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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Adolescent Weight Gain on Popular Injectable Contraceptive May Depend on Micronutrient Intake

Feb. 2, 2016 — Since its introduction nearly 23 years ago, the popular injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) has been associated with causing substantial weight gain in some adolescent ... read more

Community Lifestyle Intervention Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Diabetes Patients

Feb. 1, 2016 — It took just 16 two-hour classes on the basics of a healthy lifestyle to substantially reduce cardiovascular risks associated with type 2 diabetes and elevated fasting blood glucose levels for 110 ... read more

Spending More on Food Is Associated With a Healthier Diet, Weight

Jan. 27, 2016 — According to an epidemiological study, increasing the money you spend on food is linked to a better quality diet, particularly increased consumption of fruit and vegetables, leading to a healthier ... read more

Messages from the Food Police

Jan. 26, 2016 — We have all seen messages from the 'food police' telling us that sugary snacks are bad. But is it possible that seeing these messages actually make us more likely to eat sugary snacks? ... read more

Brain Function Differs in Obese Children, Study Shows

Jan. 25, 2016 — The brains of children who are obese function differently from those of children of healthy weight, and exhibit an "imbalance" between food-seeking and food-avoiding behaviors, researchers ... read more

Link Between Food Advertising, Child Food Consumption

Jan. 25, 2016 — Unhealthy food advertising does increase food intake in children, new research confirms. The analysis showed that unhealthy food advertising exposure significantly increased food consumption in ... read more

Parental Support Has Positive Effect on Children's Eating Behaviours

Jan. 21, 2016 — Parental support programs in areas with the greatest needs can have a positive effect on the consumption of unhealthy food and drink and on weight increases in obese children, according to a ... read more

Brain Study Reveals Mindfulness Could Help Prevent Obesity in Children

Jan. 21, 2016 — Mindfulness, described as paying attention on purpose and being in the present moment with acceptance, could be an effective way to help children avoid obesity. New research suggests that the balance ... read more

It's Mom Who Sees Troubles for Teens With Food Allergies

Jan. 20, 2016 — Mothers of teens with food allergies are more likely than the kids themselves to report that the youth have emotional and behavioral problems, a new study ... read more

Increased Diabetes Risk Associated With Youth Antipsychotic Treatment, Rare With Small Absolute Incidence Rates

Jan. 20, 2016 — Antipsychotic treatment in youth was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, although the condition appeared to be rare with small absolute incidence rates, a review of medical ... read more

Work Schedule Is Top Barrier to Staying Healthy

Jan. 20, 2016 — “The Mayo Clinic National Health Check-Up takes a pulse on Americans’ health opinions and behaviors, from barriers to getting healthy to perceptions of aging, to help identify opportunities to ... read more

Weekend Binges Just as Bad for the Gut as a Regular Junk Food Diet, Study Suggests

Jan. 20, 2016 — Yo-yoing between eating well during the week and binging on junk food over the weekend is likely to be just as bad for your gut health as a consistent diet of junk, new research ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — Two consecutive nights of extended sleep, a typical weekend occurrence, appears to counteract the increased risk of diabetes associated with short-term sleep restriction during the work week, at ... read more

Weight Loss, Quitting Smoking and Giving Up Alcohol May Be Aided by Hormones from Our Guts

Jan. 15, 2016 — Scientists are investigating whether an infusion of gut hormones could help people to stop over-eating, quit smoking, or give up alcohol. In the study, volunteers will have three infusions of ... read more

What You Eat Can Influence How You Sleep

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new study found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted ... read more

Seduced by the Label: How Nutrition Information Leads You to Buy More

Jan. 14, 2016 — Have you ever been to the supermarket and chosen foods based on nutrition labels? If so, be cautious, because the nutrition values you see on labels can substantially differ based on the recommended ... read more

Low Resistance to Stress at Age 18 Years Can Increase the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Adulthood by Up to 50 Percent

Jan. 13, 2016 — Low resistance to stress in men at age 18 years can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood by up to 50 percent, new research shows. In this new study, the authors examined whether low ... read more

Blueberries, Citrus Fruits, Red Wine Associated With Reduced Erectile Dysfunction

Jan. 13, 2016 — Flavonoid-rich foods are associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction, according to a new study. Of all the different flavonoids, Anthocyanins (found in blueberries, cherries, blackberries, ... read more

You Eat What You Are? Changing Identity to Motivate Healthy Eating

Jan. 13, 2016 — If you’ve resolved to eat more healthily this year, you might find that imagining yourself as a healthy eater is the key to changing your behavior for the better. A new paper explores the concept ... read more

Coffee to Keep New Year Fitness Resolutions

Jan. 13, 2016 — Experts suggest the use of caffeine could help people stick to their fitness plans. Responding to the findings that the majority of people give up their resolution to do more exercise within the ... read more

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