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Obesity not related to how close you live to fast food or gyms
A new study from Lund University in Sweden has shown no correlation between obesity and how close you live to fast food restaurants or gyms. (2020-05-20)
The future is knocking: Global food production to be transformed using new technology
The world's growing population will necessitate a 30-70% increase in food production over the next 3 decades. (2020-05-20)
Lack of insects in cities limits breeding success of urban birds
Urban insect populations would need to increase by a factor of at least 2.5 for urban great tits to have same breeding success as those living in forests according to research published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Animal Ecology. (2020-05-18)
Study on body posture: Can powerful poses improve self-confidence in children?
A dominant body posture may help children to feel more confident in school. (2020-05-18)
UMD researchers seek to reduce food waste and establish the science of food date labeling
Minimizing food waste is top of mind right now during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-05-14)
Food allergy may be underdiagnosed in children on Medicaid
Prevalence of food allergy among Medicaid-enrolled children across the U.S. (2020-05-13)
Healthy eating behaviors in childhood may reduce the risk of adult obesity and heart disease
Encouraging children to make their own decisions about food, within a structured environment focused on healthy food choices, has been linked to better childhood nutrition and healthier lifelong eating behaviors. (2020-05-11)
Even before COVID-19, many adults over 50 lacked stable food supply
Even before the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc with the nation's food supply and economy, one in seven adults between the ages of 50 and 80 already had trouble getting enough food because of cost or other issues, a new poll finds. (2020-05-11)
Researchers find certain foods common in diets of US adults with inflammatory bowel disease
Foods, such as French fries, cheese, cookies, soda, and sports and energy drinks, are commonly found in the diets of United States adults with inflammatory bowel disease, according to a new study by researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. (2020-05-06)
COVID-19 has unmasked significant health disparities in the US; essay on behalf of the Association
The COVID-19 pandemic has unmasked longstanding racial and ethnic health-related disparities, according to a new article published today in the American Heart Association's flagship journal Circulation. (2020-05-04)
CUNY SPH Weekly COVID-19 Survey update week 8
New Yorkers now think that the worst of the COVID-19 epidemic has passed but remain cautious about resuming normal activities. (2020-05-04)
Climate-smart agricultural practices increase maize yield in Malawi
Climate change creates extreme weather patterns that are especially challenging for people in developing countries and can severely impact agricultural yield and food security. (2020-04-30)
Poor Amazonians go hungry despite living in one of the most biodiverse places on Earth
A team of scientists from Brazil and the UK are publishing the results of the first study linking food security for wildlife-dependent people in the Amazon with 'catch rates' -- which is the amount of fish caught for each hour spent fishing. (2020-04-27)
CUNY SPH Weekly COVID-19 Survey update week 7
Coronavirus testing geared up in New York over the past week, but only 8% of our 1000 NYC survey respondents reported they had been tested to date. (2020-04-27)
Survey shows regions of elevated food insecurity due to COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to elevated levels of food insecurity in the southern US compared to other areas, according to new research from University of Arkansas sociologists. (2020-04-23)
Socioeconomics, metabolic syndrome, and osteopenia in postmenopausal women
The increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women has prompted multiple research studies to understand why. (2020-04-22)
New report: Inclusive food systems needed to boost development, resilience
The report highlights the central role that inclusive food systems play in meeting global goals to end poverty, hunger, and malnutrition, and offers recommendations for making food systems more inclusive for four marginalized groups -- smallholders, women, youth, and conflict-affected people - as well as analysis on transforming national food system. (2020-04-22)
Specialized nerve cells increase the appetite for high-fat foods
Fat activates nociceptin neurons in the hypothalamus of mice. (2020-04-22)
Survey: Food insecurity in Vermont rose 33% during pandemic
Food insecurity in Vermont has increased by one-third during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a statewide survey conducted by the University of Vermont at the end of March. (2020-04-20)
Relying on 'local food' is a distant dream for most of the world
A recent study from Aalto University shows that less than one-third of the world's population could currently meet their demand for food produced in their local vicinity. (2020-04-17)
