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Study explains how sleep loss can make you fat

A sleepless night makes us more likely to reach for doughnuts or pizza than for whole grains and leafy green vegetables, suggests a new study from UC Berkeley that examines the brain regions that control food choices. The ...

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American snacking habits to blame for obesity: study

(Medical Xpress) -- In a new study published in PLoS Medicine, researchers have shown that it is not only the American habit of “super-sizing” meals that is leading to obesity, but the number of snacks and meals ...

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Estimating calorie content not clear-cut for all

We make food decisions several times a day—from what time we eat to how much—but a new University of Otago study has found we are not very good at judging the energy-density of what we consume.

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Oversized meals have been shown to be a factor in obesity

Restaurants frequently serve oversized meals, not only in the United States but also in many other countries, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers and supported by FAPESP—São Paulo Research ...

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A better way to look at food

(HealthDay)—A "low-energy-dense food diet" sounds like just another weight loss fad, but it's an approach with decades of research behind it.

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Keeping track of healthy calories

(HealthDay)—Even when eating nutritiously, healthy aging depends on moderating the number of calories you take in.

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