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Why Hungry Seniors Aren’t Getting Enough To Eat

Why Hungry Seniors Aren’t Getting Enough To Eat

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.

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Mom’s Diet Right Before Pregnancy Can Alter Baby’s Genes

Mom’s Diet Right Before Pregnancy Can Alter Baby’s Genes

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vitamin deficiencies near the time of conception change which genes get turned on during early development, scientists find.

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Where’s The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

Where’s The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Not all whole grain breads are created equal. Choosing breads with fully intact grains (think nuggets of whole rye, wheat or millet) may help control blood sugar and stave off hunger.

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Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

| March 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

There’s new thinking about the effects of fat on our waistlines and our hearts. And consensus is building that saturated fat isn’t the demon we were once told to fear, especially compared with carbs.

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French-Fry Conspiracy: Genes Can Make Fried Foods More Fattening

French-Fry Conspiracy: Genes Can Make Fried Foods More Fattening

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some people are more likely to gain weight from frequently indulging in fried foods than others, scientists say. You can blame mom and dad for passing on the obesity risk genes.

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Don’t Fear The Fat:  Experts Question Saturated Fat Guidelines

Don’t Fear The Fat: Experts Question Saturated Fat Guidelines

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The link between heart disease and saturated fat that scientists have been drilling into us for 40 years is not as solid as many of us once thought. But don’t run out and gorge on bacon just yet.

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See More, Eat More: The Geography Of Fast Food

See More, Eat More: The Geography Of Fast Food

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The more fast food you encounter where you live and work, the likelier you are to be obese, research shows. That suggests policies limiting fast-food outlets in neighborhoods may be onto something.

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The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean

The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two recent studies add to the growing evidence that consuming dairy fat may actually fend off weight gain. Experts say it may be time to revisit the assumption that when it comes to dairy, fat free is always best.

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The Science Of Munchies: Why The Scent Of A Burger Gives Us A High

The Science Of Munchies: Why The Scent Of A Burger Gives Us A High

| February 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Skipping a meal triggers the munchies in a similar way that marijuana does, a study in mice finds. And it works, at least in rodents, by boosting the sense of smell. Receptors in the brain that get activated when the animals are stoned also light up after they’ve been fasting.

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It Takes More Than A Produce Aisle To Refresh A Food Desert

It Takes More Than A Produce Aisle To Refresh A Food Desert

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Residents of a Philadelphia neighborhood that lacked a grocer got a new market brimming with fresh fruit and veggies — but that didn’t change what they ate, a survey shows. Additional interventions — such as cooking classes and nutrition education — may be needed.

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Ladies: Good Bacteria In Yogurt May Be Good For Waistlines, Too

Ladies: Good Bacteria In Yogurt May Be Good For Waistlines, Too

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Women who took a probiotic commonly found in yogurts daily while on a diet regime lost significantly more weight and fat than their counterparts who received a placebo. The findings offer interesting hints about how probiotics might be interacting with the tiny microbes that live in our guts.

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Dry January: Giving Up Booze For A Month Does Have Benefits

Dry January: Giving Up Booze For A Month Does Have Benefits

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

For regular drinkers, the New Year’s resolution tradition may involve what’s known as a dry January: giving up booze for a month. But could such a short-term breakup with alcohol really impart any measurable health benefits? A small but intriguing study suggests yes.

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Fresh Research Finds Organic Milk Packs In Omega-3s

Fresh Research Finds Organic Milk Packs In Omega-3s

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Organic milk contains about 62 percent more omega-3s than milk from cows on conventional dairy farms, a new U.S.-based study finds. To get the full boost of these healthful fatty acids, you’ll need to drink whole milk.

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What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

That difference translates to about $550 a year, according to a new meta-analysis of studies evaluating the retail costs of food, grouped by healthfulness. It’s chump change for middle-class eaters, but a big gap for low-income families. Researchers say that’s a problem that can be solved.

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