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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Aug. 25, 2015 — Less than a month before Congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program mandating healthier school lunches, a new study confirms the suspicions of school officials -- many students ... read more

Frequency of Family Meals Increased by a New School Presentation

Aug. 18, 2015 — Teaching young adolescents practical cooking skills leads to positive changes for the entire family, a new study concludes. In their article, researchers evaluated the Kinect-Ed presentation and ... read more

Dealing With the Stigma and 'Lived Experience' of Obesity

Aug. 17, 2015 — How obese people feel about themselves has much to do with how they experience social stigma and it can change over time, a new study has ... read more

When Dinner Table Defiance Could Lead to Health Problems

Aug. 6, 2015 — When most people think of eating disorders, they think of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. But there’s another condition that has nothing to do with concerns over weight, shape or body image, ... read more

Consuming Highly Refined Carbohydrates Increases Risk of Depression

Aug. 5, 2015 — A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study. The study looked at the dietary glycemic index, glycemic ... read more

High Salt Intake Could Be a Risk Factor for Multiple Sclerosis

Aug. 5, 2015 — Here's another reason to put the salt shaker down: New research involving mice shows that diets high in sodium may be a novel risk factor in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) by ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Picky eating among children is a common but burdensome problem that can result in poor nutrition for kids, family conflict, and frustrated parents. Although many families see picky eating as a phase, ... read more

Stress Hormone Reduces Heroin Cravings

July 28, 2015 — Every addiction is characterized by a strong desire for a certain addictive substance, be it nicotine, alcohol or other drug. Researchers recently conducted a study on heroin addiction and ... read more

Insulin Resistance Increases Risk for Alzheimer's Disease, Study Finds

July 27, 2015 — A strong association between insulin resistance and memory function decline has been found by researchers who suggest that this link increases the risk for Alzheimer's ... read more

Biomarkers Higher in Binge Drinkers

July 23, 2015 — A biomarker found in the blood of alcohol users is significantly higher in binge drinkers than in those who consume alcohol moderately, according to a study. The biomarker, called ... read more

July 23, 2015 — When hormone glucagon like peptide-1 was reduced in the central nervous system of laboratory mice, they overate and consumed more high fat food, scientists have found. Although this is not the only ... read more

Body Fat Can Send Signals to Brain, Affecting Stress Response

July 23, 2015 — The brain's effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group of researchers has found that it's a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way ... read more

Expert Panel Sets Nutrition Guidelines to Manage GI Symptoms in Autism

July 23, 2015 — A new guideline for the nutrition of management gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders provides a framework for clinicians to navigate frequently seen issues such as ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Binge-eating in teenagers may be linked to a gene variation, according to new ... read more

Dignity in Dementia: New Research Reveals the Challenges of Providing Good Nutrition in Care Homes

July 20, 2015 — Unexplained weight loss is often seen in people with dementia, which can lead to further complications, including mental and physical deterioration. New research has revealed the challenges of ... read more

July 20, 2015 — What you're reading now secretly tells you whether your country will be skinnier or fatter in three years. After analyzing 50 years of all the food words mentioned in major newspapers like the ... 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

Review Examines Nutritional Issues Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder

July 15, 2015 — There is consensus that children with autism have selective eating patterns, food neophobia, limited food repertoire, and sensory issues. Researchers now report that there are inconsistent results ... read more

Am I Fat? Many of Today's Adolescents Don't Think So

July 14, 2015 — Admitting that you have a weight problem may be the first step in taking action, but a new study found that an increasing number of overweight adolescents do not consider themselves as ... read more

This Is Your Brain on Fried Eggs: Brain, Motivation and Eating a High-Fat Diet

July 14, 2015 — High-fat feeding can cause impairments in the functioning of the mesolimbic dopamine system, according to new research. This system is a critical brain pathway controlling motivation. These findings ... read more

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