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April 30, 2017

Apr. 26, 2017 — The best culinary paths to better health are not always paved with cash, new research shows, and cooking at home can provide the best bang-for-the-buck nutritionally as well as ... read more

How to Get Adults to Eat Their Vegetables? Study Explores Potential of Spices and Herbs Use

Apr. 26, 2017 — Researchers interested in developing interventions to encourage adults to make better food choices are investigating whether using more spices and herbs, like ginger, curry, rosemary, or garlic, for ... read more

Risk of Obesity Influenced by Changes in Our Genes

Apr. 26, 2017 — A child's risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA prior to birth, a new study has shown. These changes, known as epigenetic modifications, control the ... read more

Obesity Amplifies Genetic Risk of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Apr. 26, 2017 — An international study has revealed a striking genetic-environmental interaction: Obesity significantly amplifies the effects of three gene variants that increase risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver ... read more

Vitamin a and a High-Fat Diet Increasing Risk for Obesity, Diabetes

Apr. 25, 2017 — Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that the human body needs to function properly. But new research suggests that normal levels of vitamin A within a high-fat diet can negatively affect expression of ... read more

'Diet' Products Can Make You Fat, Study Shows

Apr. 25, 2017 — High-fat foods are often the primary target when fighting obesity, but sugar-laden 'diet' foods could be contributing to unwanted weight gain as ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Whey protein nanofibrils loaded with iron nanoparticles. Now researchers are developing a new and highly effective way of fortifying iron into food and ... read more

Who You Are Influences What You Eat More Than Food Shopping Environment, Study Finds

Apr. 25, 2017 — Much attention and effort has focused on providing healthy food outlets in areas considered 'food deserts' in order to improve a neighborhood's diet. But a new study finds that who a ... read more

Enzyme Treatment Reduces Alcohol-Induced Liver Damage in Mouse Models

Apr. 25, 2017 — An intestinal enzyme previously shown to keep bacterial toxins from passing from the gastrointestinal system into the bloodstream may be able to prevent or reduce the liver damage caused by excess ... read more

Geophagy: Eating Soil Could Harm Babies

Apr. 25, 2017 — Up to 80% of people in Africa, especially women, regularly eat clayey soil – this habit is known as geophagy. A previous study has already shown that it is a form of craving. Now researchers have ... read more

Parents' Use of Emotional Feeding Increases Emotional Eating in School-Age Children

Apr. 25, 2017 — Emotional eating is not uncommon in children and adolescents, but why youth eat emotionally has been unclear. Now a new longitudinal study from Norway has found that school-age children whose parents ... read more

Clinical Trials Offer Fresh Hope for Kids With Rare Brain Disease

Apr. 25, 2017 — Anna Gunby can't run around as smoothly as most 4-year-olds because her wobbly legs are affected by a rare brain disease that also hinders her intellect. She can't identify colors. She ... read more

Gut Bacteria May Turn Common Nutrient Into Clot-Enhancing Compound

Apr. 24, 2017 — Gut bacteria can produce a clot-enhancing compound when people eat a nutrient found in a variety of foods including meat, eggs and milk, according to new ... read more

Challenging the Current Approach to Glut1 Deficiency

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause ... read more

Maternal High-Fat Diet May Increase Offspring Risk for Liver Disease

Apr. 24, 2017 — A new mouse study suggests that exposure to a high-fat diet in the womb and immediately after birth promotes more rapid progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease later in life. Nonalcoholic ... read more

Little Kids' Regular Bedtimes and Ability to Regulate Emotions May Lessen Obesity Risk

Apr. 24, 2017 — Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances of obesity later, a new ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers find that the duration and timing of lunch and recess is related to food choices and the physical activity of school children. These findings could help schools make policies that promote ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Gene variants could affect food preferences in healthy people, according to a new study. The findings could lead to new strategies that make it easier for people to stick to an optimal ... read more

When Liver Immune Cells Turn Bad

Apr. 21, 2017 — A high-fat diet and obesity turn 'hero' virus-fighting liver immune cells 'rogue,' leading to insulin resistance, a condition that often results in type 2 diabetes, according to ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — Sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased health risk in many low-income countries worldwide, researchers have ... read more

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