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The way you eat may affect your risk for breast cancer

PHILADELPHIA How you eat may be just as important as how much you eat, if mice studies are any clue. Cancer researchers have long studied the role of diet on breast cancer risk, but results to date have been mixed. New findings published in Cancer Prevention Research , a journal of the Ameri...

Harvard scientist says we are what we eat -- and what we cook

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 1, 2009 -- "You are what you eat." Can these pithy words explain the evolution of the human species? Yes, says Richard Wrangham of Harvard University, who argues in a new book that the invention of cooking -- even more than agriculture, the eating of meat, or the advent o...

Teenage boys who eat fish at least once a week achieve higher intelligence scores

Fifteen-year-old males who ate fish at least once a week displayed higher cognitive skills at the age of 18 than those who it ate it less frequently, according to a study of nearly 4,000 teenagers published in the March issue of Acta Paediatrica . Eating fish once a week was enough to increa...

From seed to nuts: human ancestor's face evolved to eat survival foods

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The facial structure of an ancient relative of modern humans may have evolved to allow them to eat large, hard nuts and seeds as part of a survival strategy, according to a new study by an international team of researchers that includes Florida State University's Dennis E. Sli...

Students eat more whole grains when it's gradually added to school lunch

Elementary school students will eat more whole grains when healthier bread products are gradually introduced into their school lunches, a new University of Minnesota study shows. Whole grain breads are strongly recommended as part of a healthy diet, but children and pre-teens won't always eat t...

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

Unlike the male-dominated societies of their chimpanzee relatives, bonobo societyin which females enjoy a higher social status than maleshas a "make-love-not-war" kind of image. While chimpanzee males frequently band together to hunt and kill monkeys, the more peaceful bonobos were believed to res...

COPD? Eat your veggies

You know it's good for you in other ways, but could eating your broccoli also help patients with chronic lung disease? It just might. According to recent research from Johns Hopkins Medical School, a decrease in lung concentrations of NRF2-dependent antioxidants, key components of the lung's de...

Wolves would rather eat salmon

Although most people imagine wolves chasing deer and other hoofed animals, new research suggests that, when they can, wolves actually prefer fishing to hunting. The study, published today in the open access journal BMC Ecology, shows that when salmon is available, wolves will reduce deer hunting...

Parents shape whether their children learn to eat fruits and vegetables

Providing fruits for snacks and serving vegetables at dinner can shape a preschooler's eating patterns for his or her lifetime. To combat the increasing problem of childhood obesity, researchers are studying how to get preschoolers to eat more fruits and vegetables. According to researchers at ...

Spiders who eat together, stay together: UBC research

The ability to work together and capture larger prey has allowed social spiders to stretch the laws of nature and reach enormous colony sizes, UBC zoologists have found. The findings, published in this week's edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, may also explain why ...

Adults who eat eggs for breakfast lose 65 percent more weight

Park Ridge, Ill. (August 5, 2008) A study published online today in the International Journal of Obesity shows that eating two eggs for breakfast, as part of a reduced-calorie diet, helps overweight adults lose more weight and feel more energetic than those who eat a bagel breakfast of equal ca...

Get smart about what you eat and you might actually improve your intelligence

New research findings published online in The FASEB Journal provide more evidence that if we get smart about what we eat, our intelligence can improve. According to MIT scientists, dietary nutrients found in a wide range of foods from infant formula to eggs increase brain synapses and improve co...

Will kids eat vegetables if they grow them?

Each night at dinner tables across Australia, frustrated parents say to their children: "Eat your vegetables!" The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) has been awarded more than $41,000 by Coles for an Australian first study which may provide solutions to this age-old parent-child power st...

Why fruit-eating bats eat dirt

Dont eat the green parts of tomatoes, cut the green off the potatoes. Any child would know that eating these parts of vegetables is a bad idea. The reason behind this is that they contain secondary plant compounds which may have detrimental effects on the consumer. Each night, tropical fruit-ea...

How what and how much we eat (and drink) affects our risk of cancer

SAN DIEGO A healthy diet and lifestyle protect against a wide range of diseases, and new research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 2008 Annual Meeting, April 12-16, shows that cancer is no exception. Researchers demonstrate how excessive alcohol drinking could lead to an ...

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

University of Minnesota School of Public Health Project Eating Among Teens (EAT) researchers have found further evidence to support the importance of encouraging youth to eat breakfast regularly. Researchers examined the association between breakfast frequency and five-year body weight change in m...

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

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (Jan. 8, 2008) Adolescent girls who frequently eat meals with their families appear less likely to use diet pills, laxatives, or other extreme measures to control their weight five years later, according to research led by Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., lead ...

Ant invaders eat the natives, then move down the food chain

The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, is one of the most successful invasive species in the world, having colonized parts of five continents in addition to its native range in South America. A new study sheds light on the secrets of its success. The findings, from researchers at the University...

Kids eat more fruits, vegetables when schools offer salad bar

A new UCLA study has found that elementary schools can significantly increase the frequency of fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income students by providing a lunch salad bar. The findings, published in the December issue of the international peer-reviewed journal Public Health Nutr...

Study reveals that immigrant teenagers eat better than Spanish teenagers

This release is also available in Spanish . According to a study carried out at the Department of Experimental Sciences of the University of Granada immigrant teenagers eat better than Spanish teenagers. For this reason, immigrant teenagers have a lower probability of suffering from ...

