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April 30, 2016

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April 30, 2016

Bored People Reach for the Chips

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

New Research Reveals Surprising Insight Into British Drinking Culture

Apr. 19, 2016 — New research into the UK's alcohol consumption has revealed a surprising picture of Britain's drinking culture. Almost half of all drinking occasions are moderate, relaxed and take place in ... read more

World-First New Treatment for Alcohol Addictions

Apr. 14, 2016 — An FDA-approved beta blocker could be the answer in treating alcohol addiction, researchers report. Alcohol addiction causes almost 3.8 percent of deaths worldwide, authors ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — The controversy over the UK's new safe drinking guidelines revealed how much people within a country can disagree about drinking. It turns out that countries disagree with each other, ... 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

Anorexia-Like Condition in Mice Triggered by Combination of Genetic Risk, Stress, Dieting

Apr. 12, 2016 — A new mouse model has been described, featuring a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors that can trigger the compulsive restriction of food intake seen in patients with anorexia ... read more

New Syndrome Named, Causes a Rare Intellectual Disability

Apr. 4, 2016 — Pediatric researchers, using high-speed DNA sequencing tools, have identified a new syndrome that causes intellectual disability. Drawing on knowledge of the causative gene mutation, the ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — Some of the simplest, safest lessons to help adolescents combat obesity may be raising their awareness of what they are eating and whether they are even hungry, researchers ... read more

More Dietary Calcium May Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Apr. 3, 2016 — In older people, higher dietary calcium intake may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, but not of stroke and fracture, new research ... read more

Liraglutide May Make High-Fat Foods Less Desirable to the Brain's Reward Centers

Apr. 2, 2016 — A new study finds that the diabetes drug liraglutide leads to weight loss by acting on an area of the brain that controls attention and possibly making desirable foods less ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — In studying the eating behavior of fruit flies, scientists have discovered a set of throat neurons that regulate food intake based on how hungry the flies are and whether they've had enough ... read more

Parents' Binge Eating, Restrictive Feeding Practices May Be Reactions to Kids' Emotions

Mar. 30, 2016 — A new study of more than 440 parents and their preschoolers offers insight into why some parents who binge eat also may try to restrict their children's food intake, placing their children at ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — When estimating portion size, we may be more influenced by food images on the packaging than by the listed serving size leading us to serve more than is recommended. When additional food items are ... read more

Brain Induces Preference for Caloric Food for Energy Storage

Mar. 24, 2016 — Given the choice between eating something caloric with an unpleasant taste and more palatable food with no calories, some vertebrates may choose the former, prioritizing energy to assure their ... read more

Losing Weight With a High-Protein Diet Can Help Adults Sleep Better

Mar. 24, 2016 — Overweight and obese adults who are losing weight with a high-protein diet are more likely to sleep better, according to new research. The study also has studied how dietary protein quantity, sources ... read more

Brain Stimulation May Reduce Symptoms, Improve Decision-Making in People With Anorexia

Mar. 23, 2016 — Core symptoms of anorexia nervosa, including the urge to restrict food intake and feeling fat, are reduced after just one session of a noninvasive brain stimulation technique, according new ... read more

Study Examines Where, Why New York City Retailers Sell Organic Foods

Mar. 23, 2016 — A store's decision to sell organic food depends on its neighborhood demographics, and the range of organic foods offered for sale is linked to the size of the store, finds ... read more

Even With Higher Education, Obese Women Run Greater Risk of Depression

Mar. 21, 2016 — Even with higher education, women with a body mass index of 30-34.9 have double the risk of depression compared with women of normal weight and same educational ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — New doctor's orders: No earbuds, no music, and no watching TV while eating. Researchers have found that the noise your food makes while you're eating can have a significant effect on how ... read more

Huge Problems Faced by Parents of Children With Autism

Mar. 14, 2016 — Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder face severe challenges in accessing adequate services, according to a survey of hundreds of parents in the United ... read more

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