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Food nudging could contribute to healthy eating

Food nudging could contribute to healthy eating

Is it possible to change our behaviour when it comes to food choices only by presenting the food to the guests in a canteen in a different order, or by making it more difficult to reach the less healthy food? Yes, a review of existing research in this area concludes. [More]
Impact of diet may depend on individual’s genetic composition

Impact of diet may depend on individual’s genetic composition

If you've ever seen a friend have good results from a diet but then not been able to match those results yourself, you may not be surprised by new findings in mice that show that diet response is highly individualized. [More]
Researchers identify PKD1 protein as potential cause for impaired insulin signaling in diabetics

Researchers identify PKD1 protein as potential cause for impaired insulin signaling in diabetics

Medication can help trigger the enzyme that kick starts insulin production in the body, but the drugs don't always work for those who are obese or diabetic, and most need to regulate their glucose and insulin levels. That's why a recent discovery made by Rudy Valentine and a team of researchers holds so much promise. [More]
Researchers examine which front-of-package nutrition label helps consumers choose healthful items

Researchers examine which front-of-package nutrition label helps consumers choose healthful items

Marketing researchers at the University of Arkansas and their colleague at the University of Mississippi compared nutrition information labels on the front of packaged food products to understand which labels help consumers choose more healthful items. [More]
New easy-to-use method may help people estimate food portions using their hands

New easy-to-use method may help people estimate food portions using their hands

Researchers from the University of Sydney's Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders have developed a portable and easy-to-use method to help people estimate portion size using only their hands. [More]
New multicomponent reactions to develop active compounds against sleeping sickness

New multicomponent reactions to develop active compounds against sleeping sickness

Multicomponent reactions are protocols that ease the chemical synthesis of new compounds, and are particularly important to gain molecules with biological activity as therapeutic agents against several pathogens. [More]
VMS during menopause transition linked to sociodemographic, psychosocial factors

VMS during menopause transition linked to sociodemographic, psychosocial factors

More data analysis about hot flashes from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation has been published today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. [More]
Low levels of blood selenium may increase risk of liver cancer

Low levels of blood selenium may increase risk of liver cancer

A new study, published in current issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows that the highest levels of blood selenium or of selenoprotein P, the protein that distributes selenium from the liver around the body, are associated with a decreased risk of developing liver cancer (particularly hepatocellular carcinoma), even when all other major liver cancer risk factors are taken into account. [More]
Hungry parents may serve large portions of food for their young children, study shows

Hungry parents may serve large portions of food for their young children, study shows

The hungrier parents are at mealtimes, a new study shows, the more they may feed their young children, which could have implications for childhood obesity. [More]
Study shows siblings of food allergic children do not experience food allergy symptoms

Study shows siblings of food allergic children do not experience food allergy symptoms

Families with a child who has food allergy often wonder if a younger sibling should be screened before introducing potentially allergenic foods. [More]
Urolithin A found in pomegranates may improve muscle strength and endurance during aging

Urolithin A found in pomegranates may improve muscle strength and endurance during aging

Amazentis SA, an innovative life sciences company applying scientific breakthroughs in nutrition to manage health conditions linked to aging, announced today a collaborative publication in Nature Medicine with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, demonstrating that the Company's lead product candidate, urolithin A, improves mitochondrial and muscle function, resulting in enhanced muscle strength and endurance during aging. [More]
Diversity of gut bacteria may affect brain health

Diversity of gut bacteria may affect brain health

The surprising and potentially wide-ranging effects that the levels and diversity of bacteria living in the gut have on overall human health, inflammation, and specifically brain health are the focus of a provocative interview with Dr. David Perlmutter in Alternative and Complementary Therapies, a journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. [More]
Taking probiotics can reduce body weight and BMI

Taking probiotics can reduce body weight and BMI

Consuming probiotics, so-called 'good bacteria', can reduce body weight and body mass index (BMI) according to a new meta-analysis published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. [More]
Sex-related difference could have impact on treatment of metabolic diseases

Sex-related difference could have impact on treatment of metabolic diseases

In health research, most preliminary studies in animals only examine effects of drug treatment in one sex, assuming that males and females will have few differences in how a drug works. [More]
Study eliminates barriers to using GIS technology to solve public health issues in Bangladesh

Study eliminates barriers to using GIS technology to solve public health issues in Bangladesh

Geospatial information sciences can help determine where diseases are spreading and where to target the resources needed to stop them, but spatial data isn't widely used for health decision-making in many developing countries. [More]
BetterYou’s transdermal MagnesiumOil Spray trio certified on Informed-Sport programme

BetterYou’s transdermal MagnesiumOil Spray trio certified on Informed-Sport programme

A transdermal trio of MagnesiumOil Sprays by health pioneers BetterYou has been certified for inclusion in the kit bags of the world’s elite sporting stars and coaches. [More]
Healthy weight programs for lesbian and bisexual women aim to achieve changes in lifestyle habits

Healthy weight programs for lesbian and bisexual women aim to achieve changes in lifestyle habits

Lesbian and bisexual women have higher rates of obesity, smoking and stress when compared to their heterosexual counterparts, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. [More]
Group intervention may be effective in improving overall health of aging lesbian, bisexual women

Group intervention may be effective in improving overall health of aging lesbian, bisexual women

The Bay Area has long been one of the nation's leading advocates for LGBT equality and community support. Recent studies, however, reveal that one population -- aging lesbian and bisexual women -- are overlooked in the realm of health care and the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices tailored to their needs. [More]
Study finds close link between diet quality of parents and children

Study finds close link between diet quality of parents and children

Many people accept the old axiom - "You are what you eat." That's not to say you become a carrot if you eat carrots, of course, but rather that a regular pattern of eating carrots will shape you in a much different way than a regular pattern of eating cotton candy. [More]
AMPK protein activated during fasting regulates hunger neurons in the brain

AMPK protein activated during fasting regulates hunger neurons in the brain

Neurons in the brain that control hunger are regulated by AMPK, a protein activated during fasting, report researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Neuron on July 6, 2016. [More]
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