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Book Links Food To Feelings

A new book titled “The Happiness Diet” has linked the food we consume to the way we feel. The book which is co-authored by Drew Ramsey MD (a clinical psychiatrist) and Tyler Graham (a health editor) is published by Rodale. It is also available as a kindle edition. The authors claim that the typical American …

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Brain Wiring May Affect Hunger And Eating

Research lead by the Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has revealed that brain circuitry that controls hunger and eating also controlled by “plasticity,” which is the ability of the brain’s connections to change over time. Research has shown that plasticity is a key to memory formation and learning. The findings were published in last month’s …

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Brains Of Obese Individuals Wired Differently For High-Calorie Foods

Researchers at Yale University and the University of Southern California have determined that the brains of people who are severely overweight may be wired differently for high calorie foods when they experience low blood sugar levels. A total of 21 individuals were involved in the study. This included 5 obese participants, 9 normal weight participants, …

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Colorful Food More Appealing To Children Than Adults

A new study by scientists at Cornell University has determined that compared to adults, children find colorful food much more appealing, a discovery that may assist parents of picky eaters to encourage their children to eat more nutritionally varied foods. 23 pre-teen children and 46 adults were involved in the study. They were shown large …

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Compound In Dark Chocolate Triggers Same Muscle Response As Vigorous Exercise

Scientists at Wayne State University have determined that consuming small quantities of dark chocolate is as beneficial to the body as energetic activities such as skating, jogging, or cycling. A compound found in dark chocolate has been linked to positive results in mice, comparable to that of sustained aerobic exercise. The compound called epicatechin appears …

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Controversial Study Links Low Intelligence To Being Overweight

Researchers in Sweden have completed a controversial new study which links low intelligence to being overweight or obese. The study results were presented at a recent meeting of the American Heart Association. The researchers compared the waist-hip ratios of over 5,000 men at 40 years of age to their scores on IQ tests which that …

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Denmark Adopts Tax To Encourage Healthier Eating

Denmark has instituted a tax on high fat food items in order to encourage healthier eating. The tax which came into effect on October 1st, 2011 is added to the price of products containing more than 2.3 percent of saturated fat. High fat foods are to be taxed at a rate of $2.86 per kilogram …

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Dietary Supplements May Be Causing Problems For Some Americans

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has identified that some people in the US are consuming too many dietary supplements. In certain cases, the overload of supplements has the potential to cause serious health problems. The researchers used dietary surveys in order to examine the mineral intake of 8,860 men …

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