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Food insecurity linked with binge-eating disorder and obesity
Food insecurity -- difficulty affording enough food to support regular, balanced meals -- was associated with increased likelihoods of binge-eating disorder and obesity in a recent International Journal of Eating Disorders study. (2018-12-19)

Eating quickly and until full trebles the risk of being overweight
The combination of eating quickly and eating until full trebles the risk of being overweight, according to a study published today on bmj.com. (2008-10-21)

Healthy Eating standards still not fully adopted among YMCA after-school programs
Healthy Eating standards represent a means of increasing fruit, vegetable, whole grain, and water intake among adolescents by providing healthy snacks in conjunction with education on healthy eating. For these reasons, the YMCA of the US adopted these standards for all its after-school programs in November of 2011. However, a study of YMCAs in South Carolina found that none of the programs were meeting every aspect of the Healthy Eating standards and many were deficient in several areas. (2016-09-08)

Eating disorders during adolescence may have lasting socioeconomic consequences for women
In a recent study, females with eating disorders in late adolescence were more likely to have lower levels of educational attainment and personal income in early adulthood. They were also less likely to own a home. These associations were not seen in males. (2015-04-07)

Health halos that make us fat
People grossly underestimate the calories they eat as they become victims of the (2010-10-09)

Unhealthy eating can make a bad mood worse
Taking part in unhealthy eating behaviors may cause women who are concerned about their diet and self-image to experience a worsening of their moods, according to Penn State researchers. (2013-03-15)

Eating breakfast with parents is associated with positive body image for teenagers
A new study from the University of Missouri says consistently eating breakfast as a family might promote positive body image for children and adolescents. (2019-03-21)

Is 'clean eating' just dirty rhetoric?
Study looks at #cleaneating as a healthy or harmful dietary strategy and explores perceptions of clean eating and associations with disordered eating among young adults. (2019-06-03)

If your diet fails, try again; your heart will thank you
Risk factors for cardiovascular disease closely track with changes in eating patterns, even only after a month or so. (2018-11-13)

How do we get young men in vocational schools to eat healthy?
There are several challenges associated with getting young men in vocational schools to eat healthy. According to a new study from Aarhus University, the students overall dislike it when someone interferes with their dietary habits. (2017-03-27)

Brain responses of obese individuals are more weakly linked to feelings of hunger
Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds that that feelings of hunger have less influence on how the brain responds to the smell and taste of food in overweight than healthy weight individuals. (2010-07-13)

Eating disorders linked to increased risk of theft and other criminal behavior
In an analysis of nearly 960,000 females, individuals with eating disorders were more likely to be convicted of theft and other crimes. (2017-08-09)

Overweight very young children consume larger meals, say data from UK survey
Data from a large UK survey on the eating habits of very young children (aged 4-18 months) show that overweight children consume larger meals, but do not eat more frequently, than healthy weight children. This study of the UK Diet and Nutrition Survey of Infants and Young Children is presented at the European Obesity Summit in Gothenburg. (2016-06-03)

Healthy reflections
People often choose the unhealthy food because they think it is tastier. Aiming for solutions promoting healthy eating practices and ultimately combating obesity, this research shows that the presence of a mirror in a consumption setting can reduce the perceived tastiness of unhealthy food, which consequently reduces its consumption. (2015-12-17)

Review of 96 healthy eating studies finds 'nudges' yield best changes in eating habits
A gentle nudge in the right direction is sometimes all people need. In this case, new research in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science finds it works when it comes to promoting healthy eating. (2019-10-09)

£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)

U of MN study shows teen dieters are more likely to be overweight and suffer from eating disorders
Adolescents who diet and use unhealthy weight-control behaviors are more likely to be overweight and put themselves at risk for eating disorders in the future, according to new research done at the University of Minnesota. (2006-04-11)

Only one-third of parents think they are doing a good job helping kids eat healthy
If you know healthy eating is important for your kids but you also feel like it's easier said than done, you're not alone. (2017-02-20)

U of M study shows teen body dissatisfaction predicts use of behaviors that can lead to poor health
Adolescents who feel dissatisfied with their bodies are at higher risk for future binge eating, smoking, poor eating and decreased physical activity, according to new research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. (2006-08-09)

The healthiest eaters are the most culturally 'fit'
How to be a healthy eater depends on culture. A recent study shows that in the US and Japan, people who fit better with their culture have healthier eating habits. The results appear in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. (2016-08-10)

Eat healthy -- your kids are watching
If lower-income mothers want kids with healthy diets, it's best to adopt healthy eating habits themselves and encourage their children to eat good foods rather than use force, rewards or punishments, says a Michigan State University study. (2012-05-30)

