The bad habits that lead to weight gain

(HealthDay)—It's no secret that weight gain results from consuming too many calories. But at its core is an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy habits.


Multiple screen use affects snack choices

Using multiple screen devices simultaneously while snacking may influence food choices, according to a new Michigan State University study.


Food cues undermine healthy eating choices

Obesity has become a major health issue due to the current 'obesogenic' environment in which unhealthy food is both easy and cheap to purchase. As a result, many (government) organisations encourage healthy eating habits ...


TV ads still push unhealthy foods at kids

(HealthDay)—The number of food ads targeting American children has declined, but most of the ads they do see are for unhealthy foods, a new study finds.


Pricing interventions increase sales, intake of healthy foods

(HealthDay)—Pricing interventions seem to improve access to healthy food and beverage options with increases in stocking and sales of these items, according to a review published online Nov. 2 in Preventing Chronic Disease.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The downside of knowing too much about our genes

Self-knowledge is a goal greatly prized by mystics and philosophers. However, too much knowledge about one's own genes can lead to some adverse psychological consequences, two new Yale-led research projects have found.

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