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August 2, 2015

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August 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Is This Restaurant Making Me Fat?

July 16, 2015 — Is your favorite restaurant making you fat? New research findings identify an effective tool for measuring how well a restaurant is at helping diners make healthy choices. The Restaurant Scorecard ... read more

Obesity-Related Behaviors Increase When School's out

July 14, 2015 — Regardless of family income, children on summer break consume more sugar, watch more television, and eat fewer vegetables than the rest of the year, according to researchers. Although ... read more

July 14, 2015 — Researchers found the biggest differences between low and high scores came from individuals not consuming enough water, consuming too many calories from beverages, and not consuming enough fluid ... read more

Plump Cartoon Characters Provoke Indulgent Eating in Kids, Says Study

July 13, 2015 — Children consume more low-nutrition, high-calorie food such as cookies and candy after observing seemingly overweight cartoon characters, according to a first-of-its-kind ... read more

Diet and Exercise Does Not Prevent Gestational Diabetes in Obese Women

July 10, 2015 — A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, whilst effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a new study. The research suggests that ... read more

For Children With Allergies, Reading Food Labels Crucial

July 9, 2015 — It is estimated that one in every 13 children in the U.S. has a food allergy. Food allergy reactions can range from a rash to respiratory distress and even death. The uncertainty of how a child will ... read more

Coffee Not Associated With Lifestyle Diseases

July 9, 2015 — Danish researchers are the first in the world to have used our genes to investigate the impact of coffee on the body. The new study shows that coffee neither increases nor decreases the risk of ... read more

Mothers Who Smoke, Give Birth Preterm More Than Triple Their CVD Risk

July 8, 2015 — Mothers who smoke and have a preterm birth more than triple their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to research in more than 900,000 mothers. The researchers also discovered that CVD ... read more

Healthy Diets for Youth With Type 1 Diabetes Can Be Hard for Parents to Obtain

July 8, 2015 — Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) often need to modify their eating habits, but many youths with T1DM do not consume a healthful diet. To learn more about the challenges their parents may ... read more

Kids' Brain Responses to Food Depend on Their Body Composition

July 7, 2015 — Research using brain-imaging technology has revealed a brain response pattern in children that might represent a step along the path to childhood ... read more

Anorexia Susceptibility May Be Linked to Stress-Coping Strategy and Mom's Stress Levels During Pregnancy

July 7, 2015 — Researchers have found that offspring born to mother rats stressed during pregnancy lost weight faster and failed to turn on appropriate brain hunger signals in response to exercise and food ... read more

Vitamin C Related to Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Early Death

July 7, 2015 — High vitamin C concentrations in the blood from the intake of fruit and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, new research ... read more

Lifestyle Factors Associated With Less Heart Failure After 65

July 6, 2015 — Adults who walked briskly, were moderately active in their leisure time, drank moderately, didn't smoke and avoided obesity had half the risk of heart failure as adults who did not optimize ... read more

Cancer Survivors Who Smoke Perceive Less Risk from Tobacco

July 2, 2015 — Cancer survivors who smoke report fewer negative opinions about smoking, have more barriers to quitting, and are around other smokers more often than survivors who had quit before or after their ... read more

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