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Obesity linked to sleep loss and food choices


June 10th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Loss of sleep impairs brain regions where food choices are made, possibly helping explain the linkage between sleep loss and obesity. A group of healthy adults ... Read more...

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Genes identified for childhood obesity


April 10th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Two gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity have been identified by researchers.Although factors such as food choices and sedentary habits contribute to ... Read more...

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New mobile app helps choose healthy food


January 21st, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) You can scan bar codes, see what's in a food item and switch to a healthier choice in an instant, thanks to a new mobile application. ... Read more...

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Students campaign against junk food


December 19th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Braving the morning chill, around 1,200 students of Father Agnel School formed a human chain here Monday to send out a message against consumption of ... Read more...

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Go vegetarian, urges Veena Malik


October 6th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Pakistani actress Veena Malik is urging people to give up meat and turn vegetarian as she poses for the new PETA (People for the Ethical ... Read more...

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‘The 17 Day Diet’ by Dr. Michael Moreno promises results


April 8th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dieters are jumping on Dr. Michael Moreno’s new diet plan that promises results in 17 days. Dr. Moreno promises that his diet plan would give his ... Read more...

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US wants restaurants to show calorie content on menus


April 3rd, 2011 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS/EFE) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require, starting in 2012, that restaurants list the amount of calories contained in their menu items as ... Read more...

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How Internet and smartphones affect eating habits


March 30th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): A new study has shed light on how new-media technology, including the Internet and smartphones, are changing college students' eating habits and their relationship to food.The findings ... Read more...

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Mother’s milk define kid’s taste


February 20th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Mothers wanting their children to eat greens should consume plenty of vegetables themselves while breast feeding, new research says. Scientists have discovered that babies' taste buds are ... Read more...

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Study: Calorie labels don’t affect kids food choices


February 16th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found that posting the calorific value of food items in the restaurant menu doesn’t at all affect the food choices of ... Read more...

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“The Biggest Loser” Host Inspired By Her Dog’s Weight Loss


January 16th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "The Biggest Loser" host Alison Sweeney is influenced by her reel life reality series so much that she has even launched a weight loss program for ... Read more...

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Eating habits that ensure a longer life


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has found that the leading causes of death are no more infectious diseases but chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer - which may ... Read more...

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New weight-loss mantra for teens: ditch the diet shakes and bars


December 21st, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 21 (ANI): If you are an obese teen looking to shed those pounds - here's a tip - ditch those diet bars and shakes, according to a new study.Dr. ... Read more...

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Just thinking about food can stop you from bingeing!


December 10th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): The next time you feel like grabbing that piece of pizza or chocolate cake, just stare at it for a few minutes, and you might end up eating ... Read more...

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Women’s derrieres have evolved from pear bums to tomatoes


November 14th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 14 (ANI): A new study has claimed that women have created a whole new bum shape, the tomato, which is a lot juicier and plumper than the old pear-shaped ... Read more...

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Clenching muscles ‘increases willpower’


October 19th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Unable to quit smoking due to lack of willpower? Well, a new research suggests that firming muscles can shore up self-control.Authors Iris W. Hung from National University of ... Read more...

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Now, a mobile video game to train you to choose healthier diet


October 13th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): A candidate from Georgia Tech College of Computing has shown that playing health-related video games on a mobile device can help adults learn to live more healthfully by ... Read more...

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Brits fall back in love with fish ‘n’ chips


September 24th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 24 (ANI): Britons are tucking into an extra million portions a year of fish 'n' chips this year, as compared to last, reported a survey.This time last year, fish fryers ... Read more...

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Why the ‘reluctant communicator’ is media shy (Capital Buzz)


September 12th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) After a series of negative articles in the media about the "silent PM" and "decision-making vacuum", with one columnist even going so far as to suggest ... Read more...

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Sugary drinks don’t cause weight gain


August 15th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Sugary drinks, taken in small quantities, do not promote weight gain, carbohydrate craving or adverse mood effects in overweight women. The study, conducted by Marie Reid and colleagues ... Read more...

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Online comic strips ‘can help girls make better food choices’


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): In a new study, researchers created online comic strips geared towards helping Internet-savvy African American girls make better food choices and improve their physical fitness.Behavioural science researcher and ... Read more...

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Cartoon characters on snack packages influence kids’ food choices


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A study has found that cartoon characters that appear on snack packaging can actually influence a child's taste buds.The study was conducted by Yale University's Rudd Center for ... Read more...

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TV food ads ‘endorse imbalanced diets’


June 1st, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): If you refer to foods advertised on television for making food choices, then chances are you're following an imbalanced diet, says a new study.Published in the Journal of ... Read more...

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TV ads promote junk food


June 1st, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Making food choices based on TV ads results in a very imbalanced diet, says a new study. Investigators found that a 2,000-calorie diet comprising advertised foods would contain 25 ... Read more...

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Change your environment to achieve dieting success


May 1st, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Dieters who focus on changing their surroundings find it easier to adhere to their diet, say researchers.What's more, they also report losing the most weight, says the team ... Read more...

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‘Alternate-day” fasting the best bet to fight flab


November 7th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 07 (ANI): Alternate-day fasting can be the right way lose weight and boost cardio-vascular health, experts from University of Illinois at Chicago have suggested.The conclusion was reached after observing 16 ... Read more...

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‘Muffin-top’ tweens rising Down Under


November 5th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 5 (ANI): One in three girls aged between nine and 13 is overweight or obese, a new Australian study has showed.The new study found that girls as young as nine ... Read more...

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New food rating system for healthy and affordable diet


October 20th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A top nutrition expert has unveiled a new food rating system that evaluates the nutritional value of food along with its cost value, a boon to people wanting ... Read more...

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Self-monitoring blood glucose levels beneficial for diabetics


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Diabetics who self-monitor their blood glucose (SMBG) levels can modify their behaviour, adjust their medicine, and understand their disease to better manage it, says a recent study.The study ... Read more...

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Social background plays major role in deciding teenagers’ diet


September 26th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): Teenagers' social class determines their attitudes to diet and weight, according to new researchThis is the first study to show how everyday practices and perceptions of different social ... Read more...

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Skinny friends with big appetites bad for weight watching


September 22nd, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) If you are watching your waistline, then try to avoid skinny friends with big appetites, says a new study. "If a heavy-set colleague eats a lot, you are likely ... Read more...

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You are who you eat with


September 22nd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Watching your weight? Beware of skinny friends with big appetites, for thin pals who eat a lot could put your waistline at risk.That's the conclusion of a new ... Read more...

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Consensus on optimal vitamin D dose lacking despite many health benefits


September 17th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 17 (ANI): While vitamin D is known to offer many benefits, there is no consensus on what level of the nutrient is optimal for good health, according to the Mayo ... Read more...

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How some people maintain weight loss, others don’t


September 16th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Ever wondered how some people successfully maintain a significant weight loss, while others tend to regain the weight? Well, researchers at The Miriam Hospital attribute such tendencies to ... Read more...

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Long working hours make parents compromise on food choices


September 10th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Long work hours and irregular schedules are forcing people to compromise on food choices for themselves and their children, suggests a new study.The research team from Cornell University ... Read more...

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