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October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

Would People Be Happier (and Healthier) If We Could Make Broccoli Taste Like Chocolate?

Oct. 21, 2016 — At the second annual International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium, scientists, doctors, chefs and food scientists discuss flavor perception and quality of life for people who can't enjoy ... 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

Imaging the Effects of Hunger on the Brain's Response to Food Cues

Sep. 14, 2016 — Our brain pays more attention to food when we are hungry than when we are sated. Now a team of scientists has shed light on how the needs of the body affect the way the brain processes visual food ... read more

Omega-3, Omega-6 Supplement Improves Reading for Children

Sep. 14, 2016 — Supplement of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may improve reading skills of mainstream schoolchildren, according to a new study. Children with attention problems, in particular, may be helped in ... read more

Belief About Nicotine Content in Cigarette May Change Brain Activity and Craving

Sep. 13, 2016 — How the brain responds to nicotine depends on a smoker's belief about the nicotine content in a cigarette, according to new research. The study found that smoking a nicotine cigarette but ... read more

Weight Loss Drug's Effect on the Brain Revealed in Study

Sep. 12, 2016 — A weight-loss drug dampened the response to food cues in regions of the brain associated with attention and emotion, leading to decreases in caloric intake, weight and body mass index (BMI), a team ... read more

Six-Day Clinical Trial Finds Integrative Medicine Program Alters Blood Serum

Sep. 9, 2016 — In a novel controlled clinical trial, participants in a six-day Ayurvedic-based well-being program that featured a vegetarian diet, meditation, yoga and massages experienced measurable decreases in a ... read more

The Pleasures and Perils of Protein: Fruit Fly Study Reveals New Clues to Appetite and Aging

Sep. 8, 2016 — Why do we -- and the fruit flies that sometimes inhabit our kitchens -- seek out protein-full foods when we're running on empty? And what does that preference mean for the odds of living a ... read more

Physical Activity May Offset Some of Alcohol's Lethal Harms

Sep. 7, 2016 — Exercising, at even basic recommended weekly physical activity levels (at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity), may offset some of the harmful effects of drinking alcohol, suggests new ... read more

Babies Chew on Subtle Social, Cultural Cues at Mealtime

Sep. 2, 2016 — At the dinner table, babies do a lot more than play with their sippy cups, new research ... read more

High Alcohol Intake Associated With Slightly Decreased Female Fertility

Aug. 31, 2016 — Women who drink 14 or more servings of alcohol a week are slightly more likely to have reduced fertility, suggests a new study. In developed countries, up to 24% of couples experience infertility, ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — Scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks. The research team suggests that restricting consumption of sharks ... read more

Mediterranean Diet Associated With Lower Risk of Early Death in Cardiovascular Disease Patients

Aug. 29, 2016 — The Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of death in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, according to results from the observational ... read more

Could the Paleo Diet Benefit Heart Health?

Aug. 26, 2016 — Findings from a small study suggest that people who followed the Paleo diet for only eight weeks experienced positive effects on heart ... read more

Factors That Might Attract Children to Marijuana Edibles

Aug. 25, 2016 — A new report identifies factors that make food attractive to children. Commissioned by the state Liquor and Cannabis Board, the report studied research on what makes food appeal to children and the ... read more

Going Green Is for Girls, but Branding Can Make Men Eco-Friendly

Aug. 25, 2016 — Studies show that men are not as environmentally friendly as women. But could men be persuaded to go green? New research indicates the answer is yes — and it’s all about ... read more

Western Diet Increases Alzheimer's Risk

Aug. 25, 2016 — Globally, about 42 million people now have dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease as the most common type of dementia. Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are rising worldwide. The most important risk ... read more

Chew on This: How We Believe Our Meat Is Raised Can Influence How It Tastes

Aug. 24, 2016 — Our beliefs about how farm animals are raised -- whether on 'factory farms' or in more humane conditions -- can shape our meat-eating experience, from how we think it smells and tastes to ... read more

Concussions and Brain Injury: Can Omega-3 Intake Aid in Brain Health Recovery?

Aug. 24, 2016 — The treatment of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a clinical challenge. Clinical studies thus far have failed to identify an effective treatment strategy when a combination of targets ... read more

Infants Develop Early Understanding of Social Nature of Food

Aug. 22, 2016 — A new study finds infants develop expectations about what people prefer to eat, providing early evidence of the social nature through which humans understand ... read more

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