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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Simplified Nutritional Labels Spur Healthier Choices in Grocery Stores

Feb. 2, 2016 — Looking at single number -- a score that represents the nutritional value of what's inside the packaging -- leads to healthier buying choices. The study compares consumer buyer behavior using ... 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

Heightened Ability to Imagine Odors Linked to Higher Body Weight

Jan. 18, 2016 — The ability to vividly imagine the smell of popcorn, freshly baked cookies and even non-food odors is greater in obese adults, new research suggests. Vivid mental imagery is a key factor in ... 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

Jan. 14, 2016 — An explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby's brain, has been uncovered by a group of researchers. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such ... 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

Jan. 11, 2016 — The organic food industry has grown from fresh produce and grains to snack foods and condiments -- from farmers markets to supercenters. Has this new variety in organic products, and the availability ... read more

Eat Less and Be Happy: Is It Possible?

Jan. 7, 2016 — Small, uncertain incentives stimulate the same reward center of the brain as food, new brain-imaging research reveals. In a new article, the authors offer food for thought on why we overeat and how ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — In its simplest terms, weight loss occurs when the amount of energy consumed in the form of food is less than the amount of energy burned. This can be accomplished by eating less or exercising more. ... read more

People Face Subconscious Urges to Over-Eat in Winter, Research Shows

Jan. 6, 2016 — People have evolved to have subconscious urges to over-eat, and limited ability to avoid becoming obese, especially in winter, a new study has ... read more

MIND Diet Repeatedly Ranked Among Best

Jan. 5, 2016 — A diet proven to lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent in participants who adhered to the diet rigorously has also been ranked as the easiest diet to follow by U.S. News ... read more

Taking Vitamin D May Benefit People With Multiple Sclerosis

Jan. 4, 2016 — Taking a high dose of vitamin D3 is safe for people with multiple sclerosis and may help regulate the body's hyperactive immune response, according to a pilot ... read more

Dec. 30, 2015 — The tendency of today's consumers to eat when they are not hungry might be less advantageous for health than eating when they are hungry, suggests a new ... read more

Liver May Sway Sweet Tooth, Alcohol Consumption

Dec. 25, 2015 — It may be your liver (and not your better judgement) that keeps you away from excess sweets this holiday season. Two independent research groups have found the first evidence of a liver-derived ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency Does Not Increase Risk and Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dec. 23, 2015 — A recent study of elderly men found no evidence that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increased in severity (or prevalence) as a result of vitamin D deficiency. The researchers also found no evidence to ... read more

Overeating and Depressed? There's a Connection, and Maybe a Solution

Dec. 21, 2015 — Chronic overeating and stress are tied to an increased risk of depression and anxiety, and in a new study, researchers explain why that happens and suggest a possible solution. The researchers report ... read more

Candy Games Stimulate Appetite

Dec. 18, 2015 — At least once a week, two thirds of all children of primary-school age will play an internet game that was created to draw attention to a brand. Most of these advertisements are for snacks and candy. ... read more

Healthy Reflections: Mirrors Can Make Unhealthy Foods Less Tasty

Dec. 17, 2015 — People often choose the unhealthy food because they think it is tastier. Aiming for solutions promoting healthy eating practices and ultimately combating obesity, this research shows that the ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — Chronic alcohol use, when combined with repeated binge drinking, causes more damage to the liver than previously thought, new research ... read more

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