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May 2, 2016

Faith-Based Health Promotion Program Successful With Older Latinas

Apr. 27, 2016 — Abuelas en Accion, a faith-based program that connects healthy behaviors with lives of Catholic saints, successful at helping older Latinas eat healthier and exercise, say ... read more

Bored People Reach for the Chips

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

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

Causes of Childhood Obesity Complex, but Families, Media Play Key Roles

Apr. 19, 2016 — Although the causes of obesity are complex, families have significant influence on children's dietary habits and weight, and should be involved in planning healthy living campaigns and efforts ... read more

Healthy Diet May Reduce High Blood Pressure Risk After Gestational Diabetes

Apr. 19, 2016 — Sticking to a healthy diet in the years after pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood pressure among women who had pregnancy-related (gestational) diabetes, according to a ... read more

Increase in Coffee Consumption Could Provide Protective Effect in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Apr. 13, 2016 — Adding coffee to the diet of people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) could help reverse the condition, according to a new study conducted in mice ... read more

Rewarding Children With Food Could Lead to Emotional Eating

Apr. 12, 2016 — Parents who use very overly controlling feeding practices with their children, such as using food as a reward or a treat, could be unintentionally teaching their children to rely on food to deal with ... read more

Maternal Obesity and Poor Nutrition in the Womb Impairs Fertility in Female Offspring

Apr. 8, 2016 — New research involving mice suggests that maternal obesity and poor nutrition during pregnancy affects the egg reserves of female ... read more

Study Finds WIC Food Improves Preschool Children's Diet Quality

Apr. 7, 2016 — In 2009, more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk were included in the food voucher package provided by USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children ... read more

Food Should Be Labelled With 'Activity Equivalent' Calorie Information

Apr. 6, 2016 — Food should be labelled with the equivalent exercise to expend its calories to help people change their behavior, argues an expert. Symbols could show the minutes of several different physical ... read more

Restaurant Kids' Meals Make Nutrition Strides, but Leave Room for Improvement

Apr. 6, 2016 — Many restaurants have made voluntary changes to their kids' menus, including reducing the calories in new items, in advance of menu-labeling legislation that will mandate printed calorie counts. ... read more

Cancer Link Offers Another Reason to Avoid Highly Processed Carbs

Apr. 5, 2016 — A new study finds that consuming sugary beverages, processed foods and other energy-dense carbohydrate-containing foods markedly increased the risk of prostate cancer, choosing healthy carbs like ... read more

Interventions Requiring Less Individual Agency Should Be Prioritized to Fight Obesity

Apr. 5, 2016 — Public health interventions that require individuals to invest fewer individual personal and psychological resources are likely to be most effective and equitable; such 'low-agency' ... read more

Household Food Insecurity at Record High in the North, Say Canadian Researchers

Apr. 5, 2016 — Despite anti-poverty efforts, hunger in Canada has not decreased, and it has now reached epidemic levels in Nunavut, where almost half of households suffer from food insecurity, according to a new ... read more

Older Overweight and Obese Adults With Diabetes Benefit from Better Diet and Exercise

Apr. 1, 2016 — Lifestyle changes that include healthier diet and routine physical exercise help older overweight and obese adults with Type 2 diabetes improve glucose control, body composition, physical function ... read more

Simple Solutions for Overweight Kids to Lose Weight as the Weather Warms Up

Mar. 25, 2016 — Obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years nationwide. One expert says that the most effective approach to addressing weight loss in children are ... read more

Heart Attack Patients Getting Younger, More Obese

Mar. 24, 2016 — Despite increased understanding of heart disease risk factors and the need for preventive lifestyle changes, patients suffering the most severe type of heart attack have become younger, more obese ... read more

Increased Vitamin C in the Diet Could Help Protect Against Cataracts

Mar. 23, 2016 — Higher dietary intake of vitamin C has been found to have a potentially preventative effect on cataract progression in the first twin study of cataracts to examine to what degree genetic and ... read more

Experts Urge UK Parliament to Take Action to Reduce Food Waste

Mar. 23, 2016 — As UK supermarkets pledge to cut food waste by 20 percent within the next decade, experts are calling on the government to take legislative action and debate the Food Waste (Reduction) ... read more

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