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U of M study identifies risk factors of disordered eating in overweight youth

... (July 29, 2009) University of Minnesota Project eating Among Teens (EAT) researchers have identified ... control behaviors, are more likely to suffer from eating disorders. Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Ph.D., ... from Project EAT, an ongoing study that assessed eating and weight-related behaviors in 4,746 adolescents ...

A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline

... Vienna, July 14, 2009 eating a "heart healthy" diet and maintaining or ... Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating Pattern May Reduce Age-Related Cognitive Decline ... blood pressure or pre-hypertension. The DASH diet eating plan has been proven to lower blood pressure in ...

Study finds link between individual stress and adolescent obesity

... that fathers, too, have an effect on children's eating habits and obesity," said Stewart, author of the ... on nonresident father involvement and adolescent eating patterns. "In our latest study, we found that ... with a single mom was associated with worse eating habits." Lohman says the new research should ...

Eat, drink and be merry?

... worldwide. It is well accepted that unhealthy eating patterns are partly responsible for the increase ... of factors influencing children's body weight, eating patterns and happiness. For example, mothers' ... fast food and soft drinks predicted her child's eating habits. Those children who ate fast food were ...

Diet secrets of 'the Royals'

... switch when rain falls and the elephants go from eating mostly trees and shrubs to eating mostly grasses, and then back again. ... tail hair carbon isotope levels showed they were eating only trees and shrubs and no grass. That was ...

Gutsy germs succumb to baby broccoli

... pilot study in 50 people in Japan suggests that eating two and a half ounces of broccoli sprouts daily ... an international team of scientists caution that eating sprouts containing sulforaphane did not cure ... pylori ( H. pylori ). They do not suggest that eating this or any amount of broccoli sprouts will ...

News from the April 2009 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... features research studies focusing on vegetarian eating plans; dietary quality among children; and relationships between eating habits and metabolic syndrome. Vegetarians Face Increased Risk of eating Disorders While vegetarians tend to eat ...

Psychiatric disorders are common in adults who have had anorexia

... of Psychiatry and the International Journal of eating Disorders . Three women have still not ... off sick for more than six months due to an eating disorder or other psychiatric disorder.. ... other psychiatric disorder, in addition to the eating disorder. The most common of these is obsessive ...

Researchers uncover 'obesity gene' involved in weight gain response to high-fat diet

... of mice. These mice rapidly gained weight while eating a high-fat diet for 12 weeks. On the other ... weight and showed minimal health effects after eating the same high-fat diet. In comparing the ... more PKC beta in their fat tissue than did mice eating a regular diet. "So we now know this gene is ...

Eating habits and exercise behaviors in children can deteriorate early

... preschool-age to school-age, they may develop eating habits and leisure-time patterns that may not ... children (2 to 5 years) had relatively good eating habits and physical activity levels, but that ... the parent's age, height and weight. The eating and leisure-time activity questionnaire was ...

News from the January 2009 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... features research studies focusing on everyday eating habits of consumers. Researchers look at why sack ... While young adults enjoy and value time spent eating with others, 35 percent of men and 42 percent of ... eating, and feel it is important to have social eating experiences and to have regular meals. But ...

Young adults need to make more time for healthy meals

... due to school or work can begin to impact eating habits in a negative way. In a study published in ... while young adults enjoy and value time spent eating with others, 35% of males and 42% of females ... Health, University of Minnesota assessed both eating behaviors and dietary balance. In particular, the ...

New study 'pardons' the misunderstood egg

... in the journal Risk Analysis (1) estimates that eating one egg per day is responsible for less than 1 ... who do not eat eggs.(2) In a recent study, eating two eggs for breakfast, as part of a ... reduce their BMIs by 61 percent more than those eating a bagel breakfast of equal calories. In addition, ...

The dark chocolate version of Father Christmas is most filling

... for sweet, salty and fatty foods. In other words, eating dark chocolate may be an efficient way to keep ... Results Two and a half hours after eating the chocolate, participants were offered pizza ad ... that the plain chocolate made them feel less like eating sweet, salty or fatty foods. So apart from ...

