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Food and Nutrition
November 4, 2013 (Eureka Alert) — It seems everyone is looking for a culprit when it comes to childhood obesity: fast food, sugary drinks, super-sized everything. But it turns out part of the blame may lie with the simple matter of turning out the lights and rolling into bed.
That's according to the results of a study conducted by Chantelle Hart, associate professor of public health at Temple's Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), published today in Pediatrics. The
October 18, 2013 (Eureka Alert) — A new study published in the December issue of The American Journal of Medicine shows a significant association between low dietary fiber intake and cardiometabolic risks including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular inflammation, and obesity. Surveillance data from 23,168 subjects in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2010 was used to examine the role dietary fiber plays in heart health.
In the current study investiga
October 2, 2013 (Newswise) —
Nearly 1 in 3 American children are overweight or obese, but sugary sweets are often on the menu at elementary school classroom parties.
But schools with a district policy or state law discouraging sugary foods and beverages were 2.5 times more likely to restrict those foo
September 24, 2013 (Newswise) — A recent study in Nature Communications found that for mice following a diet containing 25 percent extra sugar—which is the mouse equivalent of a healthy human diet plus three cans of soda or other sweetened beverage daily—the females died at twice the normal rate and males were 25 perce
August 23, 2013 (Newswise) — Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered that the way the gut "tastes" sweet food may be defective in sufferers of type 2 diabetes, leading to problems with glucose uptake.
This is the first time that abnormal control of so-called "sweet taste receptors" in the human intestine has