Mama whales teach babies where to eat

SALT LAKE CITY University of Utah biologists discovered that young "right whales" learn from their mothers where to eat, raising concern about their ability to find new places to feed if Earth's changing climate disrupts their traditional dining areas. "A primary concern is, what are whales ...

Gene guards grain-producing grasses so people and animals can eat

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University and USDA-Agricultural Research Service scientists have discovered that a type of gene in grain-producing plants halts infection by a disease-causing fungus that can destroy crops vital for human food supplies. The research team is the first to show that ...

Eating with our eyes: Why people eat less at unbused tables

People watching the Super Bowl who saw how much they had already eaten -- in this case, leftover chicken-wing bones -- ate 27 percent less than people who had no such environmental cues, finds a new Cornell study. The difference between the two groups -- those eating at a table where leftover bon...

Why do some queen bees eat their worker bee's eggs?

Worker bees, wasps, and ants are often considered neuter. But in many species they are females with ovaries, who although unable to mate, can lay unfertilized eggs which turn into males if reared. For some species, such as bumble bees, this is the source of many of the males in the species. But in ...

Why do insects like to eat some plants more than others?

In a study appearing in the forthcoming issue of The American Naturalist, Tom E. X. Miller, Andrew J. Tyre, and Svata M. Louda (all of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln) examined herbivore dynamics, specifically why plants aren't all eaten at the same rate. Plant-insect ecologists typically at...

Targeted virus compels cancer cells to eat themselves

An engineered virus tracks down and infects the most common and deadly form of brain cancer and then kills tumor cells by forcing them to devour themselves, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The mo...

Parachuting allows krill to eat and run

Antarctic researchers have recorded a novel behavior in krill that may help regulate greenhouse gases. Antarctic krill, one of the largest animal resources on Earth, parachute into the deeper layers of the ocean many times a night and sequester large amounts carbon in the process. The work is re...

Urban water ecology at the ESA annual meeting

...ranslates into an input of food for the mosquitoes." When there's more organic matter, the microorganisms flourish, he says, and larval mosquitoes can eat like kings. To make matter worse, it's possible that other aquatic insects that would feed on mosquito larvae are poisoned in sewage overflow water...

Leicester research paves way for first use in Europe of an insect to fight invasive plant

...weaken it so as to restrict spread and increase the effectiveness of other control measures (i.e less herbicide use)." The psyllid doesn't actually eat the plant, but sucks the sap like an aphid, and also produces vast numbers of offspring on Japanese Knotweed plants, which severely affect the morphol...

Freshwater fish at the top of the food chain evolve more slowly

...nnows. A new study finds that once they evolved to eat other fish, largemouth bass and fellow fish-feeder...n centrarchids is strongly influenced by what they eat primarily whether they eat other fish or not," says Collar. More important...

Technology improves salmon passage at hydropower dams

... showed such a wall would help move fish away from shallow waters downstream. Predatory fish like northern pikeminnow gather in the shallow waters and eat passing salmon. The new guide wall should direct salmon toward the Columbia River's deeper channels, where predatory fish are less abundant. PNNL hy...

Noise pollution negatively affects woodland bird communities, says CU-Boulder study

...ecause some of their vocalizations were in the same range as the compressor noise and inhibited communication. Since scrub jays frequently carry, eat and cache pine nuts and disperse them throughout Southwest woodland areas, a decrease in scrub jays in such areas could result in the decreased establ...

Scripps-led study shows ocean health plays vital role in coral reef recovery

...ot able to fully recover after eight years. "You can imagine that when you are recovering from a sickness, it will take a lot longer if you don't eat well or get enough rest," said Jessica Carilli, Scripps graduate student and lead author on the study. "Similarly, a coral organism that must be cons...

Sex involved in plant defense

...reproducing asexually to gauge the effects of plant sex on defense mechanisms. The researchers found that so-called generalist herbivores those that eat a variety of plants preferred to feed on the asexual species and lived longer while doing so. The results were a bit different for so-called "spe...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

...Applications, Instrumentation, Research & Development and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3 Solid-State and Advanced Lasers eat into the Share of Gas Lasers II-4 Laser Industry Feels the Heat of Global Financial Crisis II-4 Industrial Applications II-4 Lasers in...

Hormone clue to root growth

... Plant roots provide the crops we eat with water, nutrients and anchorage. Understanding how roots grow and how hormones control that growth is crucial to improving crop yields, which will...

Key to evolutionary fitness: Cut the calories

... Charles Darwin and his contemporaries postulated that food consumption in birds and mammals was limited by resource levels, that is, animals would eat as much as they could while food was plentiful and produce as many offspring as this would allow them to. However, recent research has shown that, ev...

Recent news reports of sweetener reformulations raise questions about motivations

... distractor." Nestle, who is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University and author of What to eat and Food Politics, continued her criticism stating, "The irony is that white table sugar formerly a leading target of 'eat less' messages suddenly h...

Mouse model provides clues to human language development

...nges: The ability of the mice to hear and learn is diminished in comparison to their healthy littermates; they have more fat and less muscle, and they eat more and consume more energy. Moreover, they have altered blood parameters. "We were able to show that the Foxp2 gene has significant influence on ...

Drinking milk in the morning may help stave off lunchtime hunger

...ies to the breakfast meal). During the four hours between breakfast and lunch, the men and women gauged their feelings of fullness and were allowed to eat until comfortably full at lunch. The researchers found that the milk-drinking adults reported feeling fuller, more satisfied and therefore ate fewer c...
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