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Mother's diet linked to premature birth
Pregnant women who eat a 'prudent' diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and who drink water have a significantly reduced risk of preterm delivery, suggests a study published online by the British Medical Journal today. (2014-03-04)

Girls with eating disorders regain healthy fatty acid levels when their weight normalizes
A study of teenage girls with eating disorders has shown that reduced essential fatty acid levels -- implicated in the development of depression and other mental health issues -- returned to normal once the girls returned to a healthy weight. It suggests that it is not necessary to give omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements to adolescent girls with eating disorders. (2012-07-17)

What's for dinner? Sushi, with a side of crickets
While insects have been consumed for centuries worldwide, many people still haven't warmed to the idea of a creepy-crawly on the tongue. (2019-03-11)

Adolescents particularly susceptible to drinking habits of romantic partner's friends
The drinking habits of a romantic partner's friends are more likely to impact an adolescent's future drinking than are the behaviors of an adolescent's own friends or significant other, according to a new study in the October issue of the American Sociological Review. (2011-09-28)

UEA research gives first in-depth analysis of primate eating habits
From insect-munching tamarins to leaf-loving howler monkeys, researchers at the University of East Anglia have compiled the most thorough review of primate eating habits to date. It shows body mass and the amount of fruit consumed are linked. Small monkeys eat more insects and less fruit. The amount of fruit eaten gradually increases with greater body size and peaks at medium-sized primates. Fruit intake then declines in favour of leaves in larger-bodied primates. (2013-12-05)

Study: Insomnia linked to hypertension
People with insomnia may now have one more thing to keep them up at night: an increased likelihood of developing hypertension, according to a study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The study will be presented Tuesday, June 12, at the Sleep 2012 Conference in Boston. (2012-06-06)

Would convenient access to affordable fresh produce improve eating habits?
If your employer made fresh produce available at reasonable prices just down the hall, would you eat more fresh fruits and vegetables? Would a few health tips sweeten the deal? A new Brown University study will investigate what it takes to help people eat better. (2010-11-04)

Study addresses extreme thinness standards in fashion industry
In a recent study, female fashion models reported high levels of pressure to lose weight, which was associated with higher odds of engaging in unhealthy behaviors to control weight. (2017-02-03)

New scientific study indicates that eating quickly is associated with overeating
According to a new study accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, eating a meal quickly, as compared to slowly, curtails the release of hormones in the gut that induce feelings of being full. The decreased release of these hormones, can often lead to overeating. (2009-11-04)

NIH launches study to assess bariatric surgery in adolescents
The National Institutes of Health today launched an observational study to evaluate the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery in adolescents. Bariatric surgery restricts stomach size and can decrease the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs. The Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery study will help to determine if it is an appropriate treatment option for extremely overweight teens. (2007-04-17)

Low levels of vitamin D in teens may affect lung function
Teenagers who consume low amounts of vitamin D have lower lung function than teens who get the recommended amount of the nutrient, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 22. (2006-05-22)

Don't ignore the habit: A lesson in launching new products
While studying how habits doom new products to failure, researchers found ways for companies to improve the success rate of new product launches. (2016-06-08)

Childhood abuse linked with food addiction in adult women
Women who experienced severe physical or sexual abuse during childhood are much more likely to have a food addiction as adults than women who did not experience such abuse, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity. The study's findings provide valuable new information regarding potential causes and treatments for food addiction and obesity. (2013-05-29)

Night owls can 'retrain' their body clocks to improve mental well-being and performance
A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of 'night owls' -- people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits -- could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress. (2019-06-09)

Eating breakfast increases brain chemical involved in regulating food intake and cravings
MU researchers have found that eating breakfast, particularly meals rich in protein, increases young adults' levels of a brain chemical associated with feelings of reward, which may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day. Understanding the brain chemical and its role in food cravings could lead to improvements in obesity prevention and treatment. (2014-10-15)

High-protein diets may harm your kidneys
High protein intake is believed to be healthy, but it may pave the way to irreversible kidney failure. The risk of the kidneys being harmed by a diet rich in proteins is especially high in people with a pre-existing low-grade chronic kidney disease, of which most of the affected people are unaware. ''It is essential that people know there is another side to high-protein diets.'' (2019-11-18)

Diabetes' link to eating disorders explored
Diabetics, under the gun to better manage their disease by controlling their food intake and weight, may find themselves in the sticky wicket of needing treatment that makes them hungry, researchers said. (2010-03-11)

Obesity drops among children enrolled in NY state WIC nutrition program
New York children participating in a federal nutrition program had healthier eating behaviors and lower rates of obesity two years after improvements to the program were undertaken, according to a study published online today in Obesity, the official journal of the Obesity Society. (2013-01-08)

Healthy lifestyle may reduce women's risk of developing cancer
Post-menopausal women who follow recommended dietary and lifestyle guidelines may reduce their risk of developing and dying from cancer, with those in highest compliance experiencing the best outcomes. Conversely, those women who followed one or none of nine recommended guidelines for diet and lifestyle had a 35 percent higher risk of developing cancer and a 42 percent greater risk of dying from cancer than women who adhered to at least six of the recommendations. (2004-07-07)

How to get obese mice moving -- and cure their diabetes
Mice lacking the fat hormone leptin or the ability to respond to it become morbidly obese and severely diabetic -- not to mention downright sluggish. Now, a new study in the June Cell Metabolism shows that blood sugar control in those animals can be completely restored by returning leptin sensitivity to a single class of neurons in the brain, which account for only a small fraction of those that normally carry the hormone receptors. (2009-06-02)

