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Some Children’s Breakfast Cereals More Like Desserts

A new study from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has determined that many brands of breakfast cereal specifically marketed for children contain so much sugar that they should be classified as desserts. The EWG checked the nutritional contents of 84 popular children’s breakfast cereals. They identified the 10 “worst” cereals based on the amount of …

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Some Women Base Their Body Image On Other Peoples Opinions

Some women base their body image on what other peoples opinions are not on their actual body. A woman can have a nicely shaped body well with in her body mass index and still have body image issue because another person spouse, sibling, co-worker, friend or stranger may say, “Your hips look a little wide.” …

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Stress Reduction And Mindful Eating Help Obese Women Avoid Weight Gain

A new study by University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers has determined that weight gain may be prevented without dieting through the use of simple mindful eating and stress reduction techniques. The study which is published online in the Journal of Obesity provides more clues into the link between stress and the stress hormone …

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Studies Suggest That Brown Fat May Help People Control Their Weight

Some new research studies are examining the possibility that brown fat may be used to help people lose or control their weight. Brown fat is said to burn fat “like a furnace”. Up until about 3 years ago, scientists believed that only babies had brown fat. Babies use this brown fat in order to keep …

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Study Focuses On Eating Disorders In The African American Community

The National Survey of American Life did a study on over 6 thousand African and Caribbean Black Americans to find out why there were major differences in number of blacks and whites were receiving treatment for anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. The findings are published in the online version of Psychology Today. They found …

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Study Links Low Leptin Levels With Depression Regardless Of Weight

A new study has investigated the relationship between levels of appetite regulating hormones and symptoms of depression, stress, and anxiety in women, regardless of their weight. 64 women were studied. Of these women, 15 were diagnosed with anorexia, 12 were of normal weight with hypothalamic amenorrhea (lack of menstrual periods due to a low functioning …

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Study Links Too Much Junk Food With Depression

A new study recently published in the journal Public Health Nutrition has determined that people who regularly consume a lot of junk food, stand a greater risk of developing depression. The study by researchers at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada involved approximately 9,000 participants over a period …

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