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May 29, 2017

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May 29, 2017

Pregnancy Complications Linked to Heightened Heart Disease Risk in Young Adult Offspring

May 24, 2017 — Complications of pregnancy, such as high blood pressure and infections, are linked to a heightened risk of early coronary heart disease in the young adult offspring, finds new ... read more

Sleep Loss Affects Your Waistline

May 22, 2017 — Sleep loss increases the risk of obesity through a combination of effects on energy metabolism. This research will highlight how disrupted sleep patterns, a common feature of modern living, can ... read more

Friendship Group Influences Dating Violence Risk for Early-Maturing Girls

May 17, 2017 — A new study has found that early-maturing girls are more likely to be the victim of abuse from a dating partner if their friend group contains more ... read more

Garden-Enhanced Intervention Improved BMI, Nutrition Knowledge of California Students

May 8, 2017 — The factors that affect rates of childhood obesity are complex. For example, parent feeding practices have been shown to be influential, but that influence has also been shown to change with age. ... read more

May 6, 2017 — Cinnamon may lessen the risk of cardiovascular damage of a high-fat diet by activating the body's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory systems and slowing the fat-storing process, according to a ... read more

May 5, 2017 — Research conducted in a Pennsylvania Amish community where virtually no women smoke, finds effects of secondhand smoke differ between men and ... read more

Recognizing Food Brands Puts Preschoolers at Risk for Obesity

May 3, 2017 — Young children who recognize food name brands, such as Lucky Charms, M&M's and Cheetos, often eat unhealthy items that lead to their high body mass ... read more

Social Smoking Carries Same Heart-Disease Risks as Everyday Habit

May 3, 2017 — Social smokers’ risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol is identical to those who light up every day, new research has ... read more

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

Food Photos Help Instagram Users With Healthy Eating

Apr. 26, 2017 — People are turning to Instagram as a place where they can log food intake and track healthy eating behaviors by posting photos of everything they eat -- and being held accountable by followers for ... 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

'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

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

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

Diet High in Animal Protein Is Associated With NAFLD in Overweight People

Apr. 21, 2017 — A diet high in animal protein was associated with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which fat builds up in the liver, new research has found. These findings ... read more

Want to Stay Mentally Healthy in Older Age? Stimulate Your Brain in Early Life

Apr. 20, 2017 — Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new ... read more

Nutrition Label Readers Favor Food Quality Over Quantity

Apr. 18, 2017 — Although nutrition-label users eat roughly the same amount of food as less-discerning diners, the two groups diverge when it comes to the quality of the food they eat, suggests a new ... read more

Brain Signals After a Meal Respond to Food Pictures More in Obese Than Lean Kids

Apr. 3, 2017 — Brain signals that should help tell us we are full after eating appear to be dulled in obese children, according to preliminary ... read more

Girls Are Better at Masking Autism Than Boys

Apr. 3, 2017 — Girls with autism have relatively good social skills, which means that their autism is often not recognized. And autism manifests itself in girls differently from in boys, suggests a new ... read more

Time Delays in Vending Machines Prompt Healthier Snack Choices

Mar. 31, 2017 — Delaying access to tempting, high-calorie foods and snacks in vending machines potentially can shift people's choices to purchase less desired, but healthier snack options, new research ... read more

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