A slim by design breakfast
Time and again we've been told: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This refrain has proven particularly truthful for people who are trying to lose weight. To gain insight into what breakfast eating habits would be beneficial to those seeking to lose weight, a Cornell Food & Brand Lab research team sought to find out what healthy weight people eat for breakfast. (2015-11-04)

Low Leptin Levels In Restrained Eaters
Psychometrically defined restrained eaters consume fewer calories, take fewer meals, show higher preference for low calorie foods, have lower energy expenditure, and a higher rate of ovarial dysfunction than unrestrianed eaters. This study, conducted at the University of Marburg in Germany shows that underweight restrained eaters have low leptin levels. Restrained eating has a biological correlate in underweight females. (1997-06-30)

Crocs and fish the key to human evolution
Almost 2 million years ago, early humans began eating food such as crocodiles, turtles and fish -- a diet that could have played an important role in the evolution of human brains and our footsteps out of Africa, according to new research. (2010-06-16)

Overweight and obesity impact on periodontitis: A Brazilian birth cohort
Today at the 94th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Marco Peres, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, will present a study titled 'Overweight and Obesity Impact on Periodontitis: A Brazilian Birth Cohort.' (2016-06-23)

Why young men aren't eating their five-a-day
A new study reveals why young men aren't eating their five-a-day. From not being able to cook to not liking the taste of vegetables -- the study shows why British men aged 18-24 are struggling to eat even three portions of fruit and vegetables a day. As well as not having the culinary skills to cook for themselves, the researchers found that young men are more focused on gaining muscle and improving their physique than eating a healthy diet. (2019-08-13)

On-and-off fasting helps fight obesity
Up to sixteen weeks of intermittent fasting without otherwise having to count calories helps fight obesity and other metabolic disorders. Such fasting already shows benefits after only six weeks. This is according to a study by Kyoung-Han Kim and Yun Hye Kim in the journal Cell Research which is published by Springer Nature. (2017-10-17)

Screen time, emotional health among parents' top concerns for children during pandemic
New national poll gives a glimpse into parents' greatest concerns about their kids in the pandemic-era. High on the top 10 list: overuse of social media and screen time, internet safety, unhealthy eating, depression and suicide and lack of physical activity. (2020-12-21)

Regular family meals result in better eating habits for adolescents
In the March/April 2009 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, researchers from the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota report on one of the first studies to examine the long-term benefits of regular family meals for diet quality during the transition from early to middle adolescence. In general, the study found adolescents who participated in regular family meals reported more healthful diets and meal patterns compared to adolescents without regular family meals. (2009-03-09)

Binge eating and smoking linked to bullying and sexual abuse
People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, depression or severe anxiety, a new study from the University of Adelaide has found. (2019-01-11)

American food: Still the best deal in the world
Although food prices rose 4.8 percent last year, eating nutritiously is still well within reach of the American family, according to the latest US Department of Agriculture statistics. Analysis done by USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion indicates that families could, in fact, spend even less on food than what they currently spend and eat a healthier more nutritious diet (2008-02-01)

Researchers develop model on how brain reward response may impact anorexia nervosa
Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that the brain's response to taste stimuli is linked to high anxiety and a drive for thinness that could play a role in driving anorexia nervosa. (2018-07-26)

Press registration now open for CNS 2012 Annual Meeting
The Cognitive Neuroscience Society invites members of the press to attend its annual meeting, March 31- April 3, 2012, in Chicago at the Palmer House Hotel. See the latest scientific research in perception, action, memory, language - including the connections between sleep and memory, the neurological processes that govern our eating habits, and how we interpret and understand events in our lives. (2012-02-29)

Evidence of behavioral, biological similarities between compulsive overeating and addiction
Does yo-yo dieting drive compulsive eating? There may be a connection. According to Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers the chronic cyclic pattern of overeating followed by undereating, reduces the brain's ability to feel reward and may drive compulsive eating. This finding suggests that future research into treatment of compulsive eating behavior should focus on rebalancing the mesolimbic dopamine system--the part of the brain responsible for feeling reward or pleasure. (2019-10-17)

Couple of weekly portions of oily fish can help ward off stroke
Eating at least two servings of oily fish a week is moderately but significantly associated with a reduced risk of stroke, finds a study published on bmj.com today. (2012-10-30)

The irrational consumer: Decision making based on feelings rather than facts
It has been suggested that, due to resource restraints, consumers' perceptions are frequently formed based on heuristics and biases, or other factors such as trust or affect. While some consumer behaviors may seem irrational, their actions are actually quite predictable based on heuristics. (2018-12-03)

Fried food linked to heightened risk of death among older US women
Regularly eating fried food is linked with a heightened risk of death from any cause and heart-related death, among postmenopausal women, finds a US study in The BMJ today. (2019-01-23)

Freshman women's binge drinking tied to sexual assault risk
Many young women who steer clear of alcohol while they're in high school may change their ways once they go off to college. And those who take up binge drinking may be at relatively high risk of sexual assault, according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2011-12-08)

The burden of food related ill health in the UK
The UK's poor dietary habits are costing its health service an annual £6 billion - three times as much as the financial toll from smoking - reveals research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2005-11-14)

HRT trial stopped early after 'unacceptable risks' for women with previous breast cancer
A Swedish study established to assess the effect of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women with a history of breast cancer has been stopped early after preliminary results show 'unacceptably high' risks of breast cancer recurrence for HRT users. The results are published online by The Lancet (3 February 2004) and will appear in the February 7 print edition. (2004-02-02)

Baked or broiled fish may help reduce the risk of stroke
The consumption of tuna or other broiled or baked fish is associated with a lower risk of stroke in the elderly, while eating fried fish or fish sandwiches is linked to a higher risk, according to an article in the January 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2005-01-24)

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