News from the December 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... research studies focusing on the everyday eating habits of consumers. Researchers look at why fast ... Labeling as a Potential Tool for Changing eating Habits of University Dining Hall Patrons ... available in restaurants and other away-from-home eating locations tend to be higher in calories and fat ...

Indiana University research at American Public Health Association meeting

... at the Academy for Educational Development. eating in a grab and go world A nutritious diet is ... researchers note. The researchers examined the eating habits of college students as they transitioned ... The students, they say, bring to college the eating habits established at home, where most skipped ...

Fructose sets table for weight gain without warning

... BETHESDA, Md. (Oct. 16, 2008) − eating too much fructose can induce leptin resistance, a ... with leptin, to see if they would respond by eating less. Animals whose leptin response is ... animals responded normally to leptin by eating less. This first six months of the study ...

Despite 'peacenik' reputation, bonobos hunt and eat other primates too

... first direct evidence of wild bonobos hunting and eating the young of other primate species. "These ... explain the relative absence of hunting and meat eating in bonobos. Our observations suggest that, in ... and causes of aggression, hunting, and meat eating in bonobos, chimpanzees, and ourselves. ...

New study indicates link between weight gains during pregnancy and dieting history

... who have a history of dieting or other restricted eating practices are at risk of gaining an inappropriate ... Carolina at Chapel Hill report that restrained eating behaviors prior to pregnancy were associated with ... of preconception dieting practices and restrained eating were related to higher weight gains in pregnancy, ...

News from the October 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... whether a history of dieting and restrained eating prior to pregnancy was related to higher weight ... women with a history of dieting or restrained eating gained more weight during pregnancy and had ... researchers found. They concluded: "Restrained eating behaviors were associated with weight gains above ...

Genes and nutrition influence caste in unusual species of harvester ant

... could tell whether individual ants were eating higher or lower on the food chain. Those at the ... isotope of nitrogen in their foods than those eating seeds or plants. The analysis showed that ... workers had the lowest nitrogen content and were eating primarily from plant rather than animal sources. ...

Cataloguing invisible life: Microbe genome emerges from lake sediment

... on bacteria that perform the ecological task of eating methane. The study, published Sunday (Aug. 17) in ... a particular ecological function, in this case eating single-carbon compounds such as methane. First ... as bubbles, these bacteria do a very good job of eating it," Chistoserdova said. Her group will ...

Parents shape whether their children learn to eat fruits and vegetables

... vegetables at dinner can shape a preschooler's eating patterns for his or her lifetime. To combat ... fat snacks or soft drinks, children learn these eating patterns instead." Haire-Joshu and researchers ... sites nationwide. This further impacts healthy eating patterns in parents and their preschool ...

Case Western Reserve University study looks at keeping migrant workers' children healthy

... harvest, they also will provide data about the eating choices of Latino migrant children for a Case ... of Nursing, will survey families about their eating habits and lifestyle issues. In Kilanowski's ... will find out what migrant workers' children are eating for snacks and dinners. She also will learn what ...

Weekends slow weight loss, researchers find

... they stopped losing weight because they were eating more." Racette's team followed 48 adults ... in the study didn't always realize they were eating significantly more food on weekends. "It was ... for each study participant's exercise and eating habits. This pre-intervention data determined ...

Highlights from the July 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... on two test visits to compare slow and quick eating rates. The women rated their hunger, satiety ... eat, thirst and other factors. A slower rate of eating led to significant decreases in food consumption ... chewing may work together to slow a person's eating pace and help to maximize satiation. "Thus, these ...

Ancient 'Nutcracker Man' challenges ideas on evolution of human diet

... the finding shows evolutionary adaptation for eating may have been based on scarcity rather than on an ... primates. "It looks more like they were eating Jell-O," Ungar said. This finding, while ... Paradox states that animals may actively avoid eating the very foods they have developed adaptations ...

