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Study verifies fruit and vegetable consumption better for low income kids when they eat at school
The fruits and vegetables provided at school deliver an important dietary boost to low income adolescents, according to Meghan Longacre, PhD and Madeline Dalton, PhD of Dartmouth Hitchcock's Norris... (Medical News Today)

Low-glycemic index carbohydrate diet does not improve cardiovascular risk factors, insulin resistance
In a study that included overweight and obese participants, those with diets with low glycemic index of dietary carbohydrate did not have improvements in insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, or... (Medical News Today)

Under-nourished or malnourished? Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children
Malnutrition is a major cause of stunted growth in children, but new UCL research on mothers and children in Egypt suggests that the problem is not just about quantity of food but also quality. (Medical News Today)

Obese children's brains more responsive to sugar
A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar. (Medical News Today)

Majority of weight loss occurs 'via breathing'
Researchers have stated that when weight is lost, the majority of fat leaves the body in the form of carbon dioxide, making the lungs the primary excretory organ for weight loss. (Medical News Today)

Decreased risk of colorectal cancer linked with higher selenium levels
Although studies in recent years have linked high selenium levels to increased risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests a protective effect against colorectal cancer. (Medical News Today)

Enzymatic activity essential for vision may provide target for drug transport
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have uncovered the mechanism that enables the enzyme Lecithin: retinol acyltransferase (LRAT) to store vitamin A-a process that is... (Medical News Today)

In people of low birth weight, supplement could reduce heart disease risk
A simple supplement could be a safe and cost-effective way of reducing heart disease in individuals born with a low birth weight, suggests research from the University of Cambridge. (Medical News Today)

Salt, not high blood pressure, may be to blame for that headache
Departing from the belief that a special diet aimed at lowering high blood pressure can ease headaches, a new study suggests it is simply salt intake that is the culprit. (Medical News Today)

Supplement may prevent heart disease in people with low birth weight
Study finds supplemental co-enzyme Q (CoQ) may lower the risk of heart disease in people whose risk is higher because of lower birth weight and rapid postnatal growth. (Medical News Today)

Top-selling eye vitamins found not to match scientific evidence
With Americans spending billions of dollars each year on nutritional supplements, researchers have analyzed popular eye vitamins to determine whether their formulations and claims are consistent with... (Medical News Today)

Consumption of fructose may promote overeating
The brain responds differently to two kinds of sugar, according to a report at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual meeting in Phoenix Arizona. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of magnesium?
Find out about the potential health benefits of magnesium including decreasing risk of osteoporosis, improving insulin sensitivity in diabetics and lowering risk of hypertension. (Medical News Today)

Hormone-unrelated breast cancer death rate lowered by reducing dietary fat
Researchers found that death rates in early-stage breast cancer patients with hormone-unrelated breast cancer fell significantly, following a reduction in dietary fat intake. (Medical News Today)

Nutrient availability can cause whole-genome recoding
The availability of a trace nutrient can cause genome-wide changes to how organisms encode proteins, report scientists from the University of Chicago in PLoS Biology. (Medical News Today)

Extract of Irish potatoes, rich in polyphenols, reduces weight gain to a surprising extent
Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. (Medical News Today)

Low maternal weight gain linked to increased risk of male fetal death
Women who gain little weight during pregnancy and who are carrying a boy may be at higher risk of fetal death than women who gain higher amounts of weight, a new study finds. (Medical News Today)

New study shows increase in raw milk-associated outbreaks
A study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal shows that the average annual number of outbreaks due to drinking raw (unpasteurized) milk... (Medical News Today)

BPA: The American Chemistry Council issues response to study published in the American Heart Association journal
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following comments regarding a study published by Sanghyuk Bae and Yun-Chul Hongl in the American Heart Association journal, Hypertension, entitled... (Medical News Today)

New sensor can transmit information on hazardous chemicals or food spoilage to a smartphone
MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone. (Medical News Today)

Each dollar spent on kids' nutrition can yield more than $100 later
There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper from the University of Waterloo and Cornell University. (Medical News Today)

Jamie's Ministry of Food brings about changes in food attitudes and behaviors
A study looking at Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia 10-week program has found that it brings not only a change in attitudes but also in behavior when buying healthy food. (Medical News Today)

Scientists create food ingredient that will make you feel fuller
Scientists have developed an ingredient that can be added to foods to make them more filling. (Medical News Today)

More than salt, sugars may contribute to high blood pressure
Added sugars in processed foods are likely to have a greater role than salt in high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, according to new research in the journal Open Heart. (Medical News Today)

Malnutrition in U.S. - greatest cost linked to seniors, depression, COPD, coronary artery disease and dementia
Even in food-abundant industrialized countries like the U.S., an alarming number of people, particularly seniors, are in a state of diseased-associated malnutrition1. (Medical News Today)

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