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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Fighting Malnutrition With Education

Feb. 22, 2017 — Malnutrition manifests itself as both over- and under-nutrition, and is currently not diagnosed and treated in time. It leads to serious health problems, including the estimated 60 percent of ... read more

Sugar, Salt, and Fat Taxes Could Save Billions in Health Care Costs

Feb. 14, 2017 — Australia could save AUD $3.4 billion (USD $2.3 billion) in healthcare costs over the remaining lifetimes of all Australians alive in 2010 by instituting a combination of taxes on unhealthy foods and ... read more

Teens in Poorest Families Go Hungry More Than Younger Kids

Feb. 13, 2017 — In very poor families, teenagers are going hungry twice as often as their younger siblings, a study ... read more

Lack of Transportation Limits Healthy Food Access Among Washington State Residents

Feb. 8, 2017 — Having convenient or reasonable access to supermarkets is often associated with healthier diets and a lower risk for obesity among neighborhood residents. However, simply improving residents' ... read more

Diet Quality Improves Fitness Among the Fittest

Feb. 6, 2017 — In two recent peer-reviewed papers exercise scientists report proven benefits of consuming moderate amounts of protein regularly throughout the day (protein-pacing) combined with a multi-dimensional ... read more

To Lose Weight, and Keep It Off, Be Prepared to Navigate Interpersonal Challenges

Feb. 2, 2017 — A new study highlights an unexpected challenge for those who have made a new year's resolution to lose weight: the people around you may consciously or subconsciously sabotage your efforts. The ... read more

Food and Beverage Industry Marketing Kids to 'Death'

Feb. 1, 2017 — Marketing is big business and it is sophisticated. Millions of dollars are spent targeting children and youth through multiple channels including TV and online and in multiple settings. New research ... read more

Using Photography to Help the People of Ghana Make Healthier Diet Choices

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers are hoping photographs taken by women in Ghana of what people eat and drink in their communities will encourage them to make healthier diet choices. Ghana, like many other African ... read more

Mediterranean Diet Linked to a Lower Risk of Attention-Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder

Feb. 1, 2017 — Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a ... read more

E-Tool Provides Wake-Up Call for Parents of Children With Excess Weight

Jan. 31, 2017 — An innovative e-tool is helping lift the blinders for parents of children with excess weight by offering much-needed and welcomed ... read more

78 Percent of Hospital Workers in Houston Are Overweight or Obese

Jan. 27, 2017 — Seventy-eight percent of employees at Houston hospitals are overweight or obese, according to a ... read more

A Way out of the Junk-Food Eating Cycle

Jan. 27, 2017 — Context can lead to poor food choice and perpetuate junk-food eating. But with the right cues, the bad habit can be broken, study shows. The results in rats show how entering an environment where a ... read more

Food Is Medicine for HIV-Positive, Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Jan. 25, 2017 — HIV-positive people who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, and they, as well as people with type 2 diabetes, were less depressed ... read more

Want to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions? Get More Sleep

Jan. 20, 2017 — Making New Year’s resolutions is easy. Keeping them — beyond a couple of weeks, at least — is tough. One big factor that affects whether the commitment sticks: sleep. A sleep expert and ... read more

Jan. 20, 2017 — Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, according to new ... read more

Five-Minute Chats in the Waiting Room May Prompt Families to Eat More Fruits, Vegetables

Jan. 18, 2017 — Low-income families were more likely to use their federal food assistance on nutritious food after learning that their dollars can be doubled for more fruits and vegetables, a new study ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Concession stands at school sporting events are often overlooked by those advocating for healthy school food. However, a new study highlights how concession stands can benefit from adding on healthy ... read more

New Urine Test Can Quickly Detect Whether a Person Has a Healthy Diet

Jan. 12, 2017 — A urine test has been developed that measures the health of a person's diet. This test could be the first independent indicator of the quality of a person's diet, and what they are really ... read more

Two-Thirds of Packaged Foods, Drinks in Canada Have Added Sugars

Jan. 12, 2017 — An analysis of over 40,000 commonly available packaged foods and beverages in Canada has found that 66 percent of these products -- including some infant formulas and baby food products and many ... read more

Diet Helps Shed Pounds, Release Toxins and Reduce Oxidative Stress

Jan. 11, 2017 — Research by exercise scientists has found that a balanced, protein-pacing, low-calorie diet that includes intermittent fasting not only achieves long-term weight loss, but also helps release toxins ... read more

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