News tagged with food consumption

Gene mutation linked to obesity

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have identified a genetic cause of severe obesity that, though rare, raises new questions about weight gain and energy use in the general obese population. The research, published ...

Jul 18, 2013
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Fatty food cravings genetically programmed

(Medical Xpress) -- In a new study published in Neuropsychopharmacology, Dr. Alasdair MacKenzie has found a genetic switch that regulates thirst and appetite and is believed to be the reason many people from Western countr ...

Jul 18, 2011
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Food addiction: How processed food makes you eat more

Most people have the strong desire for a normal weight but in many developed countries such as Australia, only a minority are able to achieve it. Research we recently published provides an insight into why. ...

Aug 26, 2013
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Lose fat faster before breakfast

People can burn up to 20% more body fat by exercising in the morning on an empty stomach, according to new research from Northumbria University.

Jan 24, 2013
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Food memories can help weight loss

(Medical Xpress)—Research led by a psychologist at the University of Liverpool has found that using memories of recent meals reduces the amount of food eaten later on.  It also found that being distracted when eating leads ...

Mar 18, 2013
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Cooking tips to possibly lessen risk of arsenic in rice

Last month rice lovers got some bitter news. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Reports released studies showing "worrisome" levels of cancer-causing arsenic in many popular rices and rice products.

Oct 08, 2012
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