Oatmeal For Breakfast Can Curb Hunger and Lower Calorie Intake at Lunch 

CHICAGO, IL, JANUARY 26, 2015 – A new study suggests that your breakfast cereal choice may affect how full you feel and how much you eat for lunch, especially if you’re overweight. According to new research published in the latest issue of the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, scientists found that having oatmeal (Quaker Oats […]

Study Connects Common Pesticide to Increased Risk of ADHD

A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain’s dopamine system — responsible for emotional expression and cognitive function – and increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a new Rutgers study. The research published Wednesday in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology […]

Canadian Study Shows Milk Consumption in Schools Dropped by Half When Chocolate Milk Was Removed

New study first to investigate impacts of milk choice in Canadian elementary schools Researchers from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan measured milk consumption (plain milk and flavoured milk) by children in a sample of Saskatoon elementary schools. This is the first study in a Canadian elementary school population to investigate the […]

Blueberries May Lower Blood Pressure 

Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study showed results in only 8 weeks, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Philadelphia, PA, January 8, 2014 – With hypertension (HTN) affecting nearly 80 million people in the United States and cardiovascular disease (CVD) the leading cause of death, any intervention that […]

An Avocado a Day Can Improve Your Bad Cholesterol

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Adding an avocado to your daily diet may help lower bad cholesterol, in turn reducing risk for heart disease, according to health researchers. Avocados are known to be a nutrient-dense food, high in monounsaturated fatty acids. Previous studies have suggested that avocados are a cholesterol-lowering food, but this is the first […]

‘Imaginary Meal Pill’ Tricks Body into Losing Weight

LA JOLLA–Salk researchers have developed an entirely new type of pill that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed calories, causing it to burn fat. The compound effectively stopped weight gain, lowered cholesterol, controlled blood sugar and minimized inflammation in mice, making it an excellent candidate for a rapid transition into human clinical trials. […]

College Students Believe Hookah Safer Than Cigarettes Despite Evidence to the Contrary

Tampa, FL (Dec. 11, 2014) — Despite emerging evidence otherwise, many college students consider hookah smoking safer than smoking cigarettes, reports a University of South Florida (USF) College of Public Health study published this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study, appearing online in the CDC journal Preventing Chronic Disease, […]

Twitter Posts Provide Insight on Mental Illness

Johns Hopkins computers scientists, who have already used Twitter posts to track flu cases, say their techniques also show promise as a tool to gather important information about some common mental illnesses. By reviewing tweets from users who publicly mentioned their diagnosis and by looking for language cues linked to certain disorders, the researchers say, […]

Smoking Still Causes Large Proportion of Cancer Deaths in the United States

ATLANTA – December 9, 2014- A new American Cancer Society study finds that despite significant drops in smoking rates, cigarettes continue to cause about three in ten cancer deaths in the United States. The study, appearing in the Annals of Epidemiology, concludes that efforts to reduce smoking prevalence as rapidly as possible should be a […]

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Longer Life

The diet seems to be associated with a known marker of aging The Mediterranean diet has been consistently linked with health benefits, including reduced mortality and reduced risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease. It is characterised by a high intake of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes (such as peas, beans and lentils), and (mainly […]

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