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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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Nuts For Longevity: Daily Handful Is Linked To Longer Life

Nuts For Longevity: Daily Handful Is Linked To Longer Life

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Men and women who were regularly munching on peanuts or tree nuts in their 30s and 40s were significantly more likely to reach their 70s, a study found. Researchers say they aren’t sure why nuts promote longevity, but they think it has to do with how they affect metabolism and satiety.

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For Mind And Body: Study Finds Mediterranean Diet Boosts Both

For Mind And Body: Study Finds Mediterranean Diet Boosts Both

| November 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

A new study finds that women who followed a Mediterranean style of eating in their 50s were about 40 percent more likely to reach the later decades without developing chronic diseases and memory or physical problems, compared to women who didn’t eat as well.

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Golden Rice Study Violated Ethical Rules, Tufts Says

Golden Rice Study Violated Ethical Rules, Tufts Says

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tufts University says that one of its researchers violated ethics rules while carrying out a study of genetically modified “golden rice” in China. The study showed that the rice can fight malnutrition, but researchers didn’t provide enough information to the parents of the children who ate it, Tufts says.

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Can The Smell Of Oranges Help Dieters Resist Sweet Treats?

Can The Smell Of Oranges Help Dieters Resist Sweet Treats?

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

A British researcher was curious to know whether smell could help fend off temptation. Her study found that the scent of fresh oranges seemed to help remind dieters to eat less chocolate.

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Why Skipping Breakfast Might Raise Risk Of Heart Disease

Why Skipping Breakfast Might Raise Risk Of Heart Disease

| July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new study finds that men who routinely skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of having a heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease compared to men who ate breakfast.

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What Is Farm Runoff Doing To The Water? Scientists Wade In

What Is Farm Runoff Doing To The Water? Scientists Wade In

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Across the Midwest this summer, scientists are wading into 100 streams to collect water samples and check cages for fish eggs. It’s part of a large study to understand how pesticides and agricultural chemicals from farms are affecting the nation’s streams.

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Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Researchers are trying to figure out if it really is possible to be addicted to food. A study of brain activity finds there’s more going on in areas linked to reward and addiction after people drink a shake with lots of refined carbohydrates. But it’s not clear how that factors into overeating.

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A Daily Habit Of Green Tea Or Coffee Cuts Stroke Risk

A Daily Habit Of Green Tea Or Coffee Cuts Stroke Risk

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Drinking four cups of green tea or one cup of coffee per day were each associated with about a 20 percent lower risk of stroke. That’s according to a study of more than 82,000 men and women in Japan.

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