NEW: Find great deals on the latest gadgets and more in the ScienceDaily Store!
Nutrition News
October 21, 2016

Latest Headlines
updated 7:29pm EDT

More Nutrition News
October 21, 2016

Scientists Find No Link Between Appetite, Calorie Intake

Oct. 19, 2016 — Study shows no link between appetite and calorie consumption. These findings highlight problems with health claims made by food industry, and more research is needed to see what influences calories ... read more

Replacing Diet Beverages With Water May Help Diabetic Patients Lose Weight

Oct. 17, 2016 — In a study of 81 overweight and obese women with type 2 diabetes who usually consumed diet beverages and were on a weight loss program, those who substituted water for diet beverages after their ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — "Coffee" was the most tweeted food in the continental U.S. between mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by "beer" then "pizza". Besides hinting at which foods are popular, ... read more

High Cholesterol Triggers Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress Leading to Osteoarthritis

Oct. 14, 2016 — High cholesterol might harm more than our cardiovascular systems. New research using animal models suggests that high cholesterol levels trigger mitochondrial oxidative stress on cartilage cells, ... read more

Soy Protein Early in Life May Help Prevent Bone Loss in Adulthood

Oct. 14, 2016 — Move over milk, soy protein early in life might be what's needed for strong, healthy bones in adulthood. New research reports that early dietary nutrition heavy in soy protein isolate can ... read more

New Molecule May Help Fight Obesity by Converting 'Bad' Fat to 'Good' Fat

Oct. 14, 2016 — New research suggests that activation of a chemical called Beta-LGND2 by the estrogen receptor Beta (ER-Beta) reduces obesity and metabolic diseases in mice by converting bad fat (white fat) to good ... read more

Rise in Obese Pregnant Women Takes Its Toll on Mother, Child Both

Oct. 14, 2016 — A medical doctor warns that the obesity epidemic is leading to a rise in high-risk pregnancies. There are no standard guidelines for the management of obesity in pregnancy. The American College of ... read more

Small Dietary Changes Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk by More Than a Quarter

Oct. 14, 2016 — Exchanging few commercially regular-consumed food items with improved fat quality reduces total and LDL cholesterol. A new double-blind randomized controlled trial suggests almost 30% reduction in ... read more

Sleep-Deprived Preschoolers Eat More

Oct. 13, 2016 — Sleep-deprived preschoolers consumed about 20 percent more calories than usual, 25 percent more sugar and 26 percent more carbohydrates, say researchers. The following day, the kids were allowed to ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Which products end up in your shopping basket? If the packaging information also features food traffic light colors (green for healthy, yellow for caution, and red for high fat and sugar content) ... read more

Nutritional Supplement Could Prevent Thousands of Early Preterm Births

Oct. 13, 2016 — Sophisticated analyses of two clinical trials suggest that thousands of early preterm births could be prevented if pregnant women took daily docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) ... read more

Federal School Lunch Guidelines Lead to Healthier Choices, Study Shows

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers investigated how the nutritional content of National School Lunch Program entrées chosen by students varied across different socioeconomic and demographic groups and impacted their ... read more

Raising Soda Taxes May Sound Good, but Likely to Fall Flat With US Consumers

Oct. 12, 2016 — The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended governments raise taxes on sugary drinks and increase subsidies on fruits and vegetables, in an effort to fight global obesity and diabetes. An ... read more

Scientists Identify Potent New Anti-Obesity, Anti-Diabetes Target

Oct. 12, 2016 — Scientists have identified a key protein that promotes fat accumulation in animal models by slowing the breakdown and expenditure of fat and encouraging weight ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — Dieters sometimes consume extra protein to stave off hunger and prevent loss of muscle tissue that often comes with weight loss. But in a study of 34 postmenopausal women with obesity, researchers ... read more

1.7 Million Children Started Secondary School Overweight or Obese in Last Decade in England

Oct. 10, 2016 — During the last decade, 1,655,000 children have started secondary school overweight or obese in England, according to new ... read more

Largest Soda Companies in U.S. Sponsored Multiple National Health Organizations

Oct. 10, 2016 — America's two largest soda companies sponsored at least 96 national health organizations from 2011 to 2015, dampening the health groups' support of legislation to reduce soda consumption ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — A new study in partnership with scientists in Africa has uncovered evidence that supplements and their antioxidants may reduce the effectiveness of prescription medications. The researchers examined ... read more

Obesity-Linked Conditions Are Projected to Rise Sharply in Children

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers' global estimates indicate that by 2025, some 268 million children aged 5 to 17 years may be overweight, including 91 million obese, assuming no policy interventions have proven ... read more

Kids' Consumption of High-Calorie Drinks at Fast-Food Restaurants Tied to Combo Meals

Oct. 7, 2016 — A new survey of children’s and teenagers’ eating habits at fast-food restaurants suggests that consumption levels of sugary drinks are closely tied to their automatic inclusion in “combo ... read more

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Monday, October 3, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016