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Shopping While Hungry Leads to Bad Food Choices

Shopping on an empty stomach can lead people to load their grocery carts with more high-calorie foods, a new study suggests. However, they do not only get bad food choices for the next meal, but also for meals throughout the week, says researchers Brian Wansink and Aner Tal, who are with the Food and Brand Laboratory at Cornell University. Tal states that hungry people tend to think of more high-calorie foods that provide more energy, which affects the choice of foods they buy for the week. These foods may include red meat, candy and salty snacks, in contrast to lower=calorie […]

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Pre-ordering School Lunches Leads to Healthy Eating

Cornell University researchers found that children who pre-order lunch in school selected healthier foods than those who spontaneously selected their entrees based on hunger. The study, which was published online in JAMA Pediatrics, suggests that pre-ordering food may be an effective strategy to encourage children to choose and eat healthier foods in school. The study involved a group of 272 students from two elementary schools in New York where they normally pre-ordered their lunches using an electronic system. The participants (grades 1 to 5) were assigned to one of three groups over a 4-week period. All students pre-ordered lunch during […]

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Mediterranean Diet Preserves Memory

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham report that consuming a Mediterranean-style diet, which emphasizes foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids like fish and less saturated fats, meat and dairy foods may help preserve one’s memory and thinking abilities. However, this observation was not seen in people with diabetes. The study was recently published in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Georgios Tsivgoulis, M.D., a neurologist with UAB and the University of Athens, Greece says that since there are no known treatments for most illnesses causing dementia, people can turn to modifying their lifestyle, including […]

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AHA Guidelines Also Cut Cancer Risk

Most people think that the guidelines set by the American Heart Association (AHA) help protect against cardiovascular disease but a new study shows that aside from this, people who follow most of these guidelines are also less likely to develop cancer. This was recently reported by Laura J. Rasmussen-Torvik, Ph.D., of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in the journal Circulation. The author states that according to her team’s findings, people who follow at least six out of seven AHA guidelines cut their cancer risk by 50%, because many of the health behaviors that protect against heart disease also […]

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Why People Crave Evening Snacks

Researchers report that they may have found an explanation on why many people consume more food late in the evening but are less likely to eat breakfast. The study, published recently in the journal Obesity, found that the body’s internal clock, or the circadian system, increases hunger and cravings for high-calorie foods such as starchy, sweet, and salty foods at night. They explain that urge to consume more calories in the evening may have been helpful for early man to store energy to survive in times of food scarcity. However, in current times, late night snacking may result in significant […]

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