Food insecurity associated with increased odds of binge-eating disorder and obesity
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  January 10, 2019  
  Nutrition  
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 Food insecurity associated with increased odds of binge-eating disorder and obesityFood insecurity associated with increased odds of 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.
 
   Checkout aisle food policies may reduce junk food intakeCheckout aisle food policies may reduce junk food intake
 
Policies that limit what types of food can be shelved in the checkout aisles of grocery stores may successfully curb junk food intake in shoppers, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Jean Adams from the University of Cambridge, UK, and colleagues.
 
   Calorie-labeling may change the way your brain responds to foodCalorie-labeling may change the way your brain responds to food
 
Seeing pictures of food with calorie information not only makes food less appetizing but it also appears to change the way your brain responds to the food, according to a Dartmouth-led study published in PLOS ONE.
 
 Obesity help on the front line
 
Obesity help on the front lineThe Australian National University (ANU) has developed a new program to be rolled out across the country to help GPs treat patients with obesity. The Change Program, developed by the ANU Medical School for doctors, will allow patients to work with their local GP on long-term lifestyle changes.
 
 
 Free health check up ignored by more than half of the population says NHS
 
Free health check up ignored by more than half of the population says NHSThe NHS England provided a free health check up to the population over forty years of age and has noted that more than half of them did not take the health check-ups that could detect and treat dementias and other conditions.
 
 
 New book series on anti-obesity treatment strategies
 
New book series on anti-obesity treatment strategiesObesity is a complex health problem, caused by a number of factors such as excessive food intake, lack of physical activity, genetic predisposition, endocrine disorders, medications and psychiatric illnesses.
 
 
 Natural antioxidant in grain bran could help preserve food longer
 
Natural antioxidant in grain bran could help preserve food longerA natural antioxidant found in grain bran could preserve food longer and replace synthetic antioxidants currently used by the food industry, according to researchers at Penn State.
 
 
 Mediterranean diet is the best diet there is
 
Mediterranean diet is the best diet there isDiets come and go and have their time in the trending list. The U.S. News and World Report has however confirmed that the healthiest diet at present is the Mediterranean diet. For this report the team of experts ranked 41 different popular diets. They came to the unanimous conclusion that the Mediterranean diet can provide long term benefit to health.
 
 
 Common food additive could cause celiac disease, review says
 
Common food additive could cause celiac disease, review saysResearch suggests that celiac disease could be caused by a bacterial enzyme used to manufacture sausages, cheese, bread and other processed foods. Myths about gluten are hard to bust. Intolerance, allergy, sensitivity, hypersensitivity. What is what?
 
 
 Exposure to TV ads for high-sugar cereals influences kids' diets
 
Exposure to TV ads for high-sugar cereals influences kids' dietsHigh-sugar cereals are heavily promoted to children on TV. The adoption of poor eating habits including excess consumption of sugar can lead to obesity, a known risk factor for 13 cancers. Children's eating habits develop during the preschool years, and children who are overweight by the age of five are likely to remain overweight into adolescence and adulthood.
 
 
 Half of all food allergy sufferers are not actually allergic
 
Half of all food allergy sufferers are not actually allergicA new study has shown that the food allergies that people claim to have may not be true. The study reveals that as many as 20 percent of Americans over the age of 18 years believe that they are allergic to one or more food items. The study finds that the actual number of people who have a food allergy is close to 10 percent of the population. They also show that one in 20 Americans had a diagnosed case of a food allergy.
 
 
 High-fat diets shown to increase blood pressure
 
High-fat diets shown to increase blood pressureA new study has added to the evidence that a high-fat diet is unhealthy for both younger males and females. The study also found sex-linked differences in the physiological effects of a HFD. The team hypothesized that a high-fat diet would be more detrimental to male rats than female rats, but they discovered that after just four weeks, both sexes experienced similar increases in blood pressure.
 
 
 Moderate amounts of healthy fats could soon be allowed in diets
 
Moderate amounts of healthy fats could soon be allowed in dietsAt present there is ample evidence to show that not all forms of fats are bad for the heart and some are indeed good for the heart. Some of the fats may help to reduce triglycerides in blood. This is a particularly harmful type of lipid particle in blood that causes heart disease. Some fats can also raise the HDL or “good” cholesterol in the blood and thus protect the heart. As the HDL rises, the levels of the harmful LDL cholesterol start to decline.
 
 
 Health Benefits of Quinoa
 
Health Benefits of QuinoaQuinoa is designated as a pseudo-cereal because it is not part of the typical Poaceae botanical family, where all other cereals or grains belong. The plant has its origin in the Andes; however, its broad genetic diversity allows it to be grown easily in different types of soils and adapt to different climatic conditions.