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July 1, 2015

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July 1, 2015

June 25, 2015 — A new study outlines how a good appetizer can make people enjoy the main course less, and a mediocre appetizer can make them enjoy the main course ... read more

Regular Soda, Please: Hormone That Differentiates Sugar, Diet Sweeteners Could Exist in Humans

June 11, 2015 — We've all been there: We eat an entire sleeve of fat-free, low-calorie cookies and we're stuffing ourselves with more food 15 minutes later. One theory to explain this phenomenon is that ... read more

College Students Who Binge Drink Have More Delayed Sleep Timing, Variable Sleep Schedules

June 11, 2015 — A new study suggests that students who initiate and/or continue drinking and engage in binge drinking in college have more delayed sleep timing and more variable sleep ... read more

June 9, 2015 — The number of people diagnosed with autism -- a spectrum of disorders characterized by social avoidance, repetitive behaviors and difficulty communicating -- has risen dramatically over the past two ... read more

June 9, 2015 — A possible connection between fermented foods, which contain probiotics, and social anxiety symptoms, is the focus of recent study. The study is just the first in a series that the researchers have ... read more

Importance of a Balanced Diet for Mental Health

June 8, 2015 — The importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health has been highlighted by recent research. The human brain needs an adequate intake of key nutrients, such as polyunsaturated fatty acids ... 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

Eating Less During Late Night Hours May Stave Off Some Effects of Sleep Deprivation

June 4, 2015 — Eating less late at night may help curb the concentration and alertness deficits that accompany sleep deprivation, according to results of a new ... read more

Is Dietary Supplementation Appropriate for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder?

June 4, 2015 — Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often picky eaters, which can lead parents to suspect that their children might not be getting adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals. This ... read more

Cat Got Your Tongue? New Research Says 'No'

June 2, 2015 — Cat taste receptors respond in a unique way to bitter compounds compared with human receptors, according to research. The study represents the first glimpse into how domestic cats perceive bitterness ... 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

Blood Pressure Medications Can Lead to Increased Risk of Stroke

May 29, 2015 — The importance of preventing hypertension is reinforced by a study showing anti-hypertension medicines can increase stroke risk by 248 percent, according to new ... read more

Impulsivity Linked to Binge Eating

May 28, 2015 — Do you get impulsive when you're upset? If so, this could be putting you at risk for binge eating. The more impulsive you are, the more likely it is you'll binge eat when experiencing ... 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

May 27, 2015 — Tell your child or spouse what they can eat and not what they can't, experts advise. Telling your child to eat an apple so they stay healthy will work better than telling them not to eat the ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Moderate to heavy alcohol intake later in life may be associated with subtle changes in the structure and efficiency of the heart. Women may be particularly vulnerable to negative cardiac effects of ... read more

Raising a Glass to the Holidays: Research Finds Extra Alcohol Sold, Consumed on Holidays

May 21, 2015 — Asking people about what they drink on holidays and other special occasions shows we drink around the equivalent of 12 million more bottles of wine a week than we previously thought in England. ... read more

May 21, 2015 — TV food commercials disproportionately stimulate the brains of overweight teenagers, including the regions that control pleasure, taste and -- most surprisingly -- the mouth, suggesting they mentally ... read more

Dignity in Care: Improving Nutrition in People With Dementia

May 19, 2015 — Ensuring dignity in the care and wellbeing of those with dementia is a critical issue. New research has been investigating how to improve nutrition in people with dementia. New training and ... read more

How People Defend Eating Meat

May 18, 2015 — Meat eaters who justify their eating habits feel less guilty and are more tolerant of social inequality say researchers. They found that the vast majority of omnivores defend consuming animals by ... read more

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