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Lack of Sleep Increases Calorie Intake

A recent study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, reveals that lack of sleep can induce people to eat larger portions of energy-dense food or food that are high in calories. As such, poor sleeping habits could increase the risk of becoming overweight in the long run. The research involved 16 males with normal weight.  In a buffet-like condition, the participants were asked to choose their ideal ration of 7 meals and 6 snack items under both hungry and satisfied conditions. In one condition, the participants had lack of sleep, while the other condition, they had a complete sleep (about 8 hours). Main […]

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Diet Soda Does not Increase Appetite

Many people are concerned about previous studies which have suggested that although artificially sweetened beverages or diet soda contain no calories, they may increase one’s appetite or one’s desire for sweet foods, which can result in weight gain. Some have also suggested that these effects can increase one’s risk for diabetes. Vasanti Malik, a nutrition researcher from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston says that artificial sweeteners are a many times sweeter than regular sugar, which can lead to these worrisome fears. New findings, however, may ease these worries, as researchers led by Carmen Piernas, from the University […]

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Intensive intervention programs encourage weight loss through healthier diet and exercise. These one-on-one programs are often guided by lifestyle coaches. Research shows that they have led to a 58% decrease in the incidence of type 2 diabetes among people who are obese or pre-diabetic. However, primary care doctors who are involved with such programs are often burdened with high patient loads, preventing them from providing adequate individualized care patients need. Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute have found that new self-directed interventions could increase the accessibility of educational programs to […]

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Eat Fewer, Larger Meals, Obese Women Advised

More than one-third of Americans are obese and are at risk for chronic disease such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Health care providers, nutritionists and media advocates propose various diets and strategies to improve weight, including eating small, frequent meals. However, study author Tim Heden, a doctoral student at the University of Missouri Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology argues that upon reviewing scientific literature, his team did not find much evidence to support the claim that eating small meals throughout the day could reduce weight and improve health. He states that their study is one of the first […]

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Brain Activity and Self-Control in Obese Children

Researchers from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas Medical Center have found why obese children are probably more vulnerable to the effects of food advertisements compared to children of healthy weight. They have shown, through brain imaging techniques that brain responses of children may vary, with regards to seeing commercial food logos, and may influence their self-control towards eating. Food marketing has been regarded as an important factor which may contribute to the rising rates of childhood obesity. US companies spend billions of dollars marketing food products including beverages, and majority of those advertised on television […]

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