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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Feb. 8, 2016 — Despite strong preferences for ethical chocolate in focus groups, only 14 percent of millennials in individual choice studies selected candy with ethical or social factors labeling, according to a ... read more

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

Research Hints at a Nutritional Strategy for Reducing Autism Risk

Jan. 28, 2016 — Folic acid has long been touted as an important supplement for women of childbearing age for its ability to prevent defects in the baby's developing brain and spinal cord. In fact, folic acid is ... read more

How Obesity Makes Memory Go Bad

Jan. 26, 2016 — Obesity is associated with epigenetic changes that dysregulate memory-associated genes, and a particular enzyme in brain neurons of the hippocampus appears to be a link between chronic obesity and ... read more

Brain Function Differs in Obese Children, Study Shows

Jan. 25, 2016 — The brains of children who are obese function differently from those of children of healthy weight, and exhibit an "imbalance" between food-seeking and food-avoiding behaviors, researchers ... read more

Estrogen Supplements May Protect Against Dementia

Jan. 22, 2016 — Women who take estrogen supplements from before or at the start of menopause and continue with them for a few years have better preserved brain structure, which may reduce the risk of ... read more

Brain Study Reveals Mindfulness Could Help Prevent Obesity in Children

Jan. 21, 2016 — Mindfulness, described as paying attention on purpose and being in the present moment with acceptance, could be an effective way to help children avoid obesity. New research suggests that the balance ... 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

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