Body image program reduces onset of obesity and eating disorders

... In their research on eating disorders, Oregon Research Institute (ORI) ... prevention program reduced the risk for onset of eating disorders by 61% and obesity by 55% in young ... idea that we can reduce risk for future onset of eating disorders and obesity has been an unrealized ...

Chocolate bar shown to lower cholesterol

... an effective way to lower cholesterol levels by eating chocolate bars. eating two CocoaVia dark chocolate bars a day not only ... study began the American Heart Associations eating Plan for Healthy Americans (formerly the Step 1 ...

Nutrition research unveiled this week shows pistachios are smart for the heart

... new study adds another piece to the puzzle of how eating pistachios may benefit heart health, said Dr. ... In July 2003, the U.S. FDA announced that eating most nuts, such as pistachios, may help reduce ... and presented again in March 2008 showed that eating pistachios may reduce your bodys response to the ...

Adolescent girls with ADHD are at increased risk for eating disorders, study shows

... stand a substantially greater risk of developing eating disorders in adolescence than girls without ADHD, ... and may go through repeating cycles of binge eating and purging behaviors that are common in bulimia ... Mikami said. "They may be at risk for eating problems, which are a female-relevant domain of ...

U of M finds teens who eat breakfast daily eat healthier diets than those who skip breakfast

... of Minnesota School of Public Health Project eating Among Teens (EAT) researchers have found further ... activity and other dietary factors, suggests that eating breakfast may have important effects on overall ... adolescents to start the day off right by eating breakfast. Although adolescents may think that ...

Big Mac: The whole world on your plate

... by nutritionists for some time. However eating carrots and celery, for example, provides you ... are actually a single species, Vamosi said. eating lots of different produce might not actually ... overall. "Individually we are probably eating a greater range of plant species than our ...

U of M research finds disordered eating less common among teen girls who regularly eat family meals

... Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., lead investigator of Project eating Among Teens (Project EAT) at the University of ... mass index, feelings of family connectedness, and eating behaviors. Among teen girls, those who ate ... to report using extreme measuresincluding binge eating and self-induced vomitingto control their weight ...

U of I scientist does nutritional detective work in Botswana

... pension checks and questioned them about their eating habits. The results of their detective work ... elderly men and married people," she said. eating vegetables was more common if older persons had ... more nutritious meals if children are also eating them." The elderly Batswana's frequent role as ...

Starting university may be hazardous to your health: study

... times more likely to report symptoms of binge eating compared to those students living with parents ... three times as likely to report symptoms of binge eating when entering their first year of studies. ... with the transition of entering university and eating problems," says Erin Barker, who conducted the ...

Study reveals that immigrant teenagers eat better than Spanish teenagers

... and other cardiovascular diseases caused by bad eating habits. The study has not only analysed for the ... pointed out that interculturality applied to the eating field improves teenagers health. Lorena Ramos ... Leon. Results of her research have shown that the eating habits of immigrants are much better than those ...

'Bad carbs' not the enemy, University of Virginia professor finds

... latest common wisdom on carbohydrates claims that eating so-called bad carbohydrates will make you fat, ... Glenn Gaesser says, thats just nonsense. eating sandwiches with white bread, or an occasional ... weight control. There is no reason to be eating fewer carbs theyre not the enemy, says Gaesser, ...

Eating competence may lower risk of heart disease

... confident, comfortable and flexible with their eating habits may be at a significantly lower risk of ... a curriculum that helps people understand their eating habits could prove to be an important medical ... cardiovascular disease if they were not eating competent to begin with," said Barbara Lohse, ...

Tropical crab invades Georgia oyster reefs -- but the long-term impact can't be predicted

... for food, but the native crabs have switched to eating these green porcelain crabs rather than eating the baby oysters. Even though their growth is ... among the native crabs and fish that now prefer eating them instead of their normal diet. But if the ...
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