Monthly Archives: January 2013

Late Night Meals Linked to Weight Status

The International Journal of Obesity published an article this month investigated whether the timing of meals influenced weight loss. They found that people who ate more food later in the day with their main meal after 3pm had less weight loss than those that ate their main meal before 3pm. It seems that the late […]

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To Eat Less Take Smaller Bites and Smaller Sips

Researchers in the Netherlands published a study looking at the food intake of people eating soup, both when the subjects were focused and distracted. When subjects were focused, those who took smaller sips consumed 30% less than those who took larger sips. Further, the group taking larger sips underestimated their intake. The study also found […]

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Nutritional Factors and Muscle Mass in Seniors

IOF (The International Osteoporosis Nutrition Working Group) published a review examining the role of nutrition and sarcopenia, which is the gradual loss of muscle mass. Loss of muscle mass is common as we get older and it poses severe risks of disability by leading to falls and fractures. They found that resistance training was the […]

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Trace Amounts of Melamine in Dinnerware Can Seep Into Food

Melamine is a chemical used in plastics, adhesives, countertops, and dishware. It has been shown to cause cancer or reproductive damage. In 2008, melamine-tainted powdered infant formula was found in China, which killed 6 children and sickened thousands more. A study in the JAMA Internal Medicine found that people who ate out of melamine bowls […]

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Possible Connection Between Fast Food and Asthma and Allergies

The journal Thorax recently published a research study which examined 400,000 children in 51 different countries. They found a link between fast food consumption and an increase in asthma and allergies. In fact, 39 percent of teens and 27 percent of younger children were more likely to have severe asthma if they ate the most […]

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