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Appetite and mortality: The two are closely connected in the eldery A simple question about appetite can provide insights into old people's general health that may help reduce their risk of dying. A team has now investigated the connection between appetite and mortality in great depth.
Science Daily | Sep 10, 2014 1:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Teens' neural response to food commercials predicts future weight gain In the first prospective longitudinal study to investigate neural response to unhealthy food commercials, Oregon Research Institute scientist Sonja Yokum, Ph.D., and her team found that adolescents showing elevated responses in reward regions to food comm
Science Daily | Sep 10, 2014 1:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Smartphones may aid in dietary self-monitoring Smartphones have seen wide adoption among Americans in recent years because of their ease of use and adaptability. With that in mind, researchers examined how smartphone use affected weight loss goals and determined that smartphones may offer users an adv
Science Daily | Sep 10, 2014 12:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
When talking about body size, African American women and doctors may be speaking different languages African American women and their female children have the highest obesity prevalence of any demographic group and are more likely to underestimate their body weight than white women. Yet, according to new research, cultural norms for body size may prevent
Science Daily | Sep 10, 2014 12:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Weekly text message could encourage healthier food choices, new study shows Many people are unaware that the US Food and Drug Administration's mandated nutrition labels are based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, but a simple weekly text message reminder can greatly improve that awareness, according to a new study.
Science Daily | Sep 9, 2014 3:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Race, ethnicity important when evaluating risk of fat around heart A man's likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart -- an important indicator of heart disease risk -- may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his body he's building up excess fat, reveals an internatio
Science Daily | Sep 9, 2014 1:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Eating habits, body fat related to differences in brain chemistry People who are obese may be more susceptible to environmental food cues than their lean counterparts due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less rewarding, according to new research.
Science Daily | Sep 9, 2014 1:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Birth measurements could predict lung health in teen years A new study has found that factors, such as birth weight, gestational age at birth and lung function, growth and other measures at 8 years old, can be used to predict lung function during mid to late teenage years.
Science Daily | Sep 9, 2014 1:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Eating is addictive but sugar, fat are not like drugs, study says People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, research suggests. An international team of scientists has found no strong evidence for people being addicted to the chemical sub
Science Daily | Sep 9, 2014 1:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Social networking can help people lose weight, study shows Social networking programs designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity, according to research. Obesity is an increasing issue in developed and developing countries, contributing to other diseases such as diabe
Science Daily | Sep 8, 2014 1:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend