Weight Gain

Train your brain to prefer healthy foods

"I can resist anything except temptation." Anyone who has ever been on a diet can relate to that quip from Oscar Wilde. No matter what the fad diet du jour says, the only way to lose weight is to reduce the net number of ...

Oct 21, 2014
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Hungry or not, kids will eat treats

(Medical Xpress)—Even though they are not hungry, children as young as three will find high-energy treats too tempting to refuse, new QUT research has found.

Oct 21, 2014
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Diet and exercise during pregnancy has hidden benefits

It might not be obvious on the scales, but healthy eating and increased physical activity from walking during pregnancy is directly associated with a range of improved outcomes at birth, according to researchers from the ...

Oct 13, 2014
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Office workers on the move to better health

Sixty Brisbane Telstra office workers are at the front line of a University of Queensland project that aims to combat the health risks that result from prolonged sitting.

Oct 10, 2014
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What kind of research can we trust?

Research involving pharmaceutical company input is notoriously compromised. While not all industry ties lead to biased research, and not all biases are a consequence of industry ties, many studies show industry influence can make drugs look s ...

Oct 08, 2014
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