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Thoughts drive dieting plans but feelings drive dieting behavior, study finds

A majority of American adults say they’ve tried dieting to lose weight at some point in their lives, and at any given time, about one-third of the adult population say they’re currently dieting. Yet 60 percent of American adults are clinically overweight or obese and more than 16 percent of deaths nationwide are related to […] Read more

Another reason to drink wine: It could help you burn fat, study suggests

Drinking red grape juice or wine — in moderation — could improve the health of overweight people by helping them burn fat better, according to a new study coauthored by an Oregon State University researcher. The findings suggest that consuming dark-colored grapes, whether eating them or drinking juice or wine, might help people better Read more

New study postulates the role of dietary advanced glycation end products in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

A new paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease provides evidence that cooking foods at high temperatures increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. This study looked at the content of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in national diets and clinical studies comparing and compared total AGEs to Alzheimer’s disease Read more

Many of the smallest babies in California not referred for follow-up care, study finds

The tiniest babies need special follow-up care when they go home from the hospital after birth. But, of the thousands of very-low-birth-weight babies born in California during 2010 and 2011, 20 percent were not referred to the state’s high-risk infant follow-up program, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University Read more

When you lose weight, where does the fat go? Most of the mass is breathed out as carbon dioxide, study shows

Despite a worldwide obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals cannot correctly answer the question of where body fat goes when people lose weight, a UNSW Australia study shows. The most common misconception among doctors, dieticians and personal trainers is that the missing mass has been converted into energy or heat. Read more

Significantly increased risk of stillbirth in males, study shows

A large-scale study led by the University of Exeter has found that boys are more likely to be stillborn than girls. Published in the journal BMC Medicine, the study reviewed more than 30 million births globally, and found that the risk of stillbirth is about ten percent higher in boys. This equates to a loss […] Read more

New study examines effect of timing of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy

Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, suggests a new study published today (26 November) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). This UK population-based study and systematic review assessed the effect of timing of folic acid supplementation Read more

Calorie-restricting diets slow aging, study finds

The adage ‘you are what you eat’ has been around for years. Now, important new research provides another reason to be careful with your calories. Neuroscientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have shown that calorie-reduced diets stop the normal rise and fall in activity levels of close to 900 different genes linked to aging and Read more

Shift in gut bacteria observed in fiber supplement study may offer good news for weight loss

Most Americans don’t get the daily recommended amount of fiber in their diet, though research has shown that dietary fiber can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria, reducing the risk of colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases. A new study from the University of Illinois shows that two specific functional […] Read more

Sunshine may slow weight gain, diabetes onset, study suggests

Exposure to moderate amounts of sunshine may slow the development of obesity and diabetes, a study suggests. Scientists who looked at the effect of sunlight on mice say further research will be needed to confirm whether it has the same effect on people. The researchers showed that shining UV light at overfed mice slowed their […] Read more
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