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December 8, 2019

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New Study Dispels Myths About What Makes Youth Sports Fun for Kids

A new study looks at what makes organized sports fun for kids, and some of the findings might surprise you. The new study dispels the popular myth that what makes sports the most fun for girls are ... read more
Americans get more than 50 percent of their daily calories from ultra-processed foods. Measures of heart health decrease as ultra-processed food ... read more
New research offers specific metrics that might qualify foods as hyper-palatable -- and finds most foods consumed in the United States meet ... read more

Limiting Mealtimes May Increase Your Motivation for Exercise

Limiting access to food in mice increases levels of the hormone, ghrelin, which may also increase motivation to exercise, according to a new study. The study suggests that a surge in levels of ... read more
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Click, Click, Cook: Online Grocery Shopping Leaves 'Food Deserts' Behind

An analysis found that most people in 'food deserts' in 8 states would increase their access to healthy, nutritious food if they purchase groceries online and had the food delivered as part ... read more

Life, Liberty -- And Access to Microbes?

Poverty increases the risk for numerous diseases by limiting people's access to healthy food, environments and stress-free conditions. Researchers argue that poverty also compromises health by ... read more

Decline in Ideal Heart Health Begins Early for Teen Girls

Ideal heart health declines between ages 9 and 19 for girls, particularly for black girls and girls from families with lower education and income ... read more

Allergy Shots May Be an Effective Treatment for Pediatric Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome

A new study shows allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) can be effective in reducing PFAS symptoms for pediatric ... read more

Intended to Help Human, Planetary Health, EAT-Lancet Diet Too Costly for 1.6 Billion People

A new study estimates that the Eat-Lancet Commission reference diet -- meant to improve both human and planetary health -- would be unaffordable for at least 1.58 billion people, mostly in ... read more

Older Adults Find Greater Well-Being in Smaller Social Networks, Study Finds

Are younger adults who cultivate numerous connections with friends, families and acquaintances through online social networks any happier than older adults who have smaller circles of face-to-face ... read more

One Avocado a Day Helps Lower 'Bad' Cholesterol for Heart Healthy Benefits

New research suggests that eating one avocado a day may help keep 'bad cholesterol' at bay. According to the researchers, bad cholesterol can refer to both oxidized low-density lipoprotein ... read more

Bolivian Forager-Farmers Known for Amazing Heart Health Are Divided About What Makes a Good Life

A small Bolivian society of indigenous forager-farmers, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about what makes a good life. Some are holding more to ... read more

Coffee Bean Extracts Alleviate Inflammation, Insulin Resistance in Mouse Cells

Food science and human nutrition researchers are interested in the potential of inflammation-fighting compounds found in the silverskin and husk of coffee beans, not only for their benefits in ... read more

Review of 96 Healthy Eating Studies Finds 'Nudges' Yield Best Changes in Eating Habits

A gentle nudge in the right direction is sometimes all people need. In this case, new research finds it works when it comes to promoting healthy ... read more

Randomized Controlled Trial Suggests Healthier Diet May Directly Reduce Depression

Young adults with depression whose diet is usually unhealthy showed significantly fewer symptoms of depression after eating a healthy diet for three weeks, according to a new ... read more

Human Gut Microbes Could Make Processed Foods Healthier

A new study sheds light on how human gut microbes break down processed foods -- especially potentially harmful chemical changes often produced during modern food manufacturing ... read more

Why We Crave Junk Food After a Sleepless Night

When you're sleep deprived, you reach for doughnuts and pizza. A new study has figured out why you crave more calorie-dense, high-fat foods after a sleepless night. Blame it on your sleepy nose ... read more

Urban, Home Gardens Could Help Curb Food Insecurity, Health Problems

Food deserts are an increasingly recognized problem in the United States, but a new study indicates urban and home gardens -- combined with nutrition education -- could be a path toward correcting ... read more

Large, Long-Term Study Suggests Link Between Eating Mushrooms and a Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer

Results from the first long-term cohort study of more than 36,000 Japanese men over decades suggest an association between eating mushrooms and a lower risk of prostate ... read more

People Eat More When Dining With Friends and Family

People eat more with friends and family than when dining alone -- a possible throwback to our early ancestors' approach to survival, according to a new study. This phenomenon is known as ... read more

Touting Flavor Before Nutrition Encourages Healthy Eating

Most people want to eat healthier, but efforts to encourage healthy eating by providing nutrition information have not drastically changed habits. A new study suggests that labels emphasizing taste ... read more

Father's Obesity in Puberty Doubles the Risk of Asthma in His Future Offspring

A new study shows that boys who are obese in pre-puberty have an over two times higher risk of having children with asthma than those who are ... read more

Estimating Calorie Content Not Clear-Cut for All

We make food decisions several times a day - from what time we eat to how much - but a new study has found we are not very good at judging the energy-density of what we ... read more

Food Insecurity in Young Adults Raises Risk for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Asthma

A paradox of food insecurity in wealthy countries is its association with excess weight. Now, a study finds that young adults in the United States who are food insecure not only are slightly more ... read more

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