World Health Organization adviser is calling for the British government to stop food manufacturers and distributors producing and selling unhealthy, cheap, salty junk ... read more

Sep. 11, 2015 — Elementary and middle school students who are given at least 25 minutes to eat lunch are more likely to choose fruits and consume more of their entrees, milk, and vegetables according to a new ... read more

Thinking People Are Born Fat or Born Thin Is Bad for Your Health

Sep. 8, 2015 — Though the belief that DNA determines weight is highly debated, it appears to be shaping people's lives. A new study finds that those who believe that weight is outside of their control have ... read more

Food Insecurity Linked to Adolescent Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome

Sep. 2, 2015 — New research indicates that household food insecurity dramatically increases the likelihood of metabolic diseases in children, with many showing chronic disease markers before they graduate from high ... read more

Manipulation of Food Structure Could Lead the Way to a Healthier Diet

Sep. 2, 2015 — Preserving the natural structure of dietary fiber during food production can help to slow the rise in blood sugar levels after a meal, researchers show. Starch is one of the largest sources of ... read more

New Study Reveals How Changes in Lifestyle Are Contributing to Dramatic Rise in Obesity

Sep. 1, 2015 — Changes in lifestyle over the past 30 years have led to a sharp reduction in the strenuousness of daily life, which researchers say may explain why there has been a dramatic rise in ... read more

Watching More TV as a Young Adult Predicts Obesity

Aug. 31, 2015 — The more hours young adults spend watching television each day, the greater the likelihood that they'll have a higher body mass index and bigger waist circumference, a 15-year analysis ... read more

Shift Focus from Calorie Counting to Nutritional Value for Heart Health, Say Experts

Aug. 26, 2015 — It's time to stop counting the calories, and instead start promoting the nutritional value of foods if we are to rapidly cut illness and death from cardiovascular disease and curb the rising ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new model for recovering would-be wasted -- or surplus -- food and repurposing it to feed hungry people, generate revenue and even create jobs was recently piloted in West Philadelphia. The report ... read more

The Fear of Trying New Foods May Have Negative Dietary Implications

Aug. 26, 2015 — Neophobic children have a lower quality index in terms of the Mediterranean diet. Food neophobia is the fear of or refusal to try new foods. This is a typical feature in infant development. ... read more

Food Intake, a Fragile Balance Between Neural Pathways

Aug. 24, 2015 — Scientists investigated the relative role of energy needs and "pleasure" of eating in food intake. The researchers studied a group of neurons in mice. They observed that when the neuron ... read more

High Sugar Consumption Among Children Relates to Poor Family Functioning, Study Finds

Aug. 21, 2015 — The quality of general family functioning is a major determinant of healthy dietary habits, according to new research. A British study found that a mother's perception of effective general ... read more

Teen Smokers Struggle With Body-Related Shame, Guilt

Aug. 19, 2015 — Are teen smokers who pick up the habit doing so because they have a negative self-image? Does the typical teenaged smoker try to balance out this unhealthy habit with more exercise? And if so, then ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Having friends who suffer from depression doesn't affect the mental health of others, according to research led by the University of ... read more

Hot Chilli May Unlock a New Treatment for Obesity

Aug. 18, 2015 — A high-fat diet may impair important receptors located in the stomach that signal fullness, researchers have discovered. They investigated the association between hot chilli pepper receptors (TRPV1) ... read more

GABA Supplementation Improves Planning for Actions, Study Shows

Aug. 18, 2015 — People show an enhanced ability of prioritizing planned actions after the ingestion of the food supplement GABA, reports a team of psychologists and other ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Regular consumption of caffeinated coffee may help prevent the return of colon cancer after treatment and improve the chances of a cure, according to a new, large study that reported this striking ... read more

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