Living alone can dent healthy diets
People who live alone are more likely to have unhealthy diets lacking key foods, QUT research has found. (2015-11-02)

Only-children more likely to be obese than children with siblings
Families with multiple children tend to make more healthy eating decisions than families with a single child. (2019-11-06)

Genetic risk factor for binge eating discovered
Researchers have identified a gene (CYFIP2) associated with binge eating. This finding represents one of the first examples of a genome-wide significant genetic factor to be identified for binge eating in model organisms or humans. In addition, the researchers discovered a network of downregulated genes involved in myelination (the process of forming a sheath around a nerve fiber to allow nerve impulses to move quickly) that also was associated with binge eating. (2016-10-26)

Non-diet approach to weight management more effective in worksite wellness programs
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that 'Eat for Life,' a new wellness approach that focuses on mindfulness and intuitive eating as a lifestyle, is more effective than traditional weight-loss programs in improving individuals' views of their bodies and decreasing problematic eating behaviors. (2014-07-07)

Junk-food junkies go healthy when rewarded
According to new Cornell University research, the most effective strategy for influencing such healthy food choices is not calorie counts and reduced prices, but rather more subtle incentives that reward healthy eating behavior. (2016-04-28)

Is your favorite grocery store making you fat?
Is your favorite grocery store making you fat? According to new research findings, a Grocer Retailer Scorecard may be an effective healthy shopping tool that benefits both grocers and shoppers. (2015-07-22)

Women who accept their bodies more likely to eat healthy
Women who accept their bodies the way they are seem to be more likely to follow principles of healthy eating, new research shows. The findings suggest that women's typical reasons for changing their diet -- a dissatisfaction with their bodies -- may backfire. The message that women often hear is that some degree of body dissatisfaction is healthy because it could help them strive to take care of their bodies. (2006-08-11)

Eating disorders affecting younger girls
In this study of the prevalence of disordered eating attitudes and behaviours among teenaged girls aged 12 to 18, Jennifer Jones and colleagues found that over one-quarter (27%) either had significant symptoms of eating disorders such as binge eating or purging, or both. (2001-09-03)

Obesity and food restrictions proven to be associated with less food enjoyment
A study carried out by UGR scientists shows that obesity and food restrictions -even trivial ones- such as temporary diets are associated with a reduction in enjoyment For this research, food-related emotions were analyzed in 552 adolescents aged 11 to 17 belonging to several high schools from Granada. (2018-11-13)

Best intentions: The presence of healthy food can lead to unhealthy choices
More restaurants and vending machines offer healthy choices these days, so why do Americans' waistlines continue to expand? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research shows that some efforts to control eating may backfire. (2009-04-20)

What happens when parents comment on their daughter's weight?
The less you comment on your daughter's weight, the less likely she is to be dissatisfied with her weight as an adult, according to a new study from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. (2016-06-07)

Mindfulness key to eating what you want while preventing overeating
Americans spend more than 60 billion dollars a year on weight loss products; two-thirds of these dieters are estimated to regain more weight within four or five years than they originally lost according to the Live Strong Foundation. A new book from a University of Missouri researcher provides an innovative and effective program to help people adopt healthy eating habits by mindfully listening to their body's needs, without giving up food. (2016-07-18)

Healthy food makes consumers feel hungrier when choices are limited
If we don't have a choice in the matter, eating something that's considered healthy might simply lead us to feel hungry and eat something else, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. (2010-03-22)

New research reveals working mothers do not adversely impact on children's diets
A new study from the University of Glasgow that analyses information from 11 year old children and their parents reveals that maternal employment is associated with better diets.The research challenges the streotype of working mothers who regularly dish out ready made meals, to reveal that children of parents who work may be fed more healthily. (2005-04-18)

New research: Children's vegetable intake linked to Popeye cartoons
Popeye cartoons, tasting parties and junior cooking classes can help increase vegetable intake in kindergarten children, according to new research published in the journal Nutrition & Dietetics. (2010-08-06)

Following a variety of healthy eating patterns associated with lower heart disease risk
Greater adherence to a variety of healthy eating patterns was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (2020-06-15)

Eating prunes can help weight loss
Research by the University of Liverpool has found that eating prunes as part of a weight control diet can improve weight loss. (2014-05-30)

Striatal dopamine transporter binding correlates with body composition and visual attention bias for food cues in healthy young men
Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, describes a way that brain chemistry may make some people notice food more easily, which can tempt overeating even in people who are not overweight. (2014-07-29)

Older overweight children consume fewer calories than their healthy weight peers
Younger children who are overweight or obese consume more calories per day than their healthy weight peers. But among older overweight children the pattern is reversed: They actually consume fewer calories per day than their healthy weight peers. (2012-09-10)

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