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Tracking neighborhood eating habits to promote healthier diets
This release focuses on using checkout grocery data from Montreal neighborhoods as a tool to combat unhealthy food choices. (2014-03-11)
Healthy eating may reduce the risk of preterm delivery
A diet based on fruits and vegetables, whole grain products and some types of fish seems to reduce the risk of preterm delivery. (2014-03-10)
Infants using known verbs to learn new nouns
New research from Northwestern University demonstrates that even before infants begin to talk in sentences, they are paying careful attention to the way a new word is used in conversations, and they learn new words from this information in sentences. (2014-03-06)
Hungry for 'likes': Frequent Facebook use linked to eating disorder risk, study finds
Psychology professor Pamela K. Keel studied 960 college women and found that more time on Facebook was associated with higher levels of disordered eating. (2014-03-05)
Hungry for 'likes': Anxiety over Facebook photos linked to eating disorders
There is a positive correlation between an increased use of social media and decreased body image in young women, reveals a study in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. (2014-03-03)
Rats, frosting helping find genetic causes of binge-eating
Two strains of rats, cans of vanilla frosting and a theory have resulted in Michigan State University professor of psychology Kelly Klump taking one step closer to finding the genetic causes of binge eating and eventually a treatment. (2014-03-03)
Attitude during pregnancy affects weight gain
Overweight or obese women with the mentality that they are 'eating for two' are more likely to experience excessive weight gain while pregnant, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. (2014-02-26)
Vegetarian diets associated with lower blood pressure
Eating a vegetarian diet appears to be associated with lower blood pressure, and the diets can also be used to reduce blood pressure. (2014-02-24)
Healthy Lunchbox Challenge helps influence healthy eating habits in children
To address the issues of food selection and rapid weight gain among children observed in the summertime, researchers used summer day camps as a unique opportunity to influence food and beverage choices of children attending. (2014-02-18)
Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's 'Morning Joe,' to give keynote at GW event on eating disorders
The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services will hold a public forum on Feb. (2014-02-18)
Child obesity: Cues and don'ts
Attention modification programs, which train a person to ignore or disregard specific, problematic cues or triggers, have been used effectively to treat cases of anxiety and substance abuse. (2014-02-14)
Pregnancy study leads to fewer high birth weight babies
The world's biggest study offering healthy eating and exercise advice to pregnant women who are overweight or obese has shown a significant reduction in the number of babies born over 4kg (8.8 pounds) in weight. (2014-02-14)
'Not my child' -- Most parents fail to recognize if their child is overweight
A new meta-analysis study shows that more than 50 percent of parents underestimate the weight of their overweight or obese child. (2014-02-03)
Infants know plants provide food, but need to see they're safe to eat
Infants as young as six months old tend to expect that plants are food sources, but only after an adult shows them that the food is safe to eat, according to new research published in Psychological Science. (2014-01-30)
Study shows independent association between diabetes and depression and impulse control disorders including binge-eating and bulimia
New research published today shows that depression and impulse control disorders (eating disorders in particular) are independently associated with diabetes diagnosis, after adjustment for presence of other mental disorders. (2014-01-30)
80 million SEK study seeks to explain what drives our appetites
Understanding how early life experiences may affect food choices in adulthood will be investigated as part of a major new research initiative, which includes researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy. (2014-01-28)
£7.4 million study seeks to explain what drives our appetites
The University of Edinburgh is to lead a £7.4 million initiative to investigate food choices and eating behavior. (2014-01-27)
Impulsive personality linked to food addiction
The same kinds of impulsive behavior that lead some people to abuse alcohol and other drugs may also be an important contributor to an unhealthy relationship with food, according to new research from the University of Georgia. (2014-01-24)
Better eating habits, not bad economy, stabilized obesity rates
A study from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says that it wasn't the economic downturn that created a leveling of US obesity rates. (2014-01-23)
Childhood obesity can only be tackled with broad public health interventions
The team from Manchester Urban Collaboration of Health, based at the University, say broader public health strategies are needed instead as obesity figures continue to rise. (2014-01-20)
Ingredients in chocolate, tea and berries could guard against diabetes
Eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds (found in berries, tea, and chocolate) could offer protection from type 2 diabetes -- according to research from the University of East Anglia and King's College London. (2014-01-19)
Scientists reveal steps leading to necrotizing fasciitis
