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May 2, 2016

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Apr. 27, 2016 — Brown fat cells can burn fat to generate heat. Researchers have discovered a new method to measure the activity of brown fat cells in humans and mice. The researchers showed that microRNA-92a can be ... read more

Bored People Reach for the Chips

Apr. 27, 2016 — People crave fatty and sugary foods when they are ... read more

Researchers Find Brain Circuit That Controls Binge Drinking

Apr. 26, 2016 — Researchers have identified a circuit between two brain regions that controls alcohol binge drinking, offering a more complete picture on what drives a behavior that costs the United States more than ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Food scientists have discovered how to add carrot pomace -- the pulpy leftover from juicing the veggies -- to cornstarch, increasing the nutrition and 'puffiness' of snack ... read more

Nutrient Supplements Can Give Antidepressants a Boost

Apr. 26, 2016 — Certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression, an international evidence review has found. Omega 3 fish oils, ... read more

Why Is Visceral Fat Worse Than Subcutaneous Fat?

Apr. 25, 2016 — Researchers have long-known that visceral fat -- the kind that wraps around the internal organs -- is more dangerous than subcutaneous fat that lies just under the skin around the belly, thighs and ... read more

No Change Found in Antibody Levels Associated With Food Allergy

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new study using 5,000 stored blood samples found no increase in the presence of food-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) -- a blood marker associated with food allergy -- in children's blood ... read more

Infants Who Ate Rice, Rice Products Had Higher Urinary Concentrations of Arsenic

Apr. 25, 2016 — Although rice and rice products are typical first foods for infants, a new study found that infants who ate rice and rice products had higher urinary arsenic concentrations than those who did not ... read more

'Mediterranean' Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Attacks, Strokes in Heart Patients

Apr. 25, 2016 — A 'Mediterranean' diet, high in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who already have heart disease, according to a ... read more

Infant BMI Is Good Predictor of Obesity at Age Two

Apr. 22, 2016 — Babies with a high body mass index (BMI) at age two months are at risk for obesity at age two years, say pediatric researchers. The authors say that BMI better predicts early childhood obesity than ... read more

Higher Muscle Mass Associated With Lower Mortality Risk in People With Heart Disease

Apr. 22, 2016 — Cardiovascular disease patients who have high muscle mass and low fat mass have a lower mortality risk than those with other body compositions, researchers have found. The findings also suggest that ... read more

Longitudinal Trial of Safety, Efficacy of Calcium Supplement Used to Enhance Bone Mineral Density

Apr. 21, 2016 — A recent study examines the safety and efficacy of a vitamin/mineral enhanced plant-sourced calcium supplement in female consumers who had taken the supplement from 1 to 7 ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — A new study shows that when it comes to promoting healthy hearts, it's not a matter of getting more sleep. It's a matter of getting adequate sleep at optimal times, say ... read more

Am I Drinking Enough? Yes, No, and Maybe

Apr. 20, 2016 — A new study discusses fluid intake adequacy in detail and a simple tool is reviewed that may help healthy, active, low-risk populations answer the question, “Am I drinking enough?” It turns out, ... read more

School Affects Girls' Chances of Being Diagnosed With an Eating Disorder

Apr. 20, 2016 — After allowing for other factors, a joint UK-Swedish team finds that the school a girl attends can affect her chance of being diagnosed with an eating disorder. More eating disorders occur in those ... read more

High Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Large Population of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Apr. 20, 2016 — A nursing team has examined the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and diabetes control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. These data underscore the importance of vitamin D ... read more

Consuming Too Much Fructose During Pregnancy Raises the Child's Risk for Heart Disease

Apr. 20, 2016 — The negative health effects of consuming large amounts of fructose could impact several generations, according to researchers. The study found that when pregnant mice only drink water sweetened with ... read more

Childhood Obesity, Malnutrition Connected to Mom's Perception of Child's Weight

Apr. 20, 2016 — A child's risk for obesity or malnutrition may be tied to the mother's misperception of her child's weight, new research shows. A key to understanding this may lie in how she regards ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Carotenoids, which are found at various levels in different banana cultivars, are important vitamin precursors for eye health. In a new study, researchers report a new understanding of how the fruit ... read more

Fatty Diets Lead to Daytime Sleepiness, Poor Sleep

Apr. 20, 2016 — Men who consume diets high in fat are more likely to feel sleepy during the day, to report sleep problems at night, and are also more likely to suffer from sleep apnea, new research ... read more

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