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Immune cells in brain respond to fat in diet, causing mice to eat

Immune cells perform a previously unsuspected role in the brain that may contribute to obesity, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. When the researchers fed mice a diet high in saturated milk fats, microglia, a type of immune cell, underwent a population explosion in the brain region called the hypothalamus, which […]

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Brain mechanism that drives us to eat glucose discovered

Scientists have discovered a mechanism in the brain that may drive our appetite for foods rich in glucose and could lead to improved treatments for obesity Glucose is a component of carbohydrates, and the main energy source used by brain cells. By studying rats, a team at Imperial College London identified a mechanism that appears […]

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U.S. college students eat their vegetables … really?

U.S. college students do better than their counterparts in the United Kingdom when it comes to physical activity, a healthy diet and less smoking, according to new research published in the latest issue of the journal Education and Health. “Among U.S. students, we see greater consumption of fruits and vegetables, more participation in organized sports, […]

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Kids eat better if their parents went to college

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. But it’s still not enough, the study goes on to say, as all kids are falling short when it comes to eating healthier at school The research suggests a parent’s educational attainment, an […]

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Kids eat better if their parents went to college

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. But it’s still not enough, the study goes on to say, as all kids are falling short when it comes to eating healthier at school The research suggests a parent’s educational attainment, an […]

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Viewers eat more while watching Hollywood action flick on TV

Television shows filled with action and sound may be bad for your waistline. TV viewers ate more M&Ms, cookies, carrots and grapes while watching an excerpt from a Hollywood action film than those watching an interview program. Television has been blamed for helping Americans to gain weight because it encourages a sedentary lifestyle. But the […]

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Eat more, die young: Why eating a diet very low in nutrients can extend lifespan

A new evolutionary theory in BioEssays claims that consuming a diet very low in nutrients can extend lifespan in laboratory animals, a finding which could hold clues to promoting healthier ageing in humans. Scientists have known for decades that severely restricted food intake reduces the incidence of diseases of old age, such as cancer, and […]

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What To Eat Before And After Your Workout

Poor eating habits can destabilize even the best efforts to stay fit. Sometimes, getting to the gym can make you feel as if you are going into battle. So, you should always make sure you are fueling your body with the right kind of food to keep you energized and focused while you are there. […]

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What Dietitians Really Eat

Amid the latest fad diets and celebrity weight-loss secrets, experts’ opinions are often overlooked. Vice-president of Dietitians New Zealand, dietitian Hannah Cullinane, says International Dietitians Day is an opportunity for the professionals to get a word in. While anyone can call themselves a nutritionist (to become registered requires training), dietitians must complete around five years […]

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Weight Loss Tips For Women Who Love To Eat

For many people, food makes life worth living. Unfortunately for a lot of women though, that can really catch up with you. After you reach a certain age, the expansion of your waistline, hips and thighs begins and unless you take serious action, there’s just no stopping it. You can continue to love food without […]

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