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Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

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(SOURCE: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY) – Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research suggests. A well-established connection between body weight and chronic pain might be explained by inflammation in the body, and the study points to anti-inflammatory foods including fish, nuts and beans as a key […]

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Nutrition data review shows red meat has neutral effect on cardiovascular disease risk factors

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(SOURCE: PURDUE UNIVERSITY) – Consuming red meat in amounts above what is typically recommended does not affect short-term cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and blood cholesterol, according to a new review of clinical trials from Purdue University. “During the last 20 years, there have been recommendations to eat less red meat as part of […]

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Study Shows Low Carb Meals Lower Insulin Resistance

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(UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN) According to a recent press release, three low-carb meals within 24 hours lowers post-meal insulin resistance by more than 30 percent, but high-carb meals sustain insulin resistance, a condition that leads to high blood pressure, prediabetes and diabetes, according to a University of Michigan study.

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Study Finds Diet Rich in Whole Grains May Significantly Lower the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

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(EurekAlert) According to an article recently published in EurekAlert, a team of researchers from Cleveland Clinic, working in collaboration with Nestlé Research Center, conducted one of the largest controlled studies of its kind on whole grains and concluded that a diet rich in whole grains may significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in overweight […]

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Acceptance-Based Behavioral Treatment Can Help People Lose More Weight and Keep it Off

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(PsychCentral) According to a recent study and article published in PsychCentral, investigators found that participants who received Acceptance-Based Behavioral Treatment (ABT), which includes all behavioral skills taught in Standard Behavioral Treatment (SBT), lost 13.3 percent of their initial weight at one year, compared to 9.8 percent weight loss at one year for participants who received […]

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Excess Belly Fat Not So Good for the Heart

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According to a recent study and article published in HealthDay News, belly fat may lead to an increased risk for heart disease. The six-year study led by Dr. Caroline Fox, a former senior investigator for the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute looked at abdominal fat quantity and quality and found people with excess […]

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Stress Can Change the Way We Process Food

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(Huffington Post) According to a recent article published in the Huffington Post, a new study in Molecular Psychiatry suggests that when you consume a high calorie and high fat diet while stressed, you can also cause your body to burn fewer calories. This was the case with consuming “healthy fat”.

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Obesity Gene Not A Factor in Ability to Lose Weight

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(HealthDay) – According to data from several studies which were reported in HealthDay, people with the FTO gene (obesity gene) have the same ability to lose weight as those without the gene. According to the research, the obesity gene does not impact people’s ability to shed pounds through diet, exercise and weight-loss medications.

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Government Data Indicates U.S. Sugar Consumption Down

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(WTOP FM Washington) According to an article published in WTOP-FM, Americans’ total consumption of caloric sweeteners like refined cane sugar and high-fructose corn syrup is down 15 percent on average from its peak in 1999 as noted in government reports. It is believed that this reduction is largely due in part to a reduction in […]

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Malnutrition Impact on U.S Healthcare Costs Staggering

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(Reuters) According to a recent study conducted by Abbott Laboratories’ nutrition division and the University of Illinois, “the United States could save a minimum $15.5 billion in annual healthcare spending if malnutrition caused by chronic diseases is better addressed”. The study found that one in three patients who arrive at a U.S.-hospital suffer from malnutrition. An […]

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High Protein Breakfast Key to Weight Management

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(Today’s Dietitian) According to a recent article published in Today’s Dietitian,  there is a growing body of research which supports high-quality, high-protein breakfast consumption. Leading experts say that a high-protein breakfast can give individuals a little extra boost to enhance weight loss and weight-control efforts.

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USDA Debuts Food Products Database

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9/23/16 (Food Dive) The USDA recently debuted the USDA Branded Food Products Database at the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Summit. The extensive database lists nutrition information on more than 80,000 name brand packaged and prepared foods sold at grocery stores and restaurants.