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Faculty of Medicine have discovered the mechanism by which Streptococcus pyogenes, or Group A streptococcus bacteria, cause life-threatening diseases such as necrotizing fasciitis (commonly known as flesh-eating disease) and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. (2014-01-16)
Self-control isn't in short supply (despite what it looks like)
It might be true that people have a harder time controlling themselves when they are tired at the end of the day, but that doesn't mean that self-control is a limited resource, say authors in the Cell Press publication Trends in Cognitive Sciences on Jan. (2014-01-15)
Finding pleasure in productive activities the key to boosting self-control
A new study from the University of Toronto Scarborough shows that while people have a harder time controlling themselves when tired, it doesn't mean they've exhausted all of their willpower. (2014-01-15)
New research: Effects of eating half an avocado with lunch on satiety and desire to eat between meals
New research published in the November issue of Nutrition Journal reports adding one-half of a fresh avocado to a lunch may have helped healthy, overweight people feel more satisfied and reduced their desire to eat following a meal. (2014-01-08)
The ironic (and surprising) effects of weight stigma
If you're one of the millions of people who count losing weight among their top New Year's resolutions, you might want to pay careful attention to some new findings by UC Santa Barbara psychology professor Brenda Major. (2014-01-08)
First dinosaurs identified from Saudi Arabia
Dinosaur fossils are exceptionally rare in the Arabian Peninsula. An international team of scientists from Uppsala University, Museum Victoria, Monash University, and the Saudi Geological Survey have now uncovered the first record of dinosaurs from Saudi Arabia. (2014-01-07)
Slower-paced meal reduces hunger but affects calorie consumption differently
In order to learn more about the relationship between eating speed and energy intake, a team of researchers in the Department of Kinesiology at Texas Christian University took a look at how eating speed affects calories consumed during a meal in both normal weight subjects as well as overweight or obese subjects. (2013-12-30)
I'll have what they're having: Study finds social norms influence food choices
Is obesity a socially transmitted disease? In order to try to find out, researchers in the United Kingdom conducted a systematic review of several experimental studies, each of which examined whether or not providing information about other peoples' eating habits influences food intake or choices. (2013-12-30)
Diet rich in tomatoes may lower breast cancer risk
A tomato-rich diet may help protect at-risk postmenopausal women from breast cancer, according to new research accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2013-12-18)
2 in 3 13-year-old girls afraid of gaining weight
Six in 10 13-year-old girls, compared to four in 10 boys the same age, are afraid of gaining weight or getting fat according to new research that uses data on over 7,000 participants in the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol from when they were aged 13 and 15. (2013-12-16)
Study: Pay kids to eat fruits and vegetables
Researchers observed three schools adjust to new school lunch standards that require a serving of fruits or vegetables on every student's tray -- whether the child intends to eat it or not. (2013-12-16)
Caution to pregnant women on red meat diabetes link
Pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant can make use of the holiday season to adjust their diets and reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute. (2013-12-12)
Eating burgers from restaurants associated with higher obesity risk in in African-American women
Americans are increasingly eating more of their meals prepared away from home, and this is particularly true among African-Americans, who also have higher rates of obesity than other Americans. (2013-12-11)
OU professor receives national fellowship to complete biography on Ancel Keys and the American diet
A University of Oklahoma associate professor has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship to complete a biography on nutrition and heart disease researcher Ancel Keys (1904-2004). (2013-12-04)
Stomach 'clock' tells us how much to eat
University of Adelaide researchers have discovered the first evidence that the nerves in the stomach act as a circadian clock, limiting food intake to specific times of the day. (2013-12-04)
Certain symptom clusters experienced after surgery for esophageal cancer predict poor prognosis
A new study has found that several months after surgery for esophageal cancer, different symptoms cluster together in different types of patients. (2013-11-25)
Extent of obesity not strongest factor for patients when choosing weight loss operation
A new study investigating why obese patients choose one type of weight loss operation over another reveals that the main factors influencing decision making are whether patients have type 2 diabetes, how much weight they want to lose, and their tolerance for surgical risk to achieve their ideal weight. (2013-11-22)
Protein-rich breakfast helps to curb appetite throughout the morning, scientists find
New research presented today at The Obesity Society's annual scientific meeting in Atlanta shows that eating high protein sausage and egg-based breakfasts curbed hunger throughout the morning, compared with a low-protein breakfast (pancakes and syrup) or skipping breakfast, in 18-55-year-old women. (2013-11-14)
Schools help kids choose carrots over candy bars
When schools adopt healthful nutrition policies and practices, kids' diets improve. (2013-11-13)
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