Mismanagment, not tampering, at root of supply problems for Ugandan farmers
For years, speculation about the poor quality of vital agricultural supplies in the African nation of Uganda has focused on questions of deliberate tampering with products -- adding rocks to bags of seed in order to charge more money for the heavier product, for instance. (2020-04-17)
A more plant-based diet without stomach troubles: getting rid of FODMAPs with enzymes
A plant-based diet is a good choice for both climate and health. (2020-04-15)
Territorial short food supply chains foster food democracy and sustainability
A University of Cordoba study analyzed the governance mechanisms in territorial short food supply chains in Córdoba and Bogotá. (2020-04-14)
Special issue explores consumer access and power
A special issue from the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing explores the definition of consumer access and consumer power with some insights being prophetic as it relates to access during the current global health crisis. (2020-04-09)
Indigenous knowledge could reveal ways to weather climate change on islands
Some islands have such low elevation, that mere inches of sea-level rise will flood them, but higher, larger islands will also be affected by changes in climate and an understanding of ancient practices in times of climate change might help populations survive, according to researchers. (2020-04-06)
COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity
Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. (2020-04-03)
Unsustainable food systems: Can we reverse current trends?
As rural masses migrate to urban areas, populations grow, and people work toward better living standards, global food system sustainability pays a high price, according to a new scientific analysis spanning low- to high-income countries. (2020-04-03)
Possible lives for food waste from restaurants
The BIOSAHE research group at the University of Cordoba developed a methodology to assess waste and determine the most appropriate valorization paths. (2020-04-01)
Housing insecurity may increase risk of kidney disease
In a study of urban-dwelling individuals, housing insecurity was linked with a higher risk of developing albuminuria, a sign of kidney disease. (2020-03-31)
How we perceive close relationships with others determines our willingness to share food
Researchers said a better understanding of the links between attachment and food could potentially help inform efforts to extend help to people during the current coronavirus pandemic -- particularly among people with high attachment avoidance. (2020-03-30)
Rats give more generously in response to the smell of hunger
How do animals that help their brethren manage to prioritize those most in need? (2020-03-24)
Social, financial factors critical to assessing cardiovascular risk
Certain markers of a person's financial and social status, known as social determinants of health, offer valuable information about a person's potential risk of heart disease but are often overlooked, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-18)
Lower-sodium turkey breast wins sensory test over full-salt option
University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientists produced a lower-salt processed turkey that consumers in a blind sensory test preferred to a full-salt version, according to a study published in the international journal LWT-Food Science and Technology. (2020-03-13)
JNCCN: Younger cancer survivors far more likely to experience food and financial insecurity
New research from the American Cancer Society in the March 2020 issue of JNCCN -- Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network finds that younger cancer survivors are more likely to experience significant financial strain for food, housing, and monthly bills, even years after diagnosis, than their cancer-free peers. (2020-03-12)
Lack of information impedes access to food pantries and programs in Utah
Utah residents who have difficulty keeping their families fed could be missing a key ingredient: information. (2020-03-09)
Effects of the proposed SNAP eligibility changes
Proposed changes to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may result in as many as one in ten U.S. families losing SNAP benefits, and potential impacts are unknown. (2020-03-09)
Food prices after a hard Brexit could increase by £50 per week
A hard Brexit could result in a family of four seeing their food prices increase to up to £50.98 per week researchers at the University of Warwick have found. (2020-03-09)
Sensory information underpins abstract knowledge
What we learn through our senses drives how knowledge is sorted in our brains, according to research recently published in JNeurosci. (2020-03-09)
Older beetle parents 'less flexible'
Older parents are less flexible when it comes to raising their offspring, according to a new study of beetles. (2020-03-06)
Triglycerides control neurons in the reward circuit
Energy-dense food, obesity and compulsive food intake bordering addiction: the scientific literature has been pointing to connections between these for years. (2020-03-05)
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