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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Effects of a Poor Diet During Pregnancy May Be Reversed in Female Adolescent Offspring

Feb. 24, 2017 — Here's some good news if you are female: Research shows that in mice, what is eaten during adolescence or childhood development may alter long-term behavior and learning, and can even ... read more

Fructose Is Generated in the Human Brain

Feb. 23, 2017 — Fructose, a form of sugar linked to obesity and diabetes, is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new study. The finding raises questions about fructose's effects on the ... read more

Early Birds May Make Healthier Food Choices Than Night Owls

Feb. 23, 2017 — Researchers looked at data from nearly 2,000 randomly chosen people to determine if their circadian or biological clock rhythm (chronotype) affected what they ate and at what time. Clear differences ... read more

Gastric Balloon Is New Weight Loss Option

Feb. 23, 2017 — The Food and Drug Administration has approved another option to treat obesity: a grapefruit-size gastric balloon that takes up as much as half the volume of the ... read more

Fighting Malnutrition With Education

Feb. 22, 2017 — Malnutrition manifests itself as both over- and under-nutrition, and is currently not diagnosed and treated in time. It leads to serious health problems, including the estimated 60 percent of ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — A product of digesting a micronutrient found in soy may hold the key to why some people seem to derive a heart-protective benefit from eating soy foods, while others do ... read more

Likelihood of Dieting Success Lies Within Your Tweets

Feb. 21, 2017 — There is a direct link between a person's attitude on social media and the likelihood that their dieting efforts will succeed. In fact, researchers have now determined that dieting success ­-- ... read more

Gene That May Strongly Influence Obesity Uncovered

Feb. 21, 2017 — A new study on fruit flies has uncovered a gene that could play a key role in obesity in humans. The paper examines a 'foraging gene' humans share in common with the flies, which plays ... read more

Exercise Most Important Lifestyle Change to Help Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Feb. 21, 2017 — For patients with breast cancer, physical activity and avoiding weight gain are the most important lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death, according to an ... read more

Mediterranean Diet May Decrease Pain Associated With Obesity

Feb. 21, 2017 — Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research ... read more

Raising Dietary Potassium to Sodium Ratio Helps Reduce Heart, Kidney Disease

Feb. 21, 2017 — Reducing sodium (salt) in the diet has been recommended to lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. However, in a new review article, researchers found that increasing dietary potassium is ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs, while ... read more

Long-Term Heavy Drinking May Age Arteries Over Time

Feb. 20, 2017 — Heavy alcohol drinking habits over the years may prematurely age arteries, especially in men, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease, compared to consistently moderate ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — If you know healthy eating is important for your kids, but you also feel like it's easier said than done, you're not alone. Many parents may not be following the recipe for encouraging ... read more

Child Obesity '35-40 Percent' Inherited from Parents

Feb. 20, 2017 — Around 35-40 percent of a child's BMI -- how fat or thin they are -- is inherited from their parents, a new study has ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — The community of microorganisms that resides in the gut, known as the microbiome, has been shown to work in tandem with the genes of a host organism to regulate insulin secretion, a key variable in ... read more

Limiting Salt Consumption Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients With Kidney Disease

Feb. 17, 2017 — Receiving advice on limiting salt consumption helped kidney disease patients lower their systolic blood pressure by an average of 11 mmHg, research concludes. Limiting salt intake also reduced excess ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Scientists have known for decades that drastically restricting certain nutrients without causing malnutrition prolongs health and lifespan in a wide range of species, but the molecular mechanisms ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — The global proliferation of overweight and obese people and people with type 2 diabetes is often associated with the consumption of saturated fats. Scientists have found that even the one-off ... read more

B Vitamins Reduce Schizophrenia Symptoms, Study Finds

Feb. 16, 2017 — A review of worldwide studies has found that add-on treatment with high-dose B vitamins -- including B6, B8 and B12 -- can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard treatments ... read more

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