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Eating wisely calls for self-control: Study


September 12th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) People who successfully control their diet eat fewer unhealthy foods because they are satisfied sooner, a study shows.Some people can exercise real self-control when it comes ... Read more...

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Dining with friends can make you fat


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Dining with a friend could be bad for those on a diet - it tempts you into eating unhealthy dishes from the menu, just to keep ... Read more...

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Weight loss secures lasting benefits


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The loss of 20 pounds can help overweight or obese individuals secure a decade's worth of health benefits, even if they regain the weight later that ... Read more...

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Israel mulls junk food tax to check expanding waistlines


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 2 (IANS) In a bid to control growing obesity rates in the country, the Israeli government is all set to authorise a plan which will levy a special ... Read more...

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Eat from a red plate to lose weight: Study


January 15th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) People who eat from a red plate or drink from red cups cut their food intake by 40 percent, says a new study.The study carried out ... Read more...

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Vitamin takers ‘more likely to gorge on fast food’


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): A study has indicated that people who take vitamin pills may be more likely to gorge on fast food.Researchers have warned that multivitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements ... Read more...

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Dieters misled by food names end up eating more unhealthy foods


April 20th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A new research has indicated that dieters are so involved with trying to eat virtuously that they are more likely than non-dieters to choose unhealthy foods that are ... Read more...

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Religious young adults ‘more likely to become obese by middle age’


March 25th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A new Northwestern Medicine study has found that young adults who frequently attend religious activities are 50 percent more likely to become obese by middle age than young ... Read more...

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Being cantankerous is key to longer life


March 15th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that being cantankerous is the key to live longer.This is because happier, more relaxed people are likely to take more risks through their lives including ... Read more...

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Obesity rates in US to reach 42 percent: Experts


November 5th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): Harvard University researchers have estimated that America's obesity epidemic won't plateau until at least 42 percent of adults are obese.The estimate has been derived by applying mathematical modeling ... Read more...

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Experts call for tighter regulations on food ads during kids’ TV viewing


October 29th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Experts has revealed that children are specifically targeted and repeatedly overexposed to a lot of adverts that promote unhealthy foods.Researchers, in partnership with the Cancer Council, Australia, ... Read more...

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Clenching fists can help ease painful moments


October 20th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) People facing unpleasant tasks can ease their painful moments by simply tensing their muscles, a study says.The study also found that clenching fists temporarily boosts self-control and willpower.Iris ... Read more...

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Credit, debit cards ‘increase impulsive food purchases’


October 19th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people are more likely to buy unhealthy foods when they pay using credit or debit cards."Two factors contribute to this intriguing effect," ... Read more...

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Kids still exposed to same level of junk food ads on TV


October 4th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 4 (IANS) Children still have the same dose of junk foods TV ads as they did before self-regulation was introduced last year. Study leader Lesley King, an adjunct senior lecturer ... Read more...

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Parents’ preference for nutritious food withers when buying for kids


September 5th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 5 (ANI): New research shows that parents' preference for nutritious foods goes down to 50 percent when they're selecting products for the kids, rather than for themselves.The likely explanation is ... Read more...

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Dream discovery: eat ‘healthy’ junk food


August 19th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Here's hope for all those battling the bulge - and the temptation to eat junk food. Scientists have found a way to make fatty foods like ice cream ... Read more...

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Free statins with fast food could neutralize heart risk


August 13th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Researchers at Imperial College London suggest that fast food outlets could provide statin drugs free of charge so that customers can neutralise the heart disease dangers of fatty ... Read more...

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Stereotyping has negative impact on performance


August 11th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 11 (IANS) Researchers say that stereotyping or prejudice has a negative impact on one's performance. Stereotyping is a commonly held public belief about specific social groups or types of individuals."Past studies ... Read more...

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Stereotyping causes aggression, overeating, lack of focus: Study


August 11th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Prejudice has a lasting negative impact on those who experience, it according to a new research out of the University of Toronto Scarborough."Past studies have shown that people ... Read more...

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Health watchdog says 40,000 Britons die each year due to junk food


June 22nd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 22 (ANI): Public health watchdog National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has warned that more than 40,000 Britons are dying each year because of the high levels of ... Read more...

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Now an anti-binge nasal spray to tackle obesity


May 17th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Tackling obesity may become a little easier as a nasal spray developed by a group of researchers can restrain people from having temptation of overeating and unhealthy foods. The ... Read more...

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Why the 60s were slimmer


March 1st, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): In the 1960s people were slimmer simply because they were more active, according to the British government.Since then obesity rates in English adults have risen from 1-2 percent ... Read more...

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‘Sin’ tax on junk food may encourage healthier eating habits


February 25th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, February 25 (ANI): Levying taxes on unhealthy food items could help encourage people to eat fruits and vegetables and whole grains, scientists have observed.Psychological scientist Leonard Epstein at University ... Read more...

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Blame childhood obesity on TV ads on junk food


February 10th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The link between TV viewing and childhood obesity is directly related to children's exposure to ads that publicise unhealthy foods, says a new study. Conducted by Frederick J. Zimmerman ... Read more...

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‘Junk food ads, not TV, blamed for obesity in kids’


February 10th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 10 (ANI): It's not the amount of TV but the number of junk food commercials that may contribute towards childhood obesity, say researchers.Principal investigator Frederick J. Zimmerman found that the ... Read more...

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Number of Brits dying due to obesity doubles in 10 years


January 2nd, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): The number of middle-aged people dying as a result of obesity in the UK has almost doubled in the last decade, according to official figures.More than 190 people ... Read more...

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Modern day obesity might have evolutionary origins


February 13th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) That craving for a cheeseburger is rooted in the dramatic growth of the human brain and body, resulting from environmental changes two million years ago. Higher quality, nutritionally ... Read more...

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Detox diets are ”nonsense” and waste of money, warn dieticians


January 1st, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): If your New Years resolution involves detox diet, then heres a piece of information for you the weight loss plan is "nonsense" and a waste of money, ... Read more...

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TV junk food ads don”t make kids fat, say Aussie soft drink makers


November 19th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 19 (ANI): Junk food advertisements dont make children obese, according to makers of soft drink.The beverage companies have raised question on the requirement of draft laws banning food ... Read more...

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Cartoon characters under fire for promoting unhealthy food


October 2nd, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): Tony the Tiger and the Dairylea Cow have come under fire for failing to promote healthy eating in children, a consumer group has said.A report by Which? ... Read more...

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Unhealthy meals may cause memory slumps in older diabetics


June 27th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): A new study from Baycrest has suggested that adults with type 2 diabetes who eat unhealthy, high-fat meals may experience memory declines immediately afterward.However, the study also ... Read more...

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