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August 2, 2015

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August 2, 2015

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

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

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

Mother's Diet Affects Offspring Alcohol and Nicotine Use in Lab Animal Study

July 7, 2015 — A study in rats suggests that a mother's consumption of a fat-rich diet during pregnancy increases her offspring's risk of a combined alcohol and nicotine abuse in ... read more

Kids' Brain Responses to Food Depend on Their Body Composition

July 7, 2015 — Research using brain-imaging technology has revealed a brain response pattern in children that might represent a step along the path to childhood ... read more

Anorexia Susceptibility May Be Linked to Stress-Coping Strategy and Mom's Stress Levels During Pregnancy

July 7, 2015 — Researchers have found that offspring born to mother rats stressed during pregnancy lost weight faster and failed to turn on appropriate brain hunger signals in response to exercise and food ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Think you're a foodie? Adventurous eaters, known as 'foodies,' are often associated with indulgence and excess. However, a new study shows just the opposite -- adventurous eaters weigh ... read more

Benefits of Vitamin B12 Supplements for Older People Questioned

July 1, 2015 — Taking vitamin B12 supplements does not benefit neurological or cognitive function in older people with moderate deficiency of vitamin B12, research has shown for the first ... read more

June 30, 2015 — The first study of its kind measuring the brain's role in mediating caloric intake following alcohol consumption among women shows that alcohol exposure sensitizes the brain's response to ... read more

Omega-3 Supplements, Antioxidants May Help With Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease

June 30, 2015 — Here's more evidence that fish oil supplementation and antioxidants might be beneficial for at least some people facing Alzheimer's disease: A new report describes the findings of a very ... read more

What Effect Does Marijuana Really Have on Weight Gain? It's Complicated

June 30, 2015 — While cannabis alters the functions of neurobiological circuits controlling appetite, its effect on weight gain is complex since several factors appear to be involved. The main finding of the study ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Parents could banish their children’s fussy eating habits by following three simple steps, a new study suggests.               ... read more

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

June 25, 2015 — Fructose not only results in a lower level of satiety, it also stimulates the reward system in the brain to a lesser degree than glucose. This may cause excessive consumption accompanied by effects ... read more

New Zealand Blackcurrants Good for the Brain

June 24, 2015 — New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile, researchers report, a finding that could have potential in managing the mental decline associated with aging populations, ... read more

June 22, 2015 — A study indicates that both a high-fat and a high-sugar diet, compared to a normal diet, cause changes in gut bacteria that appear related to a significant loss of 'cognitive flexibility,' ... read more

Drug Improves Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease-Mouse Model in Spite of Diet

June 19, 2015 — Long-term administration of a drug that mimics the hunger-signaling hormone ghrelin protected Alzheimer’s disease-model mice from memory deterioration, despite a high-glycemic-index diet, ... read more

Avoidant/restrictive Food Intake Disorder: More Than Just Picky Eating

June 18, 2015 — A new commentary by experts reflects on the clinical impact of the diagnosis of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, and the work that remains in terms of treatments and improved ... read more

Dietary Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory

June 17, 2015 — Higher consumption of dietary trans fatty acids (dTFA), commonly used in processed foods to improve taste, texture and durability, has been linked to worsened memory function in men 45 years old and ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Eating up to 100 g of chocolate every day is linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk. The calculations showed that compared with those who ate no chocolate higher intake was linked to an 11% ... read more

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