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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

School Competitive Food Policies Appears Tied to Neighborhood Socioeconomics

May 4, 2015 — Policy changes in California to make the food and beverages that compete with school meal programs more healthy for students appear to have improved childhood overweight/obesity prevalence trends, ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Latino adults with diabetes who participated in a church-based education program reported eating less high-fat food and exercising more following a trial intervention program. The Picture Good Health ... read more

Family Break-Up Linked to Heightened Risk of Psychosomatic Problems in Teens

Apr. 27, 2015 — Parental separation or divorce is linked to a heightened risk of psychosomatic problems among the children in the family, indicates new research. But joint custody seems to be less problematic than ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers are using an electronic salt spoon to help families transition to low-sodium ... read more

Despite Warnings, Health Food Stores Recommend Over-the-Counter Dietary Supplements to Minors

Apr. 26, 2015 — Fifteen year olds are not only able to buy over-the-counter dietary supplements from a sampling of health food stores across the country, the staff at those stores actually went so far as to ... read more

Serving Healthy Foods With a Smile May Entice Students to Eat Better

Apr. 26, 2015 — Labeling healthy foods with smiley faces and offering small prizes for buying nutritious items may be a low-cost way to get students to make healthy choices in the school lunch line, according to a ... read more

Sugar and Carbs, Not Physical Inactivity, Behind Surge in Obesity, Say Experts

Apr. 22, 2015 — Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, say experts. It is time to bust myth that anyone -- including athletes -- can outrun a bad diet, they ... read more

Clinical Studies Show 'CHORI-Bar' Results in Broad Scale Health Improvements

Apr. 22, 2015 — A fruit-based micronutrient and fiber-dense supplement bar was shown in clinical trials to improve metabolism in overweight/obese otherwise healthy adults in ways that are consistent with reduced ... read more

Labels on Front of Food Packaging Can Enable Healthier Choices, New Research Finds

Apr. 21, 2015 — Front of package nutrition labels can enable consumers to make healthier food choices, a team of researchers has found. "Front of package food labeling is an important tool in helping consumers ... read more

Almost a Fifth in UK Still Not Eating ANY Whole Grains

Apr. 20, 2015 — Experts are calling for the introduction of guidelines around the amount of whole grains we should be eating after it was revealed almost one in five of those in the United Kingdom are not eating any ... read more

New Research Shows How to Tackle Obesity

Apr. 17, 2015 — One size does not fit all when it comes to tackling obesity, according to a new study. Researchers looking at how to tackle England's country's obesity issue and found that currently ... read more

How to Develop Healthy Eating Habits in a Child: Start Early and Eat Your Vegetables

Apr. 17, 2015 — A healthy diet promotes success in life -- better concentration and alertness, better physical health that translates into good mental and emotional ... read more

Half of Older Adults in US Now Taking Aspirin, Survey Shows

Apr. 16, 2015 — Slightly more than half of the older adults in the United States are now taking a daily dose of aspirin, even though its use is not recommended by the Food and Drug Administration for most people who ... read more

Research Identifies Barriers in Tracking Meals and What Foodies Want

Apr. 16, 2015 — Researchers studied how mobile-based food journals integrate into everyday life and specific challenges when using food journaling technology. Their research suggests how future designs might make it ... read more

Building Healthier Communities Should Be a Priority When Preparing for and Recovering from Disasters

Apr. 15, 2015 — US communities and federal agencies should more intentionally seek to create healthier communities during disaster preparation and recovery efforts -- something that rarely happens now, says a new ... read more

Journal Writing Can Help Mothers Raising a Child With Autism Manage Stress

Apr. 15, 2015 — Mothers raising a child with autism can manage stress through emotional disclosure in journal writing, an occupational therapy professor reports. These mothers can get burned out because if there is ... read more

Choice of Protein And Carbohydrate-Rich Foods May Have Big Effects on Long-Term Weight Gain

Apr. 9, 2015 — Small changes to the types of protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods that we eat may have a large impact on preventing long-term weight gain. The study also suggests that changes in refined ... read more

Rats Fed a Dietary Fiber Supplement Had Better Weight Control

Apr. 8, 2015 — Rats fed a fiber supplement while on a high fat and high sugar diet show a much lower weight gain than those who did not eat the fiber, a study shows. A team of researchers says the study helps ... read more

Food Allergies Can Be Transmitted from Blood Products to Children in Rare Cases

Apr. 7, 2015 — In rare cases, children can develop anaphylactic allergies to previously tolerated foods after receiving blood products via transfusion, report the authors of a case study. Blood donors who have food ... read more

Women Smokers Concerned About Weight Are Less Likely to Try to Quit

Apr. 6, 2015 — Women who believe smoking helps them manage their weight are less likely to try quitting in response to anti-smoking policies than other female smokers in the U.S. A new study is the first to find ... read more

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