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February 22, 2017

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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

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

Randomized Trial Suggests Eating Bread Made With Ancient Grains Could Benefit Heart Health

Sep. 28, 2016 — Eating bread made with ancient grains could help lower cholesterol and blood glucose, a recent randomized trial suggests. Compared with modern grain varieties which are often heavily refined, ancient ... read more

What Vitamins, Nutrients Will Help Prevent Glaucoma from Worsening?

Sep. 14, 2016 — A healthy lifestyle, consisting of balanced nutrition, moderate exercise, and appropriate rest is an important part of your overall health and well-being and can help prevent illness too. A recent ... read more

Healthy Diet Boosts Children’s Reading Skills

Sep. 13, 2016 — A healthy diet is linked to better reading skills in the first three school years, shows a recent ... read more

'Nudges' Help Students Select Healthy Lunches

Aug. 30, 2016 — With back-to-school season in full swing, imagine this: Your child orders lunch via computer and gets a little message saying he or she needs to add more nutritious food groups. That combination ... read more

Citrus Fruits Could Help Prevent Obesity-Related Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Diabetes

Aug. 21, 2016 — Oranges and other citrus fruits are good for you -- they contain plenty of vitamins and substances, such as antioxidants, that can help keep you healthy. Now a group of researchers reports that these ... read more

Diet Designed to Lower Blood Pressure Also Reduces Risk of Kidney Disease

Aug. 9, 2016 — People who ate a diet high in nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages and sodium were at a significantly ... read more

Frequent Nut Consumption Associated With Less Inflammation

July 29, 2016 — In a study of more than 5,000 people, investigators have found that greater intake of nuts was associated with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation, a finding that may help explain the health ... read more

U. S. Land Capacity for Feeding People Could Expand With Dietary Changes

July 22, 2016 — A new “food-print” model that measures the per-person land requirements of different diets suggests that, with dietary changes, the U.S. could feed significantly more people from existing ... read more

Home-Cooked Meals for Infants Not Always Better Than Shop-Bought Ones

July 19, 2016 — Home-cooked meals specifically designed for infants and young children, are not always better than commercially available baby ... read more

Social Influence Can Prompt Healthier Eating Choices

July 12, 2016 — Researchers have found that exposure to social-based messages promoting healthy eating can increase consumption of fruit and vegetables and reduce consumption of high-calorie snacks. It has been ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Fruit and vegetable availability is often assumed to be a purchase barrier, yet fruit and vegetable availability does not necessarily result in frequent purchases. Rather, in-store marketing of ... read more

Healthy Plant-Based Diet Linked With Substantially Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

June 14, 2016 — Consuming a plant-based diet -- especially one rich in high-quality plant foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes -- is linked with substantially lower risk of developing ... read more

What Do My Cravings Say About My Health?

June 14, 2016 — After a stressful day, it’s almost second nature to laze on the couch and drown our sorrows in a bowl of ice-cream or potato chips. Soon, we glance down and realize we’ve managed to consume the ... read more

Mediterranean Diet High in Healthy Fat Does Not Lead to Weight Gain, According to Randomized Trial

June 7, 2016 — Eating a non-calorie restricted Mediterranean diet high in vegetable fats such as olive oil or nuts does not lead to significant weight gain compared to a low-fat diet, according to a large ... read more

Serious Video Games May Help Increase Fruit and Vegetable Intake

May 9, 2016 — Using a serious video game, Squires Quest! II: Saving the Kingdom of Fivealot, researchers evaluated how creating implementation intentions (i.e., specific plans) within the goal-setting component in ... read more

May 5, 2016 — All-cause mortality is higher for those who eat meat, particularly red or processed meat, on a daily basis, a review of large-scale studies involving more than 1.5 million people has ... read more

Kids' Eating Habits Highlight Need for Healthier Lunchboxes

May 3, 2016 — New research shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from 'discretionary' or junk ... read more

Increased Saturated Fat Intake Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Apr. 19, 2016 — A link between higher intake of dietary saturated fat, a type of fat found commonly in foods such as fatty beef and cheese, and risk of aggressive prostate cancer has been identified by a research ... read more

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