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July 4, 2015

Offering Healthier Options at Carryout Stores Improves Bottom Line

June 30, 2015 — A pilot program designed to encourage mom and pop carryout shops in Baltimore to promote and sell healthier menu items not only improved eating habits, but also increased the stores' gross ... read more

Emergency Visits for Childhood Food Allergy on Rise in Illinois

June 26, 2015 — Emergency room visits and hospitalizations of children with severe, potentially life-threatening food allergy reactions increased nearly 30 percent in Illinois over five years, reports a new study. ... read more

'Fitness' Foods May Cause Consumers to Eat More, Exercise Less

June 23, 2015 — Weight-conscious consumers are often drawn to foods such as Clif Bars and Wheaties, whose packaging suggests that they promote fitness. But according to a new study, such "fitness branding" ... read more

Getting Children to Embrace Healthy Food

June 23, 2015 — If the packaging has an appealing design, primary school children also reach for healthy foods, a study shows. The method developed in the study can be used, the researchers say, to investigate how ... read more

Smoking Around Your Toddler Could Be Just as Bad as Smoking While Pregnant

June 22, 2015 — Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age, reveal researchers. “We suspect the statistics we’ve ... read more

Warning Over Poor Cooking Skills Among Teenagers

June 17, 2015 — Young people lack confidence and skills in the kitchen, with many considering microwaving a pizza to be cooking, according to a study. They are also not worried about their health, believing that ... read more

Lack of Sleep Affects Long-Term Health

June 16, 2015 — Maintaining a good night's sleep is important for our future health, partly because of how it affects lifestyle factors. Previous population based studies have not provided sufficient ... read more

Hyperlipidemia, Caused by a High-Fat Diet, Aggressively Accelerates Organ Rejection

June 16, 2015 — Two studies demonstrate that hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol and high triglycerides in the blood) caused by a high-fat diet accelerates heart-transplant rejection in mice. The researchers also found ... read more

Children's Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in England Has Dropped 80 Percent Since 1998

June 11, 2015 — In England, children's exposure to secondhand smoke has declined by approximately 80 percent since 1998, a new study shows. Also, an emerging social norm in England has led to the adoption of ... read more

Weekend Screen Time Linked to Poorer Bone Health in Teen Boys

June 10, 2015 — Weekend screen time is linked to poorer teen bone health -- but only in boys, reveals new research. The apparent lack of impact of leisure screen time on teen girls' bone health may be explained ... read more

Are the Data Underlying the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Flawed?

June 9, 2015 — U.S. government-issued dietary recommendations continue to evolve over time. In a new article, an obesity theorist and cardiovascular health researchers claim that the main source of dietary ... read more

Can Not Having Enough to Eat Lead to Poor Diabetes Management?

June 9, 2015 — Latinos who worry about having enough food to eat -- so-called food insecurity -- report having a poorer diet and exhibit worse glycemic control than those who aren't worried about having ... read more

June 9, 2015 — Food wasted means money wasted which can be an expensive problem especially in homes with financial constraints. A new study shows that the top causes of food waste in such homes include buying too ... read more

Children With TBI Have Poorer Sleep Quality, More Daytime Sleepiness

June 8, 2015 — Children with traumatic brain injuries have poorer sleep and more daytime sleepiness in comparison to healthy children, new research confirms. The children with TBI also had impaired emotional, ... read more

June 8, 2015 — If you want people to choose healthier foods, emphasize the positive, says a study. The study showed that when it comes to nutrition education, dos work a lot better than don'ts. This is ... read more

June 4, 2015 — When people know the calories and fat content in foods, they lean toward healthier fare, a study of food labels in dining halls shows. Despite municipal and federal legislation in the pipelines for ... read more

The Less You Sleep, the More You Eat

June 1, 2015 — Factors influencing food intake have, and continue to be, a hotly contested subject. A new paper suggests that disrupted sleep could be one factor contributing to excessive food intake and thus ... read more

Western Diet May Increase Risk of Death After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

June 1, 2015 — After a prostate cancer diagnosis, eating a diet higher in red and processed meat, high-fat dairy foods, and refined grains -- known as a Western diet -- may lead to a significantly higher risk of ... read more

Smokers and Those Exposed to Passive Smoke Require More Anesthetic and Painkiller During Operations

May 29, 2015 — New research shows that both smokers and those exposed to passive smoke require more anesthetic and painkillers to reach the same level of anesthesia as ... read more

Earning a College Degree Before, but Not After, Getting Married Protects Against Obesity

May 28, 2015 — People who earn a college degree before getting married are much less likely to become obese than those who graduate from college after getting married, according to a new ... read more

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