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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

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

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

Heavy Smokers, Smokers Who Are Obese Gain More Weight After Quitting

Aug. 13, 2015 — For smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked per day and current body mass index are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, according to ... read more

Controlling Inflammation to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk

Aug. 7, 2015 — An unresolved inflammatory response is likely to be involved from the early stages of disease development, scientists say. Controlling inflammation is crucial to human health and a key future ... read more

Believing You Are Overweight May Lead to Further Weight Gain

Aug. 6, 2015 — People who recognize they are overweight or obese are more likely to put on weight than those who are unaware that they may be heavier than doctors would advise, according to ... read more

How to Encourage Healthy Dental Habits Away from Home

July 31, 2015 — School is just around the corner, which means backpacks and packed lunches await your children. One expert offers tips for parents to promote healthy dental habits while away from ... read more

Sugar in Your Cuppa Not Just About a Sweet Tooth

July 30, 2015 — New research has given tea and coffee drinkers new information about why their favorite drinks taste as they do. The study shows that sugar has an important effect in reducing the bitterness of tea ... read more

Could a Sugar Tax Help Combat Obesity?

July 29, 2015 — Following the British Medical Association's call for a 20 percent sugar tax to subsidize the cost of fruit and vegetables, experts debate whether a sugar tax could help combat ... read more

More Secondary Schools Serve Healthier Lunches

July 28, 2015 — Secondary students found healthier foods on more lunch menus in 2013 than in 2011, resulting in fewer nutrition disparities for small schools or those with racially diverse student ... read more

Insight on Causes of Child Obesity, Tactics to End It

July 27, 2015 — Encouraging more social interaction for children rather than just limiting TV time and enforcing strong nutritional policies in schools are two of the ways to decrease child obesity rates, according ... read more

Sausage or Broccoli on Your Pizza? How Decision Frames Influence People's Food Orders

July 27, 2015 — How people decide to customize their food orders has implications for food retailers and the consumers themselves. A new study seeks to explain the way people decide to customize their food orders ... read more

'Successful Aging' Linked to Harmful Drinking Among Over 50s

July 23, 2015 — The over 50s who are 'successful agers' -- healthy, active, sociable, and well off -- are more at risk of harmful drinking than their less successful peers, concludes new ... read more

Building Confidence Helps People With MS Have Fuller Lives, Reports Researcher

July 23, 2015 — To help people with MS maintain autonomy and independence, a team of researchers set out to determine what factors prevented individuals from undertaking and enjoying the activities they believe are ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Is your favorite grocery store making you fat? According to new research findings, a Grocer Retailer Scorecard may be an effective healthy shopping tool that benefits both grocers and ... read more

Massachusetts Schools Are Improving Food Options

July 22, 2015 — Researchers examined schools across the commonwealth following the implementation of a statewide nutrition bill. Their findings show the feasibility of making significant improvements in the ... read more

Current Dietary Protein Recommendations Need Updating, Experts Say

July 22, 2015 — New research based on modern techniques suggests that recommendations for protein intake in healthy populations may be ... read more

Progressively Reducing the Nicotine Content of Cigarettes May Not Lead Smokers to Quit

July 22, 2015 — The US Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, passed in 2009, permits the US Food and Drug Administration to set standards for cigarette nicotine content. The FDA is accordingly ... read more

Low Birth Weight Combined With Unhealthy Adult Lifestyle May Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

July 21, 2015 — People who are a low weight at birth and have unhealthy habits as adults, such as eating nutritionally poor diets or smoking, may have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people born at ... read more

Grandparents' Affection Piling on the Pounds in Chinese Children

July 17, 2015 — Affection from grandparents towards their grandchildren may play a major role in contributing to the childhood obesity pandemic in China, new research reveals. Chinese children who are mainly cared ... read more

Sitting Time Not Associated With Poorer Diets in US Adults

July 16, 2015 — Previously identified associations between TV viewing and a less healthful diet may stem from exposure to advertisements of high calorie foods and 'distracted eating' rather than